Sometimes simple is better, and today I’ve shared this simple and delicious 3 Ingredient – Vanilla Bean Honey Ice Cream.
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.
And of course…enjoy!
See how simple that was?
Vanilla Bean Honey Ice Cream
Sometimes simple is better, and today I've shared this simple and delicious 3 Ingredient - Vanilla Bean Honey Ice Cream.
- 4 cups half & half
- 2/3 cup honey
- 2 vanilla beans
- 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.
- Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 60mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 0gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g
Nutritional Disclaimer: Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and estimated by a service called Nutritionix. That is a web-based nutritional calculator and is not guaranteed to be accurate. If the nutritional information is vital to you please verify it using your favorite trusted source.
26 thoughts on “Vanilla Bean Honey Ice Cream”
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!
Summer is coming so bring on the ice cream! I’m adding this to my summer churning lineup.
Very simple but I’ll bet extra tasty!
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!
I have never thought to make my own ice cream – but you make it look so easy!
That’s it!! I need an ice cream maker and I need it NOW!! This sounds sooooo good!!
This ice cream sounds like the perfect treat to have during these hot Florida days we’ve been having!
This ice cream sounds so light and refreshing. Love that you used honey instead of sugar!
A little cafe by us makes honey vanilla ice cream in house and it is SO good. This looks even better
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!
I love homemade ice cream but it is such a pain to make the custard base. I love your easy version and honey and vanilla must taste divine together!
Beautiful, beautiful ice cream!!!! LOVE this and can’t wait to try this!!!!
don’t make me go out and buy an ice cream maker. This is so beautiful. Just beautiful.
this looks like an amazing ice cream!
What a gorgeous looking ice cream, my daughter really like a good vanilla ice cream, she would love this!!
This looks so good! Nothing beats home made vanilla ice cream!
There’s nothing like vanilla ice-cream made with real vanilla beans and honey. I feel like getting my ice-cream maker out of the garage now.
I always hoard my vanilla beans, I feel like this recipe is perfect for highlighting them.
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 :)
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. :)
Yum! I’m betting the honey gives the ice cream a really nice texture since it’s so smooth. It’s nearly time to get my ice cream maker out from under the cabinet now that warm weather’s here in the South!!
3 ingredients!? That’s awesome. I can just taste the delicateness of the honey and the vanilla…sounds perfect!
You have so inspired me! I am putting my ice cream maker in the freezer, just have after I write this comment. Your ice cream looks just amazing!!!
This looks so delish and easy! My daughter is recently able to eat dairy…guess what we are going to be making soon!
Yum! I love a good vanilla bean ice cream and what can be better than home-made??? :-)
I am aware dear Constance 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!!!