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Basic Vanilla Ice Cream

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If you haven’t tried vanilla ice cream then this recipe is the best one for you. Try this Basic Vanilla Ice Cream as its too simple and its quite easy to prepare too. You do not need to be a gourmet to gauge how delicious and flavorful this dish is.
  Half and half/Top milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 4
  Vanilla extract 2 Tablespoon
  Heavy cream 2 Cup (32 tbs)

1. In the top bowl of a double boiler, heat milk until film forms on surface.
2. On low heat add the sugar and salt.
3. In a separate medium bowl, beat egg yolks slightly. Gradually beat in small amounts of hot milk mixture until most of it is used.
4. Return to top of double boiler; cook, over boiling water, stirring, until as smooth and thick as mayonnaise. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes. Cool custard thoroughly.
5. Stir in vanilla to taste and the heavy cream. Cover, and chill thoroughly.
6. Pour custard into freezer container and prepare for making ice cream by packing freezer with ice and coarse salt in 8-to-l proportion. Use an ice cream maker if you prefer it

7. Serve chilled

Recipe Summary

Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2670 Calories from Fat 1827

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 207 g319.2%

Saturated Fat 124.9 g624.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1442.8 mg480.9%

Sodium 748 mg31.2%

Total Carbohydrates 175 g58.2%

Dietary Fiber 0 g

Sugars 154.7 g

Protein 23 g45.9%

Vitamin A 167% Vitamin C 6.6%

Calcium 52.2% Iron 10.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basic Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe