Creamy vanilla ice cream

Creamy vanilla ice cream


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About this recipe: A traditional custard base is the key to this creamy ice cream with rich vanilla flavour.

Mary Thompson

Serves: 12 

  • 2 eggs
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 600ml whipping cream
  • 125ml double cream
  • 125ml milk
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Extra time:2hr15min  ›  Ready in:3hr 

  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine the first six ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture is thick enough to coat a metal spoon and reaches at least 70 degrees C.
  2. Remove from the heat; cool quickly by setting pan in ice and stirring the mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight or freeze immediately.
  3. When ready to freeze, pour custard and vanilla into the cylinder of an ice cream freezer. Freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.

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Reviews (1)


This was so easy to make. I don't like ice cream as a whole but this was very creamy. Not having an ice cream maker I just set the timer the next day for every hour and mixed the crystalized ice into the mixer to make it creamy. My son loved it as did his friends and my family. - 18 Feb 2010

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