Three-ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream and other flavor variations

Serves 8

INGREDIENTS

  • • 1 vanilla bean
  • • 1 cup 35% cream
  • • ½ 300-ml can sweetened condensed milk

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise. Use the back of a paring knife to scrape out the seeds.
  2. Beat the cream in a medium bowl, using an electric mixer on medium, until soft peaks form, 2 to 4 minutes. Reduce speed to low and beat in milk and vanilla seeds until just combined. Mixture should be smooth and fluffy.
  3. Scrape the mixture into a resealable container. Freeze until firm, 6 hours.

  4. For variations below, omit vanilla bean.

Avocado
Add ½ cup mashed ripe avocado with sweetened condensed milk. Continue with recipe.

Chocolate
Add ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder with sweetened condensed milk. Continue with recipe.

Toasted Marshmallow
Beat in sweetened condensed milk. Arrange 2 cups mini marshmallows tightly in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil marshmallows until dark golden but not burned, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately beat them into the ice cream mixture. Continue with recipe.

Salted Caramel
In addition to the vanilla bean, also omit the sweetened condensed milk. Add ½ 300-mL can dulce de leche and ¼ tsp flaky sea salt into beaten cream. Continue with recipe.

Cookies + Cream
Fold in 1 cup crushed chocolate wafers with sweetened condensed milk. Continue with recipe.

Malted Milk
Beat cream with sweetened condensed milk and ½ cup malted milk powder (such as Ovaltine). Continue with recipe.

Sweet Corn
Add ½ 398-ml can creamed corn with sweetened condensed milk. Continue with recipe.

Rhubarb
Boil 2 cups finely chopped rhubarb in a medium saucepan (without added water) over high heat until rhubarb is tender and all liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes. Rhubarb should measure about ¹⁄³ cup. Chill until completely cool. Add chilled rhubarb with sweetened condensed milk. Continue with recipe.

Mango
Purée 1½ cups chopped fresh ripe mango in a food processor until smooth. Add the mango purée with sweetened condensed milk. Continue with recipe.

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