Cranking ice cream and then waiting to eat melting bowls of creamy homemade ice cream are things that I want my kids to remember from their childhood. I remember eating the most delicious ice cream of my life at my grandparents’ house in the summertime. I have that recipe saved in one of my binders and I can hardly wait to make it.
We recently bought a vintage hand cranked ice cream maker and last week we used it for the first time. Such fun! Thanks to my husband, I didn’t even have to do the hard work. This was the first time I made ice cream and I am super happy with the results. This was incredibly rich and sweet ice cream. It was a much richer ice cream than I remember having as a child. I’m looking forward to trying lots of different ice cream recipes this summer!
- 3 cups whole milk
- 3 cups heavy cream
- A pinch of salt
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 10 large egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Heat the milk, salt, and sugar in a saucepan over medium to low heat. Stir occasionally with a heat-resistant spatula. Set up an ice bath by placing a 4 quart (or larger) bowl in a slightly larger bowl partially filled with ice and water. Set a strainer over the top of the smaller bowl and pour the cream into the bowl.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks. Gradually pour some of the warm milk into the yolks, whisking constantly as you pour. Scrape the warmed yolks and milk back into the saucepan.
- Cook over low heat, stirring constantly and scraping the bottom with a heat-resistant spatula, until the custard thickens enough to coat the spatula. (Approximately 10 minutes) Strain the custard into the heavy cream. Stir over the ice until cool (approximately 2-4 minutes), add the vanilla extract, then refrigerate to chill thoroughly. Preferably overnight.
- When you are ready to make the ice cream, freeze the custard in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve with fresh berries for a great summer treat. Enjoy!