We all scream
For Ice Cream!
Mmm... beautiful, delicious classic French Vanilla ice cream. So simple, yet so divinely scrumptious. It is like a white canvas, just waiting for you to explore your creativity on!
In a heavy medium saucepan, combine 3 cups half-and-half...
1 cup of sugar...
And 4 beaten egg yolks.
Cook and stir over low heat until mixture coat a spoon and is slightly thickened. Cool to room temperature.
Measure out 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
Pour the whipping cream into the mixture and stir.
Instead of vanilla extract, I used actual vanilla bean, but if you don't have that just use 1 tbsp. vanilla extract.
If you are using vanilla bean, take a chunk about an inch long, and use a knife to slit it in half.
Scrape out the beans from the inside of the vanilla pod, and stir into mixture.
Pour into your ice-cream maker, and freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions.
You will see the ice cream mixture begin to thicken...
Once the ice cream begins to stick to the edges of the ice cream maker, it is almost ready.
Once it is to the consistency you enjoy, take it out and use a spatula to scrape into another container.
This ice cream is beast eaten fresh, but you can freeze it for later if you want.
With the blank canvas of the vanilla ice cream, you can enjoy it any way you like. I used chopped up pecans, shredded coconut, and graham cracker crumbs. My siblings used sprinkles and strawberry syrup.
Whatever you want, you can put on ice cream. My grandpa says he even enjoy mustard on his ice cream, so whatever you want won't be stranger than that.