This easy homemade ice cream recipe makes the most delicious vanilla ice cream, and you can make it without an ice cream maker. Yes, really!
Pour the heavy cream into a large bowl, and beat with a mixer on high to medium-high until peaks form. Mine took about 5 minutes, FYI.
Gently fold in the sweetened condensed milk until everything is well-incorporated.
Transfer to a freezer-safe dish, cover and freeze until set, about 8 hours. Tip: I usually make mine the night before we eat it.
You can make this with or without the vanilla, and it will still be great! If you want to add it, I suggest between 1/2 teaspoon - 1 teaspoon, to taste. Sweetened condensed milk already can contain some vanilla, FYI.
You can whip your cream with a stand mixer, hand mixer or even a blender. Careful not to over-whip it though, because it will turn into butter! Just beat it long enough until peaks start to form. With my hand-held mixer, it was about 5 minutes, FYI. It may be quicker than that in a blender.