2 cups (1/2 l) milk
2/3 cup (150 g) sugar
5 egg yolks
1/2 cup (10 cl) whipping cream
1 vanilla pod
Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
Making French-style vanilla ice cream consists of freezing a
vanilla custard. First, split open the vanilla pod. Put it in the
milk, and bring the milk to a boil (stir often to prevent it from
burning on the bottom). While the milk is heating, beat the egg yolks
and the sugar in a bowl, until the mixture becomes smooth and
whiter. Pour the boiling milk on the mixture. Put the mixture in a pot
over low heat, and stir constantly. When the mixture becomes slightly
thicker, remove immediately from the heat (before
Let the mixture cool to room temperature; add the
whipping cream, and put in your favourite ice-cream maker.
Note: You can replace the vanilla by another
flavour. To make chocolate ice cream, add one bar (100 g) of chocolate
shavings to the mixture just after taking it off the heat, and
stir. To make coffee ice cream, add 1/5 cup (50 ml) of espresso or
very strong coffee to the mixture after it has cooled down, at the
same time as the whipping cream.
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