American-Style Ice Cream

Food & Wine
American-Style Ice CreamRecipe
Photo: John Kernick
Molly Neitzel recommends using the best-quality local milk and cream. "You can really taste the difference when making American-style ice creams," she says.
makes about 1 quart


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2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 pinch of salt


Active: 15 Minutes
Total: 5 Hours

Set a medium bowl in a large bowl of ice water. In a small saucepan, combine the cream, milk, sugar and salt and bring to a simmer, stirring to dissolve the sugar completely. Pour the ice cream base into the medium bowl and let cool completely, stirring occasionally. Refrigerate until very cold, at least 1 hour or overnight.

Pour the base into an ice cream maker with flavorings, if using, and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer the ice cream to a plastic container, cover and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.

Created date

May 2013