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Classic French Vanilla Ice Cream

Classic French Vanilla Ice Cream

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Servings: Serves 8

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 360 minutes

Ingredients: Add ingredients to List

3 each Egg Yolks
2/3 cup Sugar
11/3 cup Whole milk
1 pt Heavy cream
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract


What Kids Can Do
* Whisk egg yolks, sugar, and milk.
* Pour custard through a strainer.
* Stir in cream.
* Pour chilled mixture into ice cream maker.
1. In a medium saucepan, gently whisk together egg yolks and sugar, being careful not to let the mixture get too foamy. Gradually stir in milk and mix gently but thoroughly.
2. Heat mixture on medium-low, stirring constantly with a large spoon or a whisk to keep mixture uniform (otherwise, egg will cook unevenly and there will be bits of cooked egg mixed in with the milk). Cook until mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of the spoon, about 7 to 10 minutes. Be careful not to overcook, which will yield scrambled eggs in milk.
3. Remove from heat and let custard cool at room temperature for 10 minutes. Pour mixture through a strainer set over a large container (this will strain out any bits of cooked egg). Stir in ream and vanilla. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate at least 6 hours or, preferably, overnight.
4. Pour chilled custard into the bowl of an ice cream maker and proceed according to manufacturer's instructions. Most achines produce finished ice cream in 25 to 30 minutes. If you like soft-serve ice cream, eat immediately. Otherwise, transfer to a container with a tight-fitting lid and store in the freezer. It will be firm but still soft after 1 hour. This ice cream doesn't get too hard and is easy to scoop after storing overnight. It will keep, frozen, up to two months. If using for sundaes, this ice cream is best made 1 day in advance.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, July - August 2009


Quantity Ingredients  
3 each Egg Yolks  
2/3 cup Sugar  
11/3 cup Whole milk  
1 pt Heavy cream  
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract  
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* Percent Daily Values are based on 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate Less Than 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber Less Than 25g 30g
Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 8
Base Nutrients
Calories 217 kcal (11%)
Calories from Fat 153
Total Fat 17 g (26%)
Saturated Fat 10 g (50%)
Cholesterol 126 mg (42%)
Sodium 36 mg (2%)
Total Carbohydrates 22 g (7%)
Dietary Fiber 0 n/a
Protein 6 g (10%)
Vitamin A 599 IU (2%)
Vitamin C 1 mg (1%)
Calcium 77 mg (6%)
Iron 5 mg (28%)