maple ice cream recipe
Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Homemade Maple Ice Cream Recipe

A homemade maple ice cream recipe for those of you who are crazy about maple. This recipe uses real maple syrup, eggs, and cream for a rich tasting dessert.

Serve alone as an afternoon treat or put a scoop on top of these dessert waffles and drizzle with extra maple syrup. Also try it scooped on top of a fruit pastry tart, cheesecake, or pumpkin pie.

This recipe is for a 6-quart ice cream freezer, so it makes a pretty large batch of ice cream.

*This post may have affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). Thank you for supporting the work I put into this site!

Bring Back A Bit of Nostalgia With These Vintage Ice Cream Dishes

Serve your homemade ice cream creation in these beautiful dishes. Check out these vintage ice cream dishes on Etsy and show your love of ice cream. On Etsy you can find so much more than just crafts. Check it out.

Homemade Maple Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Maple Ice Cream Recipe
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
A homemade maple ice cream recipe for those of you who are crazy about maple. This recipe uses real maple syrup, eggs, and cream for a rich tasting dessert. For a 6-quart ice cream freezer.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4-5 cups
  • 8 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 quarts half and half
  • 1 cup real maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla
  • dash salt
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  1. Using a wire whisk and a stainless steel bowl, beat the eggs and granulated sugar until light and lemon colored. Set aside.
  2. In a medium large saucepan whisk together the half and half and maple syrup. Bring to a scald over medium high heat. A scald is just to the point when the milk is bubbling and starting to skin over, but not boiling. Do not let the mixture boil.
  3. Temper the egg mixture by adding small amounts of the hot milk slowly to the eggs and whisk constantly in between until all are combined. Do not allow the mixture to curdle. If that happens you will need to strain the mixture before continuing.
  4. Place the egg mixture bowl over a pan of simmering water and continue to whisk constantly until the it is creamy and custard like and coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla, salt, and whipping cream, and maple extract. Refrigerate until completely cold, about 2-3 hours.
  6. Churn in a 6-Quart Electric Ice Cream Freezer according to manufacturers directions. Add chopped nuts during the last 5 minutes of mixing. Freeze until solid.
  7. Can be made up to a week in advance.

More Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Vanilla Toffee Ice Cream

Homemade Peanut Butter Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Pudding Ice Cream Recipe

French Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Chocolate Mocha Ice Cream

Homemade Triple Chocolate Ice Cream

Homemade Malted Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe with Chocolate Cookie Chunks

Homemade Ice Cream Recipes

Sundae Ideas

Ice Cream Toppings and Dessert Sauces

Ice Cream Sundae Ideas

Make Your Next Party An Ice Cream Sundae Party!

Unique Ice Cream Sundae Recipes

What Makes a Premium Dessert Topping? A Dessert Sauce and Ice Cream Topping Buying Guide

Decadent Dessert Sauces With Liqueur

Dessert Sauce Terms And Definitions

Ice Cream Recipes Cookbook

Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Recipes Cookbook

Ice Cream Maker Reviews

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker ICE-20

Ice Cream Makers – Reviews and Recommendations

Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker ICE30BC

RIVAL Ice Cream Maker

Subscribe to the Vintage Cooking Newsletter

Sign up to to receive new recipes, cooking tips, and more!

Invalid email address
We promise not to spam you. You can unsubscribe at any time.

AboutLaura Jean Warnke

Laura Jean Warnke is a mom, wife, and Midwest cook that enjoys sharing many of her family's favorite comfort food recipes. She grew up on a farm in Wisconsin and loves to bring that farm-style home cooking to your table.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Rate this recipe:  

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.