Old-Fashioned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
- In a large saucepan heat and stir half-and-half, sugar, and vanilla bean (if using) just to a simmer. Remove from heat. Remove vanilla bean; let cool. Using a paring knife, slit vanilla bean lengthwise. Scrape out seeds. Stir seeds (or vanilla extract, if using) and whipping cream into milk mixture. Cover; chill about 4 hours.
- Freeze mixture in ice-cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions. Ripen 4 hours.
From the Test Kitchen
Omit heating the mixture if using vanilla extract.
Nutrition Facts (Old-Fashioned Vanilla Bean Ice Cream)
- Per serving:
- 205 kcal cal.,
- 15 g fat
- (9 g sat. fat,
- 54 mg chol.,
- 30 mg sodium,
- 16 g carb.,
- 0 g fiber,
- 2 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet