- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups milk
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- Colored sprinkles, optional
- In a large saucepan, combine the eggs, milk, sugar and salt. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture reaches 160° and is thick enough to coat a metal spoon. Cool. Stir in cream and vanilla.
- Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in refrigerator freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Garnish with colored sprinkles if desired. Yield: 1-1/2 quarts.
Reviews forCreamy Vanilla Custard Ice Cream
"Not sure what went wrong. I followed the directions to a T and the mixture never thickened, it went straight from a very thin frothy milk to a very thin curdled mess. I've made several crème brulees that use a similar process with no issue... After reading several more recipes it seems that they use up to 4 times the amount of eggs that this one did. :("
"This is an awesome vanilla ice cream recipe. I was looking for a homemade ice cream recipe for my twins 2nd birthday party. I do not like the powder mixes you can buy at the grocery store, so this was perfect. I had sooo much to do for the party... I made this ice cream two days ahead of time and stored it in a pitcher in the fridge. Then, 45 minutes to party time, I poured it into the ice cream maker cylinder and made homemade ice cream! I felt like I should pat some flour on cheeks like the Rice Krispies commercial! Haha! I set out some chocolate syrup, caramel and strawberry syrup. My girls added Oreos to theirs... It was perfect!"
"If you didn't have good results with this recipe, try using Madagascar vanilla. It also does make a difference with the flavor if you chill it before freezing it. The vanilla melds with the cream....oh so good!"
"This is without doubt THE best vanilla ice cream I have ever had ! I have taken it to big pot luck dinners several times and EVERYONE loved it. It is so creamy and has a good vanilla flavor !"