French Vanilla Ice Cream

Sarah Farrand


This rich, custardy ice cream is sure to be a family favorite. Be sure that your ice cream maker is ready ahead of time so you can make this anytime!


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12 Hr 15 Min
6 Hr
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  • 1 c
    whole milk
  • 1 c
    half and half
  • 3/4 c
  • 8
    egg yolks
  • 2 c
    whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1/2 tsp

How to Make French Vanilla Ice Cream


  1. In a mixer bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar on med-low until blended and slightly thickened. While still whisking, gradually add in milk and half and half.
  2. Transfer mixture to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until steamy and just starting to bubble, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil.
  3. Transfer this mixture to a bowl. Stir in the whipping cream, vanilla, and salt. Cover the mixture and chill overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Prepare the ice cream base according to your ice cream maker instructions. Either serve immediately, or transfer your churned ice cream to a freezer safe container and allow to ripen in the freezer for 3-4 hours.

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About French Vanilla Ice Cream

Course/Dish: Ice Cream & Ices
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: For Kids

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