Thursday, June 5, 2014

Vanilla Ice Cream

The classic of all classics- Vanilla Ice Cream! This recipe is rich, luscious, creamy, and unbelievably  easy! It shines all on its own but is also terrific as an accompaniment to all kinds of desserts in summertime or throughout the year. We are simply in love... :)

Vanilla Ice Cream
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup half-and-half
2 tsp vanilla extract

Whisk whipping cream and sugar in a mixing bowl or large measuring cup until sugar is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. Pour in half-and-half and vanilla extract and whisk to blend.

Transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer's instructions. Mine usually takes about 25-30 minutes to produce ice cream at the soft serve stage. If you prefer a firmer consistency, move the ice cream to a freezer-safe container, cover, and freeze for 2 hours or overnight.

Makes 1 delicious quart. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from "Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and Dessert Book" by Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield with Nancy Stevens

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