This vanilla ice cream is everything you would want in a classic-rich and creamy with a pure, balanced flavor that can hold its own whether you serve it in a cone, with pie or as a base for candy or cookie mix-ins.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Total:
4 hr 35 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
1 generous quart
Level:
Intermediate
Total:
4 hr 35 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive:
4 hr
Cook:
30 min
Yield:
1 generous quart
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients

Directions

Special equipment: An ice cream maker and a candy or instant-read thermometer

Whisk the cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl. Slowly whisk 1 cup of the hot cream mixture into the beaten yolks, then pour back into the saucepan, whisking, and return to medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens, coats the spoon and reaches 180 degrees F on a thermometer, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a large bowl or measuring cup; discard the solids. Stir often until the mixture cools to room temperature. Lightly press plastic wrap directly against the surface of the custard to prevent a skin from forming. Chill until cold, about 3 hours. (For faster chilling, set the bowl of custard in a bowl of ice water and stir until cold.)

Freeze the mixture in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. (Take care not to over-churn the ice cream or it can have a grainy texture.) Place the ice cream in the freezer to set up for at least 1 hour. Serve.

Categories:

Best of Food Network 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Giant Chocolate Lava Cake 00:36

Create this cake's lava center by burying ice cream bars in the batter.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Roasted Pears with Brown Sugar and Vanilla Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Chocolate Ice Cream

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Ice Cream Layer Cake

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Mocha Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream and Waffle Cones

Recipe courtesy of Trisha Yearwood

Cream of Fresh Tomato Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Gooey Cinnamon Buns with Thick Cream Cheese Icing

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Browse Reviews By Keyword