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Vanilla Ice Cream and 3 Variations

July 1, 2017

Vanilla Ice Cream and 3 Variations

This recipe makes about 8 servings of 1 cup each.

Ingredients:

2 c. whole milk

1 c. granulated sugar

4 egg yolks

Pinch of salt

2 c. half-and-half

2 c. whipping cream

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, sugar, egg yolks and salt. Place pan over medium-high heat and whisk until mixture reaches a simmer.

2. Lower heat to medium and whisk for 5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken.

3. Strain mixture into a large bowl, then whisk in half-and-half, cream and vanilla.

4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate about 2 hours.

5. Pour mixture into ice cream maker. Process according to manufacturer instructions.

Easy Variations:

Peanut Butter Ice Cream: After straining mixture in step 3, add 1 cup smooth peanut butter and stir until fully incorporated. Continue with recipe.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream: In step 3, substitute 1 tsp. peppermint extract for the vanilla. Once ice cream is made, stir in 2 cups mini chocolate chips.

Chocolate Ice Cream: After straining mixture in step 3, add 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and stir until melted and fully incorporated. Continue with recipe.

 

 

 

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