Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Mon, 26 Apr 2004, at 6:47 p.m.
Hello, I'm a lurker (visit every day) and thought I'd share one of my favorite
ice cream recipes!
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
7 large egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean
2 cups half and half
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
Whisk egg yolks with sugar and salt in large bowl; set aside. Split vanilla bean
lengthwise and scrape out seeds. Combine beans, seeds, half and half and heavy
cream in a large saucepan. Bring just to a simmer. Gradually whisk hot cream
into the egg yolk mixture. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over
medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a
spoon (do not let it boil). Strain through sieve into large bowl. Refrigerate
until thoroughly chilled. Freeze in ice maker according to manufacturer's
Makes about 1 quart.
My Notes: This is the best homemade vanilla ice cream I have ever had. I make a
double batch. I use 2 vanilla beans, and also add a tablespoon of pure vanilla
extract - I love vanilla!