Add in 1 cup of the cream, sugar, and salt into a saucepan. Stir over medium heat until the sugar dissolves completely. (This will make the texture nice and smooth!) Don't let it come to a boil, though!
Remove from heat and add in the remaining cream, milk, and vanilla extract.
Stir to combine and chill in the refrigerator until cooled and ready to churn. (You can also stick in in the freezer to help it cool off quicker, but don't leave it in there too long! That's not how you want your ice cream to freeze or it'll grow ice crystals.)
Remove from the fridge and whisk again. Mix in any add-ins, pour into the ice cream maker, and churn according to manufacturer's instructions.
Once the ice cream is set, add it to an airtight container and store in the freezer until you're ready to chow down.
Enjoy with your favorite toppings!