Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: Churned Perfection

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: Churned Perfection is a delightful treat that captures the essence of pure vanilla beans in every scoop. This creamy, dreamy ice cream is a labor of love, but the results are worth every moment spent in the kitchen.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and seeds scraped
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, whole milk, half of the sugar, and the scraped vanilla bean seeds. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring until the mixture is steaming but not boiling. Remove from heat and let it steep for 30 minutes to infuse the vanilla flavor.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the remaining sugar until the mixture becomes pale and slightly thickened.
  3. Slowly pour the warm milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture, whisking constantly to avoid curdling.
  4. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.
  5. Remove from heat and strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean bowl. Discard the vanilla bean pod.
  6. Stir in the pure vanilla extract. Cover and chill the mixture in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Pour the chilled custard into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions until it reaches a soft-serve consistency.
  8. Transfer the churned ice cream to an airtight container and freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.
  9. Scoop and serve your Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream in waffle cones or bowls, and enjoy the creamy, heavenly flavors.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 1 quart of ice cream

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: Churned Perfection is a rich and velvety dessert that will satisfy your sweet cravings. Made with real vanilla beans, it’s a treat for the senses.

Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 280, Fat: 21g, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 3g

Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: Churned Perfection is the perfect dessert for any occasion. Whether you’re enjoying it on a hot summer day or pairing it with your favorite pie, its creamy texture and intense vanilla flavor will leave you craving more. Try making it at home and experience the magic of homemade ice cream.