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french vanilla ice cream

a recipe by
Sarah Farrand
Saginaw, MI

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!

prep time 12 Hr 15 Min
cook time 6 Hr
method Ice-Cream Maker

Ingredients For french vanilla ice cream

  • 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.