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Recipe: How to Make Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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  • Author: Mavis Butterfield



6 fresh egg yolks
2 cups milk {I used 2%}
4 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup sugar
seeds of 1 vanilla bean


Combine egg yolks, sugar and vanilla seeds in a mixing bowl. Add milk.

Heat mixture in a double boiler until it coats the back of spoon {about 5-7 minutes}.

Place the mixture in the refrigerator to cool down {about 2 hours}.

Remove the mixture from the refrigerator, add gently stir in whipping cream just until combined.

Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.


* I made this batch yesterday in 80 degree heat, so it turned out a bit soft. When/if that happens, just stick your pan of ice cream in the freezer for 2-3 hours and it will firm up.

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