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Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

My family had a two-hand crank ice-cream machine when I was young. We three kids took turns cranking until the ice cream began to harden, then Dad finished it. We tried many recipes, but Dad always liked this one the most. —Diane Shaw, Gnadenhutten, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Process: 20 min./batch + freezing YIELD:24 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups half-and-half cream
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups milk
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Gradually add cream; stir until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • 2. Whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into the eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in milk and vanilla. Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • 3. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: 3 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 187 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 69mg cholesterol, 107mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0g fiber), 4g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 reduced-fat milk, 1 fat.

Reviews for Vanilla Ice Cream

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TerryBelle1 173559
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2014

"I made this recipe for my husband's 60 birthday. He is a big fan of homemade ice cream. This is by far the best ice cream I have ever made. It was so creamy and reminded me of frozen yogurt. I will always use this recipe from now on. And, it was so easy to make. Thank you Diane Shaw!"

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Deester825 173558
Reviewed Jul. 19, 2012

"This is BY FAR the most excellent homemade recipe I have ever used!! I am very impressed because I have been searching for years for a "creamy" style ice cream! Wonderful!! Thank you!!"

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mamamerg 179577
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

"GREAT recipe! Easy enough to make. I made the first quart plain, the second quart with mini chocolate chips, and the third with mini reeses peanut butter cups (at the request of my son). I love this because there is no need to worry what the ingredients are compared to what is bought at the store. The add-in ideas are endless!"

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mamamerg 90514
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2012

"GREAT recipe! Easy enough to make. I made the first quart plain, the second quart with mini chocolate chips, and the third with mini reeses peanut butter cups (at the request of my son). I love this because there is no need to worry what the ingredients are compared to what is bought at the store. The add-in ideas are endless!"

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lyonflying 105915
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2012

"Never used flour in my ice cream mix but this was great. barnett1234, you must not overfill your ice cream freezer, read the directions that come with the unit and follow them as the recipe states. My freezer makes one quart at a time so I would divide the mixture in thirds. Hope this helps."

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LisaLornie 174933
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2012

"This is my new standard ice cream recipe. I actually added a packet of Wylers sugar free lemon aid mix to this and it made the best lemon ice cream ive had since I was a kid!"

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barnett1234 101722
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"I had wanted to use this recipe for a church group, but am reluctant to do so. The third bullet is very confusing and I do not understand it. What are you talking about "the remaining mixture"? Why is all the mixture not poured into the freezer. Please clarify the obscurity of this 3rd paragraph."

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reindeergal 175270
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"We've always used flour in our ice cream recipe."

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Astheart 173557
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"Have never heard of using flour in ice-cream recipe..... For real?"

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stephsma 173556
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"Soo Yummy"

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Travlnman02 174920
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"I made more than one batch to try. My favorite ice-cream is Vanilla and I also remember the days when you turned the crank to have home-mnade ice cream.

I made one batch with the Vanilla Recipe in another batch I broke up semi-sweet chocalate in a blender and poured it in as I started the freeze process and the mixing blade did a good job of mixing it. In the third batch I mixed in Strawberries. I mashed the berries and put sugar on them and let them sit for awhile and then poured them into the mixture as the cream started to freeze up and let the mixing blade finish the combining. That way it was not oe mixed. All three turned out great. I tried it out on my son and his family and from the way it disappeared I would say they really liked it. So much so I had to give up the recipe and explain how I did it. I don't use a hand crank anymore though I have an electric one. There was a recipe book in the mixer when I bought it years ago and all you have to do is follow the instructions for freezing. They still come with the booklet. Son bought one the next day at a well know variety store."

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leono 176734
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"The third bullet of Directions is impossible to understand but I would like to do the recipe."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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