If you haven't had homemade no-churn vanilla ice cream, you are missing out. It isn't hard to make and your family will love it. You can make this recipe for sundaes or for our Apple Pie recipe. There is just something about vanilla ice cream that makes it so versatile. You can make a variety of different sundaes with it or make ice cream cones.
Cut the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and carefully scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the heavy cream at high speed until stiff peaks form. Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla bean seeds and stir to combine.
Pour mixture into a bread pan or freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
To serve, remove from freezer and let soften for a few minutes before transferring to individual serving bowls. Enjoy!
Optional, to serve: Whipped cream, maraschino cherries, chopped nuts, or favorite choice of toppingsCalories are based on 1 cup per person. If you do 1/2 cup per person it will be half of those calories per serving.