Creamy French Vanilla Ice Cream

A silky smooth custard creates the base for this creamy frozen dessert.

Yield:

Makes 3 quarts

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Recipe Time

Prep: 5 Minutes
Cook: 24 Minutes
Other: 3 Hours, 30 Minutes

Ingredients

4 large eggs
2 egg yolks
2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 cups milk
1 (16-ounce) bottle French vanilla-flavored liquid coffee creamer*
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups heavy whipping cream

Preparation

Combine egg and egg yolks in a medium bowl; beat well with a whisk.

Whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a Dutch oven until blended. Whisk in milk; bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk about one-fourth of hot mixture into eggs; add to remaining hot mixture, whisking constantly. Cook over low heat 6 minutes or until thick. Remove from heat; whisk in coffee creamer, condensed milk, and cream. Cool completely; cover and chill thoroughly.

Pour mixture into freezer container of a 4-quart ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Freezing instructions will vary among manufacturers.) Pack freezer with additional ice and rock salt, and let stand 1 hour before serving.

*For testing purposes only, we used Coffee Mate liquid coffee creamer.

Tip: After processing in ice-cream maker, pour ice cream into a plastic container, and place in freezer to harden to desired consistency. It will take at least 3 hours to become firm, depending on the depth of container used.

Note:

Julie Black, Garland, Texas,

Southern Living Cook-Off Cookbook

July 2004