Homemade French and Classic Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe Video

Summary

Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseTaste
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Vanilla bean1 , halved lengthwise and seeds scraped
 Egg yolks5 Large
 Heavy cream1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Whole milk1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Sugar3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
 Pure vanilla extract1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2342 Calories from Fat 1452

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 164 g253%

Saturated Fat 96.4 g482%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1452.6 mg

Sodium 794.9 mg33.1%

Total Carbohydrates 186 g62%

Dietary Fiber 2 g7.9%

Sugars 172 g

Protein 30 g60.4%

Vitamin A 134.4% Vitamin C 3.6%

Calcium 74.5% Iron 12.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

For the French Vanilla Ice Cream
MAKING
1. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of the sugar and beat until the sugar has dissolved in the egg yolks.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, heat up the heavy cream, milk, vanilla bean (and seeds), vanilla extract, ¼ cup of sugar, and the salt until it begins to give off just a little bit of steam. Remove mixture from heat.
3. Temper the egg yolk mixture by whisking in 1/2 cup of the cream/milk mixture and do this until you have tempered the egg yolks with a total of 2 cups of hot cream/milk mixture.
4. Add the tempered egg mixture back to the cream/milk mixture in the saucepan.
5. Cook over medium low heat, remembering to constantly stir, until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remember, do not be tempted to cook over high heat as this will curdle the egg yolks. (You will know it is thick enough when you run your finger over the back of the coated spoon and the mixture no longer runs).
6. Immediately take cream mixture off the heat and transfer to a bowl. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, or until completely chilled.

FINALIZING
7. Add the chilled cream/milk mixture to an ice cream maker and make as instructed.
8. Remember that the ice cream will increase in volume as it freezes so do not overfill the ice cream maker.

SERVING
9. For softer ice cream, serve immediately.
10 For a firmer ice cream, transfer to a container and freeze for at least an hour or overnight. Serve and enjoy!

For the Classic Vanilla Ice Cream
MAKING
1. Mix all ingredients together until sugar has dissolved.
2. Chill for 30 minutes.

FINALIZING
3. Add the chilled cream/milk mixture to an ice cream maker and make as instructed.

SERVING
4. For softer ice cream, serve immediately.
5. For a firmer ice cream, transfer to a container and freeze for at least an hour or overnight.

TIPS
Remember that the ice cream will increase in volume as it freezes so do not overfill the ice cream maker.
Also, this simple vanilla ice cream can be used as a base for strawberry, mango, coffee, and cookies n’ cream ice cream flavors! The flavor ideas are endless!

Editors Review

Who doesn't love French vanilla ice cream? Watch this video and learn the secrets to making an ice cream that would make expensive store-bought ice-creams melt. And whether or not you love French Vanilla or Classic Vanilla ice-cream, you are going to be amazed how easy it is to make fresh homemade ice-cream. Use this basic recipe to create any flavor of ice-cream you like!
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