Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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    Total Time
    1hr 30mins
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based on 2 ratings

A sweet and creamy ice cream infused with real vanilla. Lovely on its own, or as the base for an amazing sundae.

recipe updated Dec 18, 2019


  • Milk icon
    400ml (1¾ cups)
  • Heavy cream icon
    Heavy cream
    400ml (1¾ cups)
  • Vanilla seeds & pod icon
    Vanilla seeds & pod
  • Salt icon
    1 pinch
  • Egg yolk icon
    Egg yolk
    4 (80g)
  • White sugar icon
    White sugar
    120g (about ½ cup)


  • kCook icon Whisk
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  • kCook icon Ice cream maker
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Saucepan

Step preview

  1. Add milk, heavy cream, vanilla seeds & pod and salt to a clean saucepan
  2. Heat
  3. Remove and set aside - 30 min
  4. Add egg yolk and white sugar to a clean medium bowl
  5. Whisk well until thick
  6. Strain one third of mixture into eggs
  7. Mix in the rest of mixture to eggs
  8. Transfer eggs to saucepan
  9. Heat gently until thick
  10. Transfer mixture to medium bowl
  11. Let cool completely
  12. Transfer in ice cream maker
  13. Churn in ice cream maker
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