Vanilla Bean Honey Ice Cream | #SundaySupper

Sometimes simple is better, as today’s recipe event is going to demonstrate. Each recipe shared today for Sunday Supper has the prerequisite of containing only 5 ingredients or less! Not only is that economical, but it allows the flavors of what you are enjoying, to really come out.

For my contribution, I’ve shared this simple and delicious 3 Ingredient – Vanilla Bean Honey Ice Cream.

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To begin, measure out 4 cups of half and half.


And measure out 2/3 cup of honey. Place them both in a saucepan.


Next grab 2 whole vanilla beans. With a sharp knife, split them open and scrape out all of that goodness from inside. Put it in the saucepan with the rest.


If you get some fibers from the pods, that is okay. You’ll strain this before finishing the ice cream, so don’t worry.

Bring the contents of the saucepan up to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring continually. When the mixture begins to bubble, remove it from the heat. Let it cool for an hour, stirring once in a while.


Pour the mixture into a bowl that has a lid, and refrigerate over night.


The next day, pour the mixture through a sieve into your ice cream maker.


Run your ice cream maker according to its instructions. When it is finished, spread the ice cream in an airtight container and freeze for an hour.


Then scoop out this simple goodness into a dish.

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And of course…enjoy!

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See how simple that was?

Vanilla Bean Honey Ice Cream | #SundaySupper
  • 4 cups half & half
  • ⅔ cup honey
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • Ice Cream Maker
  1. Combine the half & half and honey in a saucepan. With a sharp knife, split open the two vanilla bean pods and scrape out all of the seeds from the inside. Place it in the saucepan. Stirring continually, heat the mixture over medium heat until it begins to bubble. Remove it from the heat and let it cool for an hour. Give it a stir once in a while. Pour the mixture into a bowl that has a lid, and refrigerate overnight. The next day, pour the mixture through a sieve into your ice cream maker. Run it according to its instructions. Place the ice cream in an airtight container and freeze for one hour.
  2. Serve and enjoy!

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Thank you to Alice of Hip Foodie Mom for hosting this week!

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  1. says

    I am aware dear Conni that we’ve not met in person but I’d like to send you XOs. Vanilla ice cream is a standard go-to….And I love that I can now have delicious ice cream with a minimum of fuss. Thank you!!!

  2. says

    So simple and yet incredibly delicious, I can’t wait until we have good enough weather for sitting outside with a bowl of ice cream. :)

  3. says

    Wow! Easiest ice cream ever!!!! I’m so glad it’s starting to feel like summer…and that I can dust off my ice cream maker :)

  4. says

    I have always wanted to make my own ice cream, but I have never done so! I think I need to get an ice cream maker soon, because this sounds amazing!

  5. says

    I’ve never made ice cream with honey before, but I am a big huge fan of vanilla beans. I’ll give honey a try for my next ice cream adventure. :) Yours looks deliciously tempting!

  6. says

    I love how simple this recipe is, Constance! It’s getting hot in Atlanta, and I’m so ready for ice cream seasons. This recipe’s a keeper! Thanks for sharing!


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