I have made three (3) batches of this ice cream and it is wonderful!! I also made "Fabulous Fudge Sauce" to top it off (from Southern Living Christmas Cookbook). This combo is hard to beat. Absolutely, this is a keeper.
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
cgilley Posted: 07/17/10
ValeriNickerson Posted: 08/02/12
I've been searching a long long time for a great tasting Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and the one is it. Not only the taste but also the texture is between that rich creamy and palate friendly bit of cleansing feel. Sometimes an Ice Cream can be too rich which causes it to be too heavy. The mixture of regular milk and heavy cream works well. The best part of all is the ease and basic ingredients called for in the recipe, Vanilla paste is a better choice for flavor, it adds so much.
Cyradia Posted: 05/13/12
This is my "go to" recipe for a delicious vanilla ice cream base. A few notes...I think the cornstarch makes it taste grainy, so I only use 1 tbsp. I also rebalance the milk and heavy cream to just use all half and half since I usually have H&H in the fridge. To give myself a little more fat in the mixture I usually toss in an extra egg yolk to compensate for the H&H substitution (which is lower fat content then the original recipe). Since there are no little kids in the house, I like to use a liquor splash in my ice cream mixes so that it stays a good scooping texture when re-freezing it. For this, a little bailey's irish cream is delicious! I did that and crumbled brownies into the mix..."brownies & bailey's" is now one of my favorite ice cream recipes!
jackie2830 Posted: 10/12/12
THANK-YOU CYRADIA!!! I followed your "tweak", using just 1 T. cornstarch + adding another yolk. However, I had exactly 2 C. of half & half on hand along with 1 C. of heavy cream, so I used that combo. WHOA.......the best vanilla ice cream I've ever had........wonder why ;) Super creamy consistency, & the vanilla flavor [did have paste on hand] was outstanding! Maybe going forward I will try the milk/cream combo as directed........but can't say my hubby will want me to change this combo.....and Vanilla is his ♥.
MrsVanH Posted: 10/30/12
I can't wait to make this! It sounds delicious!