In the United States Vanilla ice cream was first made by Thomas Jefferson in the 1780’s. During the eighteenth century, cooks needed a large wooden bucket, a metal freezing pot with a cover, ice, salt, and the cream based mixture that they planned on freezing. The process starts with finding ice of a manageable size, then mixing it with salt and adding the mixture to a bucket. Together, the ice and the salt create a refrigerating effect and the cook adds their ice cream mixture to a freezing pot and then puts the cover on it. The freezing pot is put into the wooden bucket, where it is stirred and shaken to give the ice cream a creamy consistency. This was how they made vanilla ice cream in the eighteenth century, now they make it with an easier process.
The ingredients of vanilla ice cream are usually as follows: fresh milk, cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla. Usually, the process to make vanilla ice cream is pretty easy and simple so it is no trouble making some yourself. The IDFA (International Dairy Foods Association) claims that vanilla ice cream is America’s number one ice cream flavor and the IDFA Vice President, Cary Frye, says, “Vanilla has long been the best-selling ice cream flavor not only because it is creamy and delicious, but also because of its ability to enhance so many other desserts and treats. It tastes great topped by whipped cream and fudge sauce in a sundae, with root beer in a float or atop a warm slice of apple pie.” (WISTV). Vanilla ice cream’s average calories are around 140 and the average sugar in vanilla ice cream is 14 grams. Vanilla ice cream usually is made with natural ingredients. Vanilla ice cream is, good, healthier than other flavors, goes with a lot of things, and just is delicious.