This vanilla ice cream recipe is so good especially given how easy it is to make. I already had the basics on hand so while searching the internet for a recipe, I accidentally enabled the voice recognition aspect on my Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone. On a whim I said, “Cuisinart vanilla ice cream” and it found the perfect, egg-less recipe within seconds. So, we tried it.

Vanilla icea cream with M&Ms in a bowl.

Ingredients can be whisked together in just a few minutes and poured into the ice cream maker. Kids can make this recipe, easily.

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Cuisinart Vanilla Ice Cream Ingredients

Then dump the mixture into an ice cream maker. Turn it on for 20 minutes.

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

It’s always difficult to take photos with kids around. I now see she was snacking on M&Ms. It was 9:00am. Anyway, here’s what it looks like after you pull it off the ice cream maker.

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

Toss in frozen M&Ms (the cold helps keep them from bleeding color) and freeze.

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe With M&Ms

Done. Enjoy it as plain vanilla ice cream, toss in sprinkles, swirl in peanut butter or similar.

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe – With M&Ms

Vanilla icea cream with M&Ms in a bowl.


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup of frozen M&Ms (or as many as you like)


  1. Whisk to combine the milk, sugar and salt until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  3. Pour into cold ice cream maker freezer bowl.
  4. Mix for 20 minutes, or until thickened. The ice cream will have a creamy texture.
  5. Gently stir in frozen M&Ms. Combine, but with as little stirring as possible. More stirring will cause the color to fall off the M&Ms.
  6. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes prior to serving.

The original recipe is here, however, the main difference is that we forgot to let the ice cream sit for an hour or two in the refrigerator prior to putting the mixture in the ice cream maker. It didn’t matter, as far as I can tell. We also made it using nonfat milk. It’s still delicious, but regular milk creates a better consistency. It’s worth a bit longer on the treadmill.

See also: Recipe: Spiced Roasted Figs with Hazelnuts and Vanilla Ice Cream

Cuisinart Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe M&Ms


*This is post 2 of 3. I’m one of the bloggers testing out the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone.

Katie Dillon is the managing editor of La Jolla Mom. She helps readers plan San Diego vacations through her hotel expertise (that stems from living in a Four Seasons hotel) and local connections. Readers have access to exclusive discounts on theme park tickets (like Disneyland and San Diego Zoo) and perks at luxury hotels worldwide through her. She also shares insider tips for visiting major cities worldwide, like Hong Kong, London, Paris, and Shanghai, that her family has either lived in or visits regularly (or both).

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