Old-fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

From Confident Cooking. Prep does not include freezing and churning.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place sugar and vanilla beans in medium heatproof bowl; pour milk over; set bowl into a pan of simmering water, but make sure it doesn’t touch water; stir milk mixture until simmering.
  2. Remove milk from heat; place yolks in heatproof bowl; gradually add milk to the egg yolks and whisk through thoroughly.
  3. Return mixture to heat over simmering water; stir constantly over low heat until mixture coats back of spoon.
  4. Remove from heat, set aside to cool; place plastic wrap directly onto surface of custard to prevent a skin from forming; cool; once cool, stir cream into custard and chill in refrigerator for atleast 4 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Remove vanilla beans from custard and scrape the seeds from the beans into the mixture; discard pods; pour the custard into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions to make ice cream.
Most Helpful

Everyone wanted to give this recipe more than 5 stars; however, that is as high as it can be rated. It is wonderful, creamy, dreamy ice cream. It was served with Knobby Apple Cake Knobby Apple Cake and by itself. I used the old fashioned double boiler that I have and it worked like a charm. This is definitely a keeper recipe.

PaulaG April 30, 2006