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
egg yolks
2 c
whipping cream
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp

How to Make French Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 1In 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.
  • 2Transfer mixture to a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat until steamy and just starting to bubble, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil.
  • 3Transfer this mixture to a bowl. Stir in the whipping cream, vanilla, and salt. Cover the mixture and chill overnight in the refrigerator.
  • 4Prepare 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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