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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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  • 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.


Omit heating the mixture if using vanilla extract.

Nutrition Facts

205 calories; 15 g total fat; 9 g saturated fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 30 mg sodium. 16 g carbohydrates; 0 g fiber; 2 g protein; 165 RE vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 50 mg calcium; 0 mg iron;


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