Enjoy a healthy desert of low-fat homemade vanilla ice cream on hot summer days. Make low-fat vanilla ice cream by substituting fatty ingredients for healthier alternatives. Replace sugar with an artificial sweetener, regular milk with low-fat milk and heavy whipping cream with fat-free half and half. You do not need an ice cream maker to make homemade ice cream, simply mix the ingredients and freeze them.

Things You'll Need

Combine Splenda, flour and salt in a saucepan. In a medium sized bowl, mix together the milk and eggs with a whisk, until well blended. Stir milk and eggs into the sugar mixture until smooth.

Set a stove burner to low heat and cook the mixture, stirring constantly. Cook for 15 minutes before removing the pan from the heat and allowing it to cool. Be sure the mixture never comes to a boil.

Stir in the half and half and the vanilla extract after the mixture cools. Pour into a 9-by-9 inch pan and cover it with plastic wrap and tin foil. Place the pan in the freezer for 3 to 4 hours, until it the ice cream is frozen, but still soft.

Spoon the ice cream into a large bowl and beat it at medium speed until smooth. Return the ice cream to the pan and freeze until firm.


  • The recipe makes 6 cups.