Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

Dave and I received a KitchenAid standing mixer as a wedding present. After receiving it, I looked into what other accessories we might want for it. Did you know you can get an ice cream maker attachment for it? With the amount of ice cream we consume, we figured it would be a good investment!

Over the weekend we made basic vanilla ice cream and it was quite delicious. We got the recipe from the little booklet that comes with the ice cream maker.

2 1/2 cups half-and-half
8 egg yolks
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 sups whipping cream
4 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
(No one said this was healthy!) ;)

Place the egg yolks and sugar in the standing mixer bowl and whip with wire whipper on Speed 2 for about 30 seconds or until well blended.

 Heat the half-and-half on stovetop until very hot but not boiling. Gradually stir into egg and sugar mixture while the mixer is on Speed 2 until fully blended.

Return entire mixture to stovetop until small bubbles form around the edge and the mixture is steamy...stir constantly, but do not boil. 

Transfer the mixture from the stove into a large bowl. Stir in whipping cream, vanilla, and salt. Cover and chill thoroughly in the fridge for at least 8 hours. (Sorry I forgot to take pictures of this step!)

 Assemble the freeze bowl. Turn to Speed 1 for 15 to 30 minutes or until desired consistency.

Enjoy immediately and freeze the rest!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds delicious! We do not have that attachment, and I wonder if we could even get it on our old-school bowl-lift kitchenaid. May have to look into that....