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Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Description: Ice cream made with real vanilla bean.
Yield: 1 quart

Qty Unit Ingredient
1 c. Milk
3 Egg Yolks
3/4 c. Sugar
pinch Kosher Salt
1 Vanilla Bean
2 1/2 c. Heavy Cream


  1. Split and scrape vanilla bean
  2. Put milk, vanilla (including bean), 1/2 c. of cream, and salt in a sauce pan
  3. Bring milk, vanilla, and cream to a gentle simmer
  4. Mix egg yolks and sugar
  5. Temper the egg mixture by adding the heated milk mixture slowly
  6. When tempered, pour combined custard mixture into the sauce pan
  7. Heat the custard mixture until it coats the back of a spoon (do not boil!)
  8. Add the remaining cream and mix well
  9. Cool the custard to about room temperature
  10. Pour the custard (including vanilla bean) into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap so that the plastic completely covers the top of the custard (to prevent a skin from forming)
  11. Refrigerate for at least two hours
  12. Remove vanilla bean
  13. Freeze mixture in an ice cream maker

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