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vanilla ice cream

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Cathy Smith
Cooper now in Columbus Ga., TX

Who doesn't love ice cream? But I love good ice cream, the kind that ya pay 10 dollars per half gallon, the kind that you can still feel the creaminess and silkiness an hour after you eat it. Well I finally found the correct combination to make the best homemade ice cream ever. My family begs me to make this, and although I allow them to beg cause it just feels great, they had me at can you make ice.... well darn right I can!!

(1 rating)
yield 10 regular people, 6 of my family or just me being greedy
cook time 25 Min
method Ice-Cream Maker

Ingredients For vanilla ice cream

  • 1
    vanilla bean or 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 c
    half and half
  • 2 c
  • 1 c
    sugar +4 tablespoons
  • 2/3 c
    white corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 12
    large egg yolks

How To Make vanilla ice cream

  • 1
    Split vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape the seeds out and put the bean and scrapings into a pan with the half and half, half the sugar, and the corn syrup.Heat to 175 and then remove from heat. While this is heating beat the egg yolks with the remaining sugar till thick and smooth.
  • 2
    Temper the egg yolk mixtyre and return all to the saucepan. Cook to 180 degrees. Remove from heat and add milk. Remove 1 cup and put this in freezer. Then take remaining mixture and chill in fridge for up to 24 hours.
  • 3
    When ready to churn, break up the frozen 1 cup and mix into the chilled cream (this just jumps starts the freezing process) and pour all into ice cream maker. Churn as per your own machine. Then when done, place into a plastic bowl with lid and place in freezer to "ripen" for at least 2 hours. Then eat and heap praise on Granny Grump.
  • 4
    note: use this as your ice cream base and use 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla and omit vanilla bean to make other flavors. I Like to cut strawberries in quarters and freeze for 1 hour then add them to the ice cream with 1/2 tsp almond flavoring for strawberry. Add3 chopped and frozen for 1 hour bananas for banana ice cream etc. Chocolate ice cream, well you should add the chocolate back after the cooking and while cream is still hot stir in grated chocolate.