Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Best Ever Home Made French Vanilla Ice Cream

How to cool off on a hot summer day? Even a caveman knows that the best way is to eat some yummy ice cream.

I have had a few people request this recipe and this last time I decided it would be the easiest to just post it here, so I can just send them a link instead of writing it down. This is by far the best ice cream recipe I have come accross, not that I have made tons of them, but it is definitely one of those that makes me skip a paleo for a while. It is so worth it. And yes, it is not a diet food, so don't try this if you are trying to lose weight, cause it ain't happening.

The great thing about it is that you can add different fruits in it and keep changing it, thus never get tired of it. I have tried with fresh mango and dark sweet cherries, and it is to die for.

So here it goes:

French Vanilla Ice Cream

4 egg yolks
1/2 pint (2.5 dl or 1 cup) milk, preferably full milk
1/2 pint (2.5 dl or 1 cup) heavy cream
4 oz. (100g) sugar
1 vanilla pod

Pour milk to a medium pan and bring to a boil. Place lengthwise split vanilla pod into it for 20 minutes to simmer. In a mixing bowl, beat yolks and sugar until thick. Remove vanilla pod from the milk, and scrape the seeds out of it with the back of a knife or spoon. Add vanilla seeds back into the milk. Pour the milk mixture into the egg-sugar mixture while stirring, then return this mixture to the pan and heat gently while stiffing until it thickens (leaves a film on the back of a spoon). Remove from the heat and let cool down in a fridge. When cold stir in the heavy cream, I have never whipped it, but you could for extra fluffiness. Now it is ready to be churned for 25 minutes.

Add what ever your heart desires to it or eat just like it is, either way it is delicious. Can't go wrong with a slice of hot apple pie either. Enjoy!