French vanilla fans, let me preface this article with:  this is a must make!

If you missed it on Instagram, I mentioned I was going to release 2-3 real food remix ice creams from my DialIN FAM program that is under product development this year.  Well, I decided to release three:  pistachio ice cream, triple chocolate chunk and apple cinnamon… and I just couldn’t help myself with this french vanilla so I had to post it as well.  It was that good!

Do you remember the Baskin Robbins french vanilla growing up?  The one that was a dark golden yellow color?

That is what I was going for, and I got it. 

Except this recipe doesn’t have any of the junk in it.. just 100% real food ingredients your body can recognize and process.

This french vanilla ice cream is paleo-ingredient friendly, ovo-vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and 100% raw.

Let’s take a look..

Homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe


6 organic, pastured egg yolks

1 can coconut milk

2 vanilla beans

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoon maple butter (you can do unpasteurized raw honey if you want)

*links above to brands I personally use and recommend

Kitchen notes:

1. Pastured egg yolks:  pastured organic egg yolks should be a dark orange color (the way an egg yolk should look).  It should not be the pale yellow, weak membrane (i.e. breaks easily) and runny egg white that falls out of the shell like water.   That is a sign of an unhealthy egg, and thus, and unhealthy, stressed chicken that was probably factory farmed, fed unnatural feed, etc.  Your yolks should be a nice orange color and the white should be gel-like and hang on the shell.  Never eat a raw egg from a factory farmed chicken, only pastured organic.

2.  Ice cream maker:  When making ice cream, you need one piece of equipment to make it “set it and forget it” easy to do:  an ice cream maker.  If you don’t have an ice cream maker, here are 6 other ways you can make ice cream that I found in Saveur magazine.  I have an ice cream maker so the directions for this recipe are written for it, but you should be able to adapt the steps below if you use, for example, one of the methods in the Saveur magazine link.

Homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe


1.  Break open your eggs and separate your yolks and whites.  Place the yolks in your blender and the whites in a bowl.  Save the whites for making some eggs at a later time if you want.

2. Slice your vanilla beans length-wise and remove the vanilla flesh inside the vanilla beans and add to the blender

3.  Add your vanilla extract, coconut milk, and maple butter and blend everything for about 15-20 seconds (until all incorporated)

4.  Add your mixture to your ice cream maker and let churn for 20-25 minutes

5.  When done, remove and keep in the freezer

Homemade French Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Even though this is real food approved, let’s remember it’s still ice cream 🙂 

This would be reward daytype food for me, so enjoy in 80/20 moderation while eating according to your metabolic type for optimal health, energy, vitality and athletic performance.


Do you have another ice cream flavor request for a real food ingredient remix?  Let me know below in the comments!

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