Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
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Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe

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Field editor Rebecca Baird of Salt Lake City, Utah shares her recipe for yummy "light" ice cream. It's smooth and creamy with wonderful vanilla flavor.
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:
8 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually add half-and-half; 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.
Whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Fill cylinder of ice cream maker 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 the refrigerator freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: 1 quart.
Originally published as Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p19

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 182 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch.

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  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually add half-and-half; 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 hot mixture into egg yolks. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until mixture reaches 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon.
  3. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Transfer to a bowl. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  4. Fill cylinder of ice cream maker 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 the refrigerator freezer for 2-4 hours before serving. Yield: 1 quart.
Originally published as Low-Fat Vanilla Ice Cream in Taste of Home August/September 2007, p19

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laurievano User ID: 3377339 63642
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2011

"I'm not normally a fan of vanilla but this is amazing - very creamy and does not taste low fat. With this basic recipe you could also add fruit too!"

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kimbo75 User ID: 1419136 137581
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"This was fabulous! It was so rich and creamy I couldn't believe it was low fat! I added some chopped peaches the last few minutes of churning and it was spectacular"

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