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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla Ice Cream


4 egg yolks
1/2 pint (250ml) milk
1/2 pint (250ml) double/heavy cream
4 oz (100g) sugar or castor sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or according to taste - everyone's different!)


First of all blister the milk (bring slowly up to boiling point in a saucepan). Separately, mix together the egg yolks and sugar until it become thick . Pour this into the hot milk, and continuously stir the mixture. Then pour the mixture back into the pan and heat gently, stir until the custard thickens - DO NOT BRING TO BOIL OR IT WILL PROBABLY CURDLE.

When you can see a film forming in excess at the back of your spoon it's time to remove the saucepan from the heat. Leave to cool.

This is the custard base and one you can use in a lot of other recipes.

When the custard base is cold, stir in the ice cream and vanilla extract, then transfer the whole combination into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.