In a heavy saucepan heat milk, heavy cream, and vanilla bean over medium high heat to a simmer. Turn heat down to medium.
In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs yolks, sugar, and salt. Sugar will dissolve when heated.
Slowly dizzle this egg/sugar mixture into the simmering milk mixture and whisk. Combining these too quickly will result in "scrambled eggs."
After you have added these two mixtures together, reduce the heat to a medium low temperature.
Remove the vanilla bean and split lengthwise scraping out seeds. Return the pod and the seeds back to the pot. I like to add several drops of food coloring at this point.
Continue to stir until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Strain mixture through a fine-holed strainer, discarding the vanilla pod and refrigerate the mixture over night.
Follow manufacturer's instruction for your ice cream maker, and let the fun begin.
Meanwhile, drain the jackfruit and pulse it gently in your processor. We want small pieces of fruit for the ice cream.
After about 15 minutes into freezing your ice cream add small pieces of jackfruit to the mixture.
Serve your ice cream at your next dinner party and enjoy the mystery when your friends/family try to guess the secret ingredient! The flavor is both refreshing and delicious. Enjoy!
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Recipe courtesy of Lauren Deja Crabtree 2002 for FoodTV.com's Ice Cream Cook-Off Competition.