Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

Thursday, July 23, 2015

If you have read my blog for a while, you know I am a total ice cream snob.  I have high standards for ice cream, and am very disappointed when it doesn't deliver (just reading the words 'frozen dairy dessert' printed on a carton makes me cringe).  This ice cream definitely exceeded expectations.  Thick and creamy with a rich vanilla flavor.  Vanilla perfection. All it needed was a tasty brownie to go with it... Maybe next time.  This time a Bueno bar will have to do.

Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream
adapted from "The Perfect Scoop" by David Lebovitz

1 1/2 cups whole milk, divided
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
pinch of salt
6 egg yolks
1 Tbs vanilla extract

Combine 1 cup of milk, sugar, 1 cup of cream and salt in a saucepan.  Warm the mixture and then let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.

In a separate bowl, pour the 1/2 cup of cream.  Set a mesh strainer over the bowl.

In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks together.  Very slowly, while whisking the warm milk mixture, add the egg yolks.  Place back on the stove and stir constantly over medium heat.  When the mixture is thick enough to coat a spoon, remove from heat, and pour through the strainer, in with the cream.  Stir it into the cream, and then add the vanilla extract.  Chill for 30 minutes in the freezer, then remove and put the mixture in an ice cream maker, and let it mix until it looks like soft serve ice cream.  Place in a tupperware and freeze for at least two hours.  Serve with brownies, or by itself, because it is dang good either way.


  1. This looks so yummy! Vanilla ice cram is definitely my favorite, which probably speaks a lot for how boring I am in real life.

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