Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla ice cream is a favorite and our Vanilla Bean Sugar makes you impatient to make some.

Ingredients

  • heavy cream  ·  1 cup 
  • Herbie's Vanilla Bean Sugar  ·  1/2 cup 
  • egg yolks  ·  4 
  • whole milk  ·  1 cup 

Instructions

Vanilla ice cream is a favorite and our Vanilla Bean Sugar makes you impatient to make some. Start with your basic ice cream recipe and add a few extra egg yolks to make it even creamier. By the time the mixture is done it is really nice and creamy and the vanilla flavor is strong, just the way we all like it.

  • Heat the cream, milk and vanilla bean sugar in a sauce pan until it almost boils, about 5 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to low.
  • Add one table spoon of the cream mixture to the eggs to temper them.
  • Add the egg mixture to the sauce pan.
  • Cook at low heat until it thickens and can coat the back of a spoon.
  • Chill the mixture in the fridge.
  • Freeze according to the instructions for your ice cream machine.

Chefs Tips:

Making Ice Cream Without A Machine

Prepare your ice cream mixture, then chill it over an ice bath. Put a deep baking dish, or bowl made of plastic, stainless steel or something durable in the freezer, and pour your mixture into it. After forty-five minutes, open the door and check it. As it starts to freeze near the edges, remove it from the freezer and stir it vigorously with a spatula or whisk. Really beat it up and break up any frozen sections. Return to freezer. Continue to check the mixture every 30 minutes, stirring vigorously as it’s freezing using a spatula or a sturdy whisk along with some modest physical effort. If you have one, you can use a hand-held mixer. *Keep checking periodically and stirring while it freezes (by hand or with the electric mixer) until the ice cream is frozen. It will likely take 2-3 hours to be ready.

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