Make ice cream for your children at home without an ice cream maker. Most of us don’t have ice cream makers at home but that is not an issue you can still make ice cream easily.


2 cups heavy whipping cream

2 cups half-and-half cream

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Step 1: Prep Your Pan

Freeze an empty freezer-safe shallow bowl or pan. We’re going to use a 13×9-inch pan, but anything stainless steel works well here. Avoid any material that might shatter.

Step 2: Mix It Up

In a large bowl, stir all the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved.

For the smoothest texture, make sure the sugar is completely dissolved before you freeze.

Step 3: Freeze

Transfer your mixture into the cold pan and stick it back in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes. Around that time, check the ice cream. Once the edges start to freeze, take out the mixture and beat it using a hand mixer. By breaking up the ice cream, you’ll help make it smooth and creamy. You cannot beat the mixture too much.

Step 4: Back to the Freezer

Return the pan to the freezer. Every 30 minutes or so, take it back out and beat the ice cream again. Repeat until it is firmly frozen, usually around four or five mixing sessions. Once it’s frozen, the mixture should be smooth and creamy.

If at any time the ice cream becomes too hard, place it in the refrigerator until it becomes soft enough to beat, and then continue the process.

Store the ice cream in a covered freezer container until ready to serve. That’s it!