12 servings (serving size: about 1/4 cup)

This recipe takes about 20 to 30 minutes to freeze in an electric ice-cream maker.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine water and ginger in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Drain. Combine ginger mixture, milk, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean; add seeds and bean to milk mixture. Heat the milk mixture over medium-high heat to 180° or until tiny bubbles form around edge (do not boil). Remove from heat.

Step 2

Place eggs in a large bowl. Gradually add hot milk mixture, stirring constantly with a whisk until blended. Let stand 15 minutes. Strain milk mixture through a sieve into pan; discard solids. Heat milk mixture over medium heat to 160°, stirring constantly with a whisk. Cool completely. Pour mixture into the freezer can of an ice-cream freezer, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions.

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