Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Servings
8
Total Time
45 min
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups Silk Original or Vanilla Soy, Almond or Coconutmilk
  • 2 cups Silk Original or French Vanilla Creamer
  • 1/2 cup honey, agave or sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot or cornstarch

Special tools: ice cream maker

Dish up your review

  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    Dairy Free!

    I thought I was going to cry when I found that I was allergic to dairy, but i made this ice cream and my worry that I could not have ice cream floated away. It really depends on the type of milk,I've tried all three and coconut is the best.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    4
    Average: 4 (1 vote)

    The family loved it!

    I am very glad that, because of this recipe, I don't have to live ice cream free now that I am living dairy free!
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
    Minnesota

    Soy Good!

    The first thing I did when I got my new ice cream maker was try this recipe! It was really good and the amount this recipe makes is just perfect - not too much! Since trying this recipe, I have used it as the base for all sorts of flavors; mint chip, peanut butter, etc.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
    Texas

    My Son can Be a Kid!

    I was so worried my son would miss out on the traditional cake and ice cream birthday party experience when we realized his lactose-allergy was not going away as he grew. I made this recipe with him in mind, and he loved it! But, the rest of the family, the cousins, the grandparents, everyone else loved it too! Very creamy, very rich on the tongue, and a great vanilla flavor any kid could easily fall in love with! Thanks! Next time, I will be adding crushed pineapple, mashed bananas, and some strawberries to imitate great-grandma's famous banana-split ice cream.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    Amazing!

    One of the hardest things about being lactose intolerant is that a lot of times I've had to go without ice cream if I did not have my pills. But this recipe is amazing! It brings back what I love about ice cream without any symptoms or having to take any pills.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    1
    Average: 1 (1 vote)

    Did not work for me

    I followed the recipe exactly using almond milk but the mixture did not freeze in my Cuisanart ice cream maker so I can't recommend this recipe.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    1
    Average: 1 (1 vote)

    Not quite what I expected

    I was so excited after reading the recipe and some reviews that I would be able to make ice cream for my grandbabies. I followed the recipe exactly. Unfortunately, it did not turn out smooth and creamy. I didn't like the flavor (neither did my girls) or the texture. Don't think I will try this again. Please make us another recipe.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    amazing!

    I hate not being able to have ice cream being severely lactose intolerant. However I was slightly apprehensive to try any milk free recipes afraid that it just wouldn't be the same but i finally tried it and the results were wonderful! Will definitely be making this very often
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
    California

    Delicious!

    This was creamy and delicious! I used french vanilla creamer and it gave the ice cream a strong vanilla taste, which my family loved. You could probably leave out the vanilla bean/extract it you prefer a subtler flavor. It's the only kind of ice cream we will make from now on.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    1
    Average: 1 (1 vote)

    tat103

    My ice cream machine will not freeze this receipt and I followed it exact -sad my little granddaughter can't have dairy I need a good easy receipt. Help!
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    3
    Average: 3 (1 vote)

    Chunky and icy

    Five star taste, three star execution. Followed the directions and ingredients exactly, chilled it for two days in the fridge before popping it into the ice cream maker. Instead of smoothy and creamy, I got chunky and icy. Popped it into a container in the freezer and hoping it sets up semi-nice. Overall, I'm not so impressed.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    Just Like SoDelicious!

    I've read the reviews about this not being creamy. No, it isn't as creamy as dairy ice cream, but it is the same consistency as the SoDelicious brand Soy ice cream. It's just as good if not better because there is no cardboard taste. My Oster ice cream maker worked perfectly in making this. I did use corn starch instead of arrowroot and liquid vanilla. Thanks so much for giving us a recipe that is delicious!! Our biggest treat these days is root beer floats!!!
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
    Massachusetts

    Amazing

    Make it. I made a couple variations, like not using creamer and putting in a small can of coconut milk, but overall this recipe is delicious. Thank you Silk.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
    Georgia

    l've made it with different flavors

    This recipe is the best one l've found for "ice cream" and it's so easy to make. Besides the vanilla, I've made coffee ice cream and chocolate ice cream. My favorite is the coffee with cacao nibs added.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    I can eat ice cream again!!

    I had to give up ice cream about 5 years ago because I have some lactose issues. Then I found this recipe. This recipe makes the best ice cream! I no longer have to go without, and actually prefer this to "traditional cow ice cream". Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am one happy lady!!!
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    Yummy

    This is a great recipe. I also substituted dark chocolate Silk in a batch which was delicious too.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    PERFECT

    This is by far the best recipe I've used since becoming lactose intolerant. I will not be going back to any other recipes--this stuff is great! I used the French vanilla soy creamer along with almond milk to make it. Followed directions exactly. Amazingly good!
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)

    So Good!

    This was so good! I made some for my husband and he loved it! We are always looking for healthier options of the foods we like and this will definitely go on the list. It was very easy to make.
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

    Ratings: 
    5
    Average: 5 (1 vote)
    North Carolina

    Awesome!

    My daughter loves this recipe. Because she is deathly allergic to milk, she would get sad when she saw me eat soft serve ice cream. This recipe gives her that taste. We don't have to argue about her not drinking enough soy milk now! Tip: To get it to work well in our ice cream maker, the mixture had to be chilled in the fridge for a few hours. It wouldn't work if it was room temperature.

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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Preparation

  • Place Silk and Silk Creamer in a medium saucepan and whisk in honey, agave or sugar.
  • Slice vanilla bean in half lengthwise, and use the tip of a knife to scrape the seeds from the bean into the saucepan. Add bean pod as well.
  • Bring mixture to a simmer over medium heat and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and remove about 1/4 cup from the pan and whisk it together with the arrowroot in a small bowl. Whisk the arrowroot mixture back into the pan, cover and let the mixture infuse for 20 minutes.
  • Cool completely and process in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • NOTE: If you don’t have a vanilla bean, add 2 tsp vanilla extract when removing mixture from heat. You may also add fresh fruit or any other flavorings you desire.