Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Persons: 4
  • Difficulty: Easy

  • Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  1. Instructions
  2. Freeze the work bowl of an ice cream .
  3. Pour the milk and cream into a saucepan set over medium-high heat, and bring it just to a boil. Add the vanilla, remove from the heat, and let sit in the saucepan at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  4. In another saucepan, beat together the egg yolks, sugar, untill light and airy. Stir the warm milk into the egg yolk mixture.
  5. Heat the yolk/milk mixture (custard) over low heat, stirring with a heatproof spatula until it thickens somewhat; it’ll be approaching the thickness of heavy cream and will register between 170°F and 180°F on a digital thermometer.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat and let the custard cool to room temperature, stirring occasionally to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  7. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream makeror a tin.
  8. freeze
  9. Enjoy