Lightly sweetened and so delicious, No Churn Vanilla Bean Olive Oil Ice Cream. Made quickly using a super simple method and everyday ingredients. The base consists of heavy cream, honey, and real vanilla beans. Olive oil is added for a rich, silky flavor. You really can’t beat this icy cold creamy treat. It’s delicious and so easy – everyone’s favorite classic ice cream made better!
Never did I think I could be so excited to share a vanilla ice cream recipe. But I think this is probably my favorite ice cream of the summer. It’s just so creamy, silky, and the flavors are perfect. Basic, sure, but so great!!
With August well underway, temps are obviously pretty hot. Warm, sunny days should always have some ice cream involved. I usually go for chocolate, but my dad’s favorite flavor is vanilla. And with all the peach recipes I’ve been sharing, I really wanted to make my own vanilla ice cream to serve atop all the warm crisps and cobblers!
Here are the details
Of all the ice cream recipes I’ve ever shared, this is without a doubt the simplest. Heavy cream, honey, vanilla, olive oil, and sea salt.
I did add a chocolate “magic” shell, which is fun and so delicious, but not a must.
Start with the ice cream. Whip the heavy cream until you start to see it stiffen. Swirl in the honey, vanilla, and salt.
For the honey, use something you really enjoy and make sure to taste the cream to ensure it’s sweet enough.
And for the vanilla, I love to use vanilla bean powder. The powder is just the ground seeds from the vanilla bean. It’s really convenient to have and I use it all the time. I just order it on Amazon and it will last you a year. If you don’t have vanilla powder, use the seeds from a vanilla bean or simply use vanilla extract.
Once the cream is whipped, slowly fold in the olive oil. I know some of you may think it’s odd to be adding olive oil to ice cream, but I promise you, it’s not. Olive oil adds only the slightest hint of fruitiness that pairs with the vanilla and honey so beautifully.
Simply freeze the ice cream in a glass container or loaf pan. I like to use something like this rectangle loaf pan.
Every spoonful is rich, creamy, perfectly sweetened, and full of sweet vanilla. I love the rich flavor of the vanilla when paired with olive oil and sea salt.
It feels like a very Italian-style rice ice cream, just no eggs!
So enjoy, and maybe make a double batch – one for this week and one for the week ahead. We all need a good vanilla ice cream stashed away in our freezers!
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No Churn Vanilla Bean Olive Oil Ice Cream
Calories Per Serving: 552 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 1/2 cup honey, using more or less to taste
- 2 teaspoons vanilla bean powder, or 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon flaky salt
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream in a large bowl until soft peaks form, 1-3 minutes. Add the honey, vanilla, and salt. Whip to gently combine. Then, stream in the olive oil, being careful not to overmix the cream.2. Spoon the cream into a 9×5 inch loaf pan. Cover and freeze until firm, at least 6 hours. Enjoy plain as is, or with some magic shell on top (below).
- 1. To make the magic shell. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in the microwave. Cook on 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval, until smooth. Let cool 10 minutes before using.2. Scoop the ice cream into a bowl or onto a cone, then drizzle with the magic shell. Wait 1 minute, then crack and enjoy!
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When removing from the freezer, let the ice cream sit at room temperature for 5–7 minutes, then scoop and enjoy!