Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Serve this rich and creamy ice cream on its own or paired with hot fudge cake for a decadent treat!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert


  • ice cream machine or ice cream maker mixer attachment


  • 3 c heavy cream (or 2 cups heavy cream and 1 cup whole milk)
  • ¾ c granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 vanilla bean (split in half lengthwise)
  • ¾ tsp vanilla extract


  • Pour 1 cup of the cream into a medium saucepan and add the sugar and salt.
  • Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the saucepan and add the pod to the pot.
  • Warm over medium heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from the heat and add the remaining 2 cups cream (or the remaining 1 cup cream and the milk) and the vanilla extract.
  • Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator.
  • When ready to churn, remove the vanilla bean, rinsing and reserving it for another use, and then freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

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