Hernandez, Taidyn #13
WHG, Period 2

Ancient Chinese Invention

Recipe for Ice Cream by Taidyn Hernandez

Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 2 1/4 cups of milk 
  • A cup of heavy whipping cream 
  • 3/4 cup of white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 

serves up to 4 people

Step 1

  • Stir milk, heavy whipping cream, and sugar on a saucepan, on low heat until sugar dissolves.
  • Heat until a small ring of foam forms around the edge of the pan.

Step 2

  • Transfer the mixture to a pourable container like a measuring cup, stir in vanilla extract and chill overnight.

Step 3

  • Without ice cream maker, freeze and check it every 30 minutes, stir up until frozen. Will take about 2-3 hours.
  • With ice cream maker, pour the mixture into machine and churn following manufacturer’s instructions.

Ancient Chinese Recipe

Step 1

Mix buffalo milk, thicken with flour and flavor with camphor

Step 2

Freeze by lowering a container of the mixture into ice mixed with salt

Step 3

Optionally, add more flavor using fruits

The Tang Dynasty

A.D. 618–907: During the Chinese Tang dynasty, the first commercialized ice cream recipe was created with heated fermented milk, camphor, and flour. A staggering 94 ice men ensured there was always enough frozen treat to go around.


Really easy and fun to make. It tastes great!

Simple Ingredients. Vanilla Ice Cream

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