Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
This is the basic vanilla recipe for Ben and Jerry's ice cream.
- Whip the eggs and sugar together with a whisk until fluffy (but not firm).
- Add the rest of the ingredients into the eggs and sugar.
- Whisk together until well mixed.
- Place in ice cream maker and follow it's directions to make.
I have used this recipe from their cookbook for over a decade. Great base for whatever you choose to add. We frequently swap out 2% to get the fat content down a little but you have to decide if you are happy with the change in texture from loss of fat. I personally think it's a small price to pay for somewhat healthier ice cream. If you add fruit, such as blueberries, I suggest adding them highly chilled to slightly frozen but not completely frozen. This will help the ice cream set at a reasonable speed.
This makes a great base for any icecream. I have been making it for year in my old fashion ice cream maker. The creamier you want it the higher fat milk you use. Less creamy add less fat. I have made it with light half and half and 1/2% milk. Just comes out with larger ice chunks. Always awesome. Couldn't find my cook book so was thankful to find it here. Surprised no rave reviews. Very easy and very yummy.