Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Total:
40 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
about 5 cups

Ingredients

Directions

In a medium bowl, lightly whisk together the yolks and half of the sugar. 

In a non-reactive saucepan combine the cream, 1 cup of the milk, the remaining sugar, and the salt. 

Split the vanilla bean in half, lengthwise, to expose the tar-like seeds inside the pod. Scrape the seeds loose with a knife; add the bean and the seeds to the cream mixture. 

Heat the cream over medium-high heat until just at a boil. Remove from the heat. Gradually pour the hot liquid into the yolks, while whisking constantly. Return the cream-egg mixture to the saucepan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring the mixture constantly, with a wooden spoon in a figure-8 motion, until thickened, about 10 minutes. When the ice cream mixture is properly cooked it should coat the back of a spoon, be satiny thick, and be free of any bubbles on the surface. (If you taste the ice cream base it should have a slight egg-y taste.) When thickened, pour in the reserved milk to prevent the mixture from overcooking. Strain into a medium bowl. Add the cognac if desired. 

Fill another bowl with ice. Set the bowl of ice cream base in the ice and stir until thoroughly chilled. Freeze the base in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. (Take care not to over churn the ice cream or it will get a grainy texture.) Transfer the ice cream to the freezer to set up for at least 1 hour. Serve. 

More from:

Frozen Treats

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Mac-O-Lantern and Cheese Bowls 00:56

Scare up a delicious dinner with these mac and cheese-stuffed bell peppers.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chocolate Chip Caramel Ice Cream Sundae

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Gale Gand

Creamed Peas

Recipe courtesy of The Neelys

Orange Pumpkin Pancakes with Vanilla Whipped Cream, Cinnamon Maple Syrup and Thick-Cut Bacon

Recipe courtesy of Anne Burrell

Boston Cream Pie

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Vanilla Panna Cotta

Recipe courtesy of Michael Symon

Pappardelle in Saffron Cream

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Lobster Ravioli with Crabmeat Cream Sauce

Recipe courtesy of Lilly's Gastronomia Italiana

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.