Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins




  • In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine the half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla bean with pulp. Bring to a simmer.
  • In a small mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks until smooth. Add 1 cup of the hot liquid to the egg yolks in a slow stream, gradually whisking to combine, until smooth.
  • Add the yolk mixture to the saucepan of liquid and whisk until incorporated. Bring the liquid back to simmer and continue to cook for about 5 minutes or until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  • Pour the mixture into a bowl and place a piece of plastic wrap directly on top of the mixture. This will prevent a skin from forming while cooling.
  • Cool the mixture completely. Process the mixture according the ice cream machines instructions.