Vanilla Ice Cream


What You'll Need:

1 cup whole milk

7 large egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

dash salt

1 vanilla bean

2 cups half and half

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

an ice cream maker


Step by Step:

*Whisk egg yolks with sugar and salt in large bowl; set aside.


*Split vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out seeds.


*Combine bean, seeds, half and half, and heavy cream in a large sauce pan.


*Bring just to a simmer.


*Gradually whisk the hot cream into the egg yolk mixture.


*Return the mixture to the sauce pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon (do not let it boil).


*Strain through a sieve into large bowl.


*Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled.


*Freeze in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.


Yield: Makes about 1 quart.