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Vanilla Ice Cream

I have never tasted ice cream. Diana tried to explain what it was like, but I guess ice cream is one of those things that is beyond imagination.” – Anne Shirley, Anne of Green Gables, Chapter XIII

  • 2 c. whole milk
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 c. half-and-half
  • 2 c. whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


In a medium saucepan, whisk milk, sugar, egg yolks, and salt. Place pan over medium-high heat and whisk until mixture simmers. Lower heat to medium and whisk for 5 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Strain mixture into a large bowl, then whisk in half-and-half, cream, and vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

Use ice-cream maker according to manufacturer instructions.

Vanilla Ice Cream