Vanilla Ice Cream

 

What You'll Need:

1 cup whole milk

7 large egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

dash salt

1 vanilla bean

2 cups half and half

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

an ice cream maker

 

Step by Step:

*Whisk egg yolks with sugar and salt in large bowl; set aside.

 

*Split vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out seeds.

 

*Combine bean, seeds, half and half, and heavy cream in a large sauce pan.

 

*Bring just to a simmer.

 

*Gradually whisk the hot cream into the egg yolk mixture.

 

*Return the mixture to the sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon (do not let it boil).

 

*Strain through a sieve into large bowl.

 

*Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.

 

*Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.

 

Yield: Makes about 1 quart.