Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream | Churned Perfection
Indulge in the pure delight of our Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, a treat that embodies the essence of comfort and nostalgia. Every luscious scoop takes you on a journey through creamy richness intertwined with the enchanting allure of vanilla beans. Whether enjoyed on a warm summer afternoon or as an accompaniment to your favorite desserts, this ice cream never fails to evoke happiness.
Crafting this masterpiece requires a handful of premium ingredients and a dash of patience, but the end result is an ambrosial dessert that’s well worth the effort.
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 5 large egg yolks
- In a saucepan, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, half of the granulated sugar, and the salt. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean and add both the seeds and the pod to the mixture.
- Warm the mixture over medium heat until it simmers. Remove from heat, cover, and let the vanilla infuse for 30 minutes.
- In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the remaining sugar until the mixture is pale and slightly thickened.
- Gradually pour the warm cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly.
- Pour the combined mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring continuously, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
- Strain the mixture into a bowl and let it cool to room temperature. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until well chilled.
- Once chilled, remove the vanilla bean pod and churn the mixture in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Transfer the churned ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for an additional 2-3 hours for a firmer texture.
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Yields: Approximately 1 quart
Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is the epitome of frozen bliss. Creamy, flavorful, and made with love, it’s a dessert that brings people together and leaves a lasting smile.
Nutritional information per serving:
Calories: 250 | Fat: 18g | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g
Evoke cherished memories and create new ones with every scoop of our Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. Its velvety texture and nuanced flavors make it a timeless classic that never goes out of style.