Vanilla No Ice Cream Maker Homemade Ice Cream Stacey shares a simple recipe for no ice cream maker homemade ice cream. This easy vanilla ice cream recipe uses ice cube trays and a food processor. 1 quart 2 cups whole milk 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon cornstarch 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened 1 1/4 cups heavy cream 2/3 cup sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste (or 1 whole vanilla bean, scraped) 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt