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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Our weather has been so good, warm and sunny almost everyday ! And ice cream is just the perfect treat for this nice weather ! Making vanilla ice cream is easier than you think, especially if you have an ice cream machine. The most difficult step is heating up the mixture until thickened without scrambling the egg. Just make sure you keep your heat low and keep stirring it. Pay close attention as it can thicken very quickly. Once you got this, the rest is easy. If you want a creamier ice cream, you can use a 1+1/2 cups each of milk and whipping cream. (a 1:1 ratio, instead of a 2:1 that I used)

Makes about 4 cups

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup cold whipping cream
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  1. Whisk together egg yolks, sugar and 1/4 cup milk
  2. Cut and scrape vanilla bean
  3. In a non-stick pot, heat remaining milk and vanilla bean, including the pod over medium heat until just boiled
  4. Add 1/3 cup of hot milk into egg mixture to temper, then pour everything back into pot
  5. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly until just thickened. Mixture should coat back of spoon
  6. Remove from heat immediately,  strain through a fine mesh twice
  7. Let sit in an ice bath, stir in whipping cream
  8. Let cool completely, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight 
  9. Place in ice cream machine and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions

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Tools I used and you may like 

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Cuisinart ICE-21C Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker

You can get this ice cream machine through the Amazon website by clicking the above link. I will receive a small compensation if you purchase the item. 

Homemade Chocolate Ice Cream (without an ice cream maker)

Can’t believe summer is almost over ! So I thought I would treat my kids and myself with some homemade ice cream. ¬†With a few rejected tubs still sitting in my freezer, I finally got the right taste ! ¬†Hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Makes about 1 L

  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Put a stainless steel or glass mixing bowl in freezer for about 15 minutes
  2. Put chocolate, condensed milk and cocoa powder in a bowl over a pot of simmering water
  3. Stir until chocolate melted and smooth, cool slightly
  4. Whisk cream in cold mixing bowl using an electric mixer at medium speed until frothy, add in vanilla
  5. Increase speed to high and beat until creamy and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes
  6. Gently whisk in 1/2 cup of cream into chocolate mixture, then the remaining in 2 to 3 portions, mix well, texture should look like melted ice cream
  7. Pour into container and freeze until set