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How to Make Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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  • Author: Mavis Butterfield



6 egg yolks
2 cups milk
4 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean


In a double broiler combine the egg yolks, milk, cream, and sugar and heat at med/low temp.

Cook the mixture on med/low til it coats the back of a wooden spoon (like a thick custard).

Cut the vanilla bean at both ends and scrape out the seeds.

Add seeds and vanilla bean to the mixture and continue to stir til the mixture thickens about 5-10 min.

Pour mixture into a pitcher and let it cool in the frig for a few hours.

After the ice cream mixture has cooled (remove the vanilla bean) pour it into the ice cream canister and churn til you can churn no more (about 20-25 min).

Pour ice cream into a freezer container and pop it into the frig for a few hours to harden and enjoy!!


Great topped with chocolate syrup or by itself!