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Purists will insist on using a vanilla bean and making this recipe just like Grandma did. But the results are pretty darn good with vanilla extract and an electric ice-cream freezer

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
1 hr
total:
1 hr
Servings:
12
Yield:
1-1/2 quarts
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • Freeze mixture in ice-cream freezer according to manufacturer's directions. Ripen 4 hours.

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Omit heating the mixture if using vanilla extract.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; fat 15g; cholesterol 54mg; saturated fat 9g; carbohydrates 16g; protein 2g; vitamin a 164.8RE; sodium 30mg; calcium 50.5mg.
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