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
This was delicious. However, when I make it next, I'm going to use more honey and less sugar - the honey is a bit overwhelmed and it tastes more like caramel ice cream. It sets well in the freezer and isn't too soft or hard. - 26 Feb 2017
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