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Rich Vanilla Ice Cream
Ice Cream Recipes from AlansKitchen.comMakes about 12 (1/2-cup) servings

Preparation time: 10 min.
Cooking Time: 15 min.
Chilling Time: 2 hrs.


  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 pint Half & Half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 pint (2 cups) Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla


  1. In a 2-quart saucepan, add sugar, half & half and salt.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved (3 to 4 minutes).
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and lemon-colored.
  4. Gradually stir small amount of hot half & half mixture into beaten eggs with wire whisk.
  5. Slowly pour egg mixture into remaining half & half mixture in saucepan, whisking constantly.
  6. Reduce heat to low.
  7. Cook, stirring constantly, until half & half mixture reaches 160°F and is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon (7 to 10 minutes). (Do Not Boil.)
  8. Pour into clean bowl.
  9. Cover and refrigerate until chilled (1 to 2 hours).
  10. Stir whipping cream and vanilla into chilled half & half mixture with wire whisk.

Freeze in ice cream maker, according to manufacturer’s instructions, until desired consistency.

  • Serve immediately or store frozen in freezer container with tight-fitting lid.

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