Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream – the best vanilla ice cream! Only 6 ingredients and so easy.

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - the best vanilla ice cream! Only 6 ingredients and so easy.

I’m not snobby about most food but homemade ice cream is one of the things I’m a total snob about. Homemade ice cream absolutely has to start with a custard. 

No churn ice cream? NOPE. 

I need my ice cream to start with cream, eggs, and sugar. 

This Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is probably my favorite ice cream recipe because it’s so simple and just so pretty with the vanilla bean flecks throughout.

If you are more of a chocolate person, my Chocolate Ganache Ice Cream is incredible! And I don’t usually like chocolate ice cream.

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - the best vanilla ice cream! Only 6 ingredients and so easy.

How To Make Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is so simple and requires just the most basic ice cream ingredients. 

  • Heat milk, heavy cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla bean paste over medium heat just until it starts to bubble
  • While the milk mixture is heating up, whisk 6 eggs yolks together in a large bowl
  • Once the milk mixture is hot, slowly steam about a cup of the milk into the egg yolks, whisking vigorously the entire time
  • Pour egg yolk and milk mixture back into the pot
  • Continue heating over medium heat until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon
  • Pour custard through a fine mesh strainer into a bowl
  • Chill until cold
  • Freeze according to ice cream maker‘s instructions

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - the best vanilla ice cream! Only 6 ingredients and so easy.

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Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream - the best vanilla ice cream! Only 6 ingredients and so easy.

Yield: 8 servings

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 6 large egg yolks

Instructions

  1. Warm the milk, sugar, heavy whipping cream, salt, and vanilla bean paste in a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat just until it starts to bubble.
  2. While the milk mixture is heating, whisk together the egg yolks. Once the milk starts to bubble, slowly stream in about 1 cup of the milk while whisking constantly. Pour the egg yolk mixture into the pot you used to heat the milk.
  3. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  4. Pour the custard through a fine mesh strainer and into a large bowl. Chill the mixture.
  5. Churn in ice cream maker according to manufacturer instructions. Store in freezer.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 328 Total Fat: 26g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 232mg Sodium: 103mg Carbohydrates: 16g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 14g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 8g

 

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