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How To Make Sour Cream Ice Cream

Making your own sour cream is a fun way to get more beneficial probiotics into your diet. The best part is getting to use it in recipes! Here is a sour cream ice cream recipe you can use with your homemade sour cream.

You can substitute sour cream for regular cream in most ice cream recipes. You may want to adjust the sweetener in the recipe depending on how sweet your taste buds prefer.

You can make your own ice cream with homemade sour cream for a delicious treat that contains healthy probiotics! Here's how to make sour cream ice cream!

I prefer to use less sweetener, and bring out other flavors instead, but you can always sweeten to taste.

Making your own ice cream is very easy, but it does taste different than store bought ice cream. In fact, depending on what products you are buying, you may not even be buying ice “cream” at all. Many frozen dairy desserts are made to look like ice cream but contain a lot of whipped air and not much actual cream.

The best ice creams have just the right ratio of butterfat to get a creamy, delicious mouth feel, but without leaving an unpleasant residual gritty feeling in the mouth. I’ve found that making ice cream with sour cream tends to have a better mouth feel than heavy whipping cream.

Once you perfect a basic vanilla ice cream recipe it opens up so many options for different flavors!  This vanilla ice cream is my favorite with homemade strawberry sauce or chocolate sauce on top, but you could also add any flavorings you wanted to it!

Sour Cream Ice Cream

Sour Cream Ice Cream

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This basic ice cream recipe is delicious by itself or dressed up with sauces and flavorings. Plus it has beneficial probiotics! Use artificial sweeteners for a low carb dessert, or use honey instead of sugar for a primal treat!


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups milk (almond, goat, or cow)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sweetener of choice


  1. Combine ingredients in a quart sized jar and shake until combined.
  2. Pour mixture into ice cream maker.
  3. Let churn for 15 minutes or per manufacturers instructions.
  4. Remove from ice cream maker and eat immediately for soft serve or let harden in the freezer for 5-15 minutes.


Click here to find out how to make your own sour cream! It's super easy, and all you need is yogurt and cream!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1/2
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 111mgSodium: 98mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 7g

Please check nutrition information based on the ingredients you use.

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