Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

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Serves: 10-12
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2 cups powdered sugar
3 T vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 qts. half and half

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Paul Darden Recipe
Lightly Salted
Nashville, TN (pop. 1.3M)
Member Since Oct 2011
Paul's notes for this recipe:
This is a recipe that has been in my family for many years, and now all my family, except my 2 dogs, are gone, so making this wonderful, creamy, vanilla ice cream in the old White Mountain crank freezer my Momma gave each of us kids for Christmas one year, brings back precious memories and that wonderful taste.
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Sift the powdered sugar and blend with the whipping cream until all the sugar is dissolved and you have a creamy mixture, no sugar lumps. This is the most consuming part of the recipe.
Add the vanilla extract to the creamy mixture. Stir until smooth and blended.
Add half and half and stir well, blending into the creamy mixture and pour into the freezer can.
Put ice in wooden bucket or whatever container you are using for freezing, and layer with rock salt, turning the freezer until mixture hardens and turning is difficult. Remove enough ice and salt so as to open the freezer can, remove paddles, put can top back on after covering the can top with aluminum foil or saran wrap to prevent salt from getting into the mixture, insert a cork in the can top opening, recover with ice and salt and let set for an hour or so. Any left over can be frozen and when used will have the same creamy consistency it originally had, no ice-just great taste.

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user Leah Bartlett Merry6319 - Jul 5, 2012
Thanks for your ice cream recipe! I haven't ever used powdered sugar and it sounds great. I was raised in Nashville and can remember the old wooden ice cream freezer my mom and dad had when I was a little girl!
user Paul Darden Pmd12931 - Jul 5, 2012
One of the best things about this recipe, other than the good taste, is having any left over and frozen comes out creamy just like when it was made. This recipe makes a gallon, or thereabouts, and as I stated with the recipe, the most time consuming part is dissolving the powdered sugar with the whipping cream.
user Judy Steward outinthecountry - Jul 7, 2012
I am trying this as of this minute! Can't wait to get it done!! Love Vanilla ice cream.

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