Basic Vanilla Ice Cream

Prep Time

10 minutes + freeze overnight


6 (1 1/2 pints)

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This is the Ninja® plain vanilla ice cream recipe that is simply delicious eaten plain or with your favorite topping. You can also use it as a base for creating your own unique recipes. After blending this basic ice cream, and before removing it from the food processor, simply add in your favorite mix-ins, and with just a few pulses you can create your own unique recipes.


2 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons whole milk, divided
1 package (3.4 ounces) vanilla instant pudding mix
2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. In a large mixing bowl, pour 2 cups of whole milk. Add the vanilla pudding mix into the milk. Lightly whisk the mixture using a wire whisk until dissolved, approximately one minute. Do not overmix or the mixture will thicken and not be easy to pour.
  2. Pour the mixture into two standard ice cube trays, equally distributing between the two.
  3. Place the ice cube trays in the freezer and freeze for eight hours or overnight.
  4. In a Ninja® 56-ounce food-processing bowl fitted with the standard blade attachment, place all the frozen vanilla ice cubes. Add the remaining 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of whole milk and vanilla extract. Using the crush function, process for 35 to 40 seconds.
  5. Remove the lid, carefully remove the blades, and serve.

A tip from the Ninja® Kitchen Team

Freeze your mix-in(s) of choice and simply pulse into your ice cream immediately after the base is prepared.

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