Old-Fashioned Frozen Vanilla Custard Recipe
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Old-Fashioned Frozen Vanilla Custard Recipe

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Not too long ago, I found this recipe for a frozen treat we used to eat when we went to Grandma's house. Now, whenever I make it, it reminds me of her. She loved to bake, and so do I.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 236 calories, 16g fat (9g saturated fat), 135mg cholesterol, 124mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a heavy saucepan, combine first three ingredients. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Cool. Pour into chilled ice cube trays without dividers or a shallow pan. Freeze to a mush (do not freeze hard). Whip cream; add vanilla and salt. Fold into partially frozen mixture. Return to trays or pan and freeze. Yield: 1 quart.
Originally published as Old-Fashioned Frozen Vanilla Custard in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p66

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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