There’s nothing like homemade vanilla ice cream. Chef John’s vanilla ice cream is made simply with sugar, cream, milk, and pure vanilla extract. This is Philadelphia-style ice cream; otherwise known as American ice cream. Why? Because it contains no eggs (eggs would make it French vanilla). The key is to start off with very cold ingredients and equipment. Put the cold ingredients into the cold ice cream machine, and let it rip! Watch the video, then get Chef John’s recipe for Vanilla Ice Cream. Top it off with caramel sauce or hot fudge.