Old-fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by evelynathens

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

Top Review by PaulaG

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 recipe #140400 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.

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.

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