Happy National Vanilla Ice Cream Day...Enjoy!!
What You'll Need...
2 cup heavy cream
1 cup half & half
5 egg yolks
3/4 cups sugar
1 vanilla bean
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Place 5 egg yolks in a bowl, whisk together, and set aside. Place heavy cream in a large bowl and set aside.
Heat the milk, salt, and sugar over med heat. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape the seeds into the milk mixture and throw in the scraped out bean too. Heat thoroughly but do not boil.
Slowly add the warmed milk mixture to the egg yolks, stirring constantly. Pour the warmed milk/yolk mixture back into the saucepan. (bean pod should remain in the mix) .
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly until the custard base coats the back of a spatula. Strain this hot custard base into the heavy cream and add vanilla extract. Place in refrigerator for at least four hours. Remove the vanilla bean and freeze according to the manufacturers instructions.
[Scoopalicious is celebrating National Ice Cream month with a Post-A-Day throughout the month of July!]