The chants of, “Ice cream, ice cream, we want ice cream!” can often be heard ringing through our house. Yes, I’m afraid my girls have a sweet tooth like their momma and ice cream is one of their favs.
We have taken to making most of the ice cream we consume in our house because I can be assured that there are only five ingredients in the ice cream, and I know where those ingredients come from. Perfect.
Below is our basic ice cream recipe for vanilla ice cream. I purchase our eggs locally and buy local heavy cream and half and half from our natural food store.
1 cup heavy cream
8 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla (I also put in seeds from 1-2 vanilla beans.)
Heat half and half over medium heat. Add cream and bring to a simmer.
Refrigerate the mixture until cool and then churn in an ice cream maker, following the manufacturer’s guidelines.