About this recipe: This vanilla ice cream recipe is truly special. The vanilla bean gives unbeatable vanilla flavour, and the honey and dark brown soft sugar give it a rich, buttery taste that will have you making this recipe again and again.
You can substitute 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract if you don't have a vanilla bean in your pantry. Add the vanilla extract to the custard mixture with the double cream.
Delicious! Such a lovely, buttery flavour. And easy to make. I don't have a sugar thermometer so just heated the milk/egg mix really slowly, careful not to let it boil, until it coated the back of a metal spoon. Otherwise I followed the recipe to the letter. This is joining my ice-cream repertoire! - 07 Aug 2013
I was looking for a vanilla ice- cream but found this and so glad I tried it!. This is seriously nice, smooth and seems to stay softer in the freezer maybe due to sugar content. I added 30mg of vanilla paste to mine instead of pods. Fantastic! - 03 Apr 2015
This is a creamy, smooth, rich and not too sweet custard-style vanilla ice cream with a delicate, but perfect hint of honey and brown sugar (I have to disagree with those who compared this to Butter Pecan ice cream--this is an entirely different flavor, the only similarity being the brown sugar used in both.) This is an unusual and creative twist on vanilla ice cream that really works. Great recipe! - 23 May 2008 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)