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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Looking for an easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream recipe? Learn how to make Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by erika_strubbe

Makes 10 servings



Recipe courtesy Alton Brown, 2005

Recipe Ingredients for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

3 cups half-and-half
1 cup heavy cream
8 egg yolks
9 ounces sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Recipe Directions for Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

  1. Place the half-and-half and the heavy cream into a medium saucepan, over medium heat. Bring the mixture just to a simmer, stirring occasionally, and remove from the heat.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl whisk the egg yolks until they lighten in color. Gradually add the sugar and whisk to combine. Temper the cream mixture into the eggs and sugar by gradually adding small amounts, until about a third of the cream mixture has been added. Pour in the remainder and return the entire mixture to the saucepan and place over low heat. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon and reaches 170 to 175 degrees F. Pour the mixture into a container and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Stir in the vanilla extract. Place the mixture into the refrigerator and once it is cool enough not to form condensation on the lid, cover and store for 4 to 8 hours or until the temperature reaches 40 degrees F or below.

  3. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the manufacturer's directions. This should take approximately 25 to 35 minutes. Serve as is for soft serve or freeze for another 3 to 4 hours to allow the ice cream to harden.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 124.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
281
Calories from Fat
147
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
16.3g
25%
Saturated Fat
9.2g
46%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
211mg
70%
Sodium
41mg
2%
Potassium
120mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates
29.5g
10%
Sugars
25.8g
Protein
4.5g
Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 10% Iron 2%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
D-
  Good points
  • Very low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in cholesterol
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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