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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. 

Cinnamon Apples with Vanilla Ice Cream

Cinnamon apples and vanilla ice cream is a perfect match and it’s a great treat after dinner in the fall

Makes 2 servings

2 apples
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup oat and honey granola
2 scoops of vanilla ice cream

1. Wash, peel, core and cut apples into wedges or chunks as desired
2. Coat apple pieces with brown sugar and cinnamon
3. Melt butter in non stick pan over medium heat
4. Add coated apples
5. Cook for about 6-8 minutes until apples are tender but not too soft
6. Place warm apples on top of granola and serve with vanilla ice cream

Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, MacIntosh or Gala apples would work fine. Granola is available at most grocery stores, or just crush a granola bar of your choice.