Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Vanilla Ice Cream

I made ice cream for the first time last night. It was AMAZING. SO worth the effort. Probably about the same price as buying ice cream at the store and it tastes a thousand times better. This was the first time I've ever made ice cream and it was delicious.
The picture I have is terrible, but I'll try to take a better one later.
I only chilled it for about 2 hours, because I was impatient :P

Vanilla Ice Cream
Adapted from David Lebovitz
1 cup whole milk
A pinch of salt
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
6 large egg yolks
2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

This is mostly copied and pasted from his website, because he can do a better job explaining than I can.

1. Heat the milk, salt, and sugar in a saucepan.
2. To make the ice cream, set up an ice bath by placing a 2-quart bowl in a larger bowl partially filled with ice and water. Set a strainer over the top of the smaller bowl and pour the cream into the bowl.
3. In a separate bowl, stir together the egg yolks. Gradually pour some of the milk into the yolks, whisking constantly as you pour. Scrape the warmed yolks and milk back into the saucepan.
4. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula.
5. Strain the custard into the heavy cream. Stir over the ice until cool, add the vanilla extract, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly. Preferably overnight.
6. Freeze the custard in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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