Monday, July 26, 2010

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Ice cream is a must have at our house.  My husband grew up in a household that if you didn't have atleast 5 kinds of ice cream in the freezer at any given time something was seriously wrong.  When we got married, one of the few possessions he brought to the marriage was a ice cream maker and "Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Book".  He loves Ben & Jerry's and if we make ice cream we make it out of this book.  One of our favorites is the basic vanilla recipe.  So creamy, rich and yummy.

2 large eggs (if you are freaked out by raw eggs, this is not the recipe for you.  We have it all the time  and have never gotten sick)
3/4 c. sugar
2 c. heavy whipping cream (very important that it is "heavy")
1 c. milk
2 t. real vanilla (the better the vanilla the richer the taste)

1.  Whisk the eggs in a medium mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.  Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, and continuing whisking until sugar is completely blended, about 1 minute.  Pour in cream, milk, and vanilla and whisk to blend.

2.  Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze following manufacturer's instructions.  Serve plain or goes great with brownies or summer berry pie.
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