Dreamy Vanilla Ice Cream

    1 hour 15 min

    Rich, creamy and oh-so-vanilla-ry. This egg custard ice cream is made with real vanilla pods. It's totally scrummy. You will need an ice cream maker for this recipe.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 350ml milk
    • 250ml double cream
    • 2 vanilla beans
    • 5 egg yolks
    • 125g caster sugar

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Extra time:45min freezing  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Put the milk and cream in a heavy-based saucepan.
    2. Lightly rub the vanilla beans between your fingertips to soften them. Cut the vanilla pods in half lengthways and put them in the saucepan.
    3. Heat the mixture over medium heat and bring the mixture to simmering point. Remove from the heat.
    4. Beat the egg yolks with the sugar in a bowl until light and foamy. Whisk in a little of the warm milk and cream. Add the remaining liquid, reserving the vanilla beans and whisk to combine.
    5. Return the mixture to the cleaned saucepan. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon.
    6. Strain into a bowl. Scrape the vanilla seeds from the split pods into the mixture and stir through.
    7. Allow to cool before churning in an ice-cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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    Well if future kids is the case (which I hope it is <3 = ) can someone say future marriage ^_^  -  25 May 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)