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How to Make Delicious Vanilla Bean Ice Cream at Home

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is a classic and timeless dessert loved by people of all ages. Making it from scratch is easier than you might think, and the results are always worth it. In this article, we will be sharing a simple yet delicious recipe for Vanilla Bean Ice Cream that you can make at home.


Ingredients Quantity
Heavy Cream 2 cups
Whole Milk 1 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Vanilla Bean 1
Salt 1/4 tsp
Egg Yolks 5


  1. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream, whole milk, sugar, and salt over medium heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Slice the vanilla bean in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds using a knife. Add the seeds and the empty vanilla bean pod to the saucepan.
  3. Let the mixture simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg yolks until they become pale yellow.
  5. Slowly pour the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly.
  6. Pour the mixture back into the saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  7. Remove the vanilla bean pod and let the mixture cool completely.
  8. Once cooled, pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
  9. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 4 hours before serving.

That’s it! Your delicious Vanilla Bean Ice Cream is ready to be served.


  • Be sure to let the ice cream maker bowl freeze for at least 24 hours before using it.
  • If you don’t have a vanilla bean, you can use 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla extract instead.
  • To prevent a film from forming on top of the mixture while it cools, place a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the mixture.

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