Vanilla Frozen Custard Ice Cream

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Quick Facts

Prep Time: 1 hr. 5 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 1 hr. 20 min.
This basic vanilla ice cream can be served on its own, or treated as a foundation to build upon for countless other flavors.


  • Custard Base6 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 to 3 Tbs honey
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • Ice Cream2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 Tbs vanilla
  • crushed ice
  • rock salt


  • Custard Base Beat eggs, sugar, honey and salt in medium heavy saucepan until blended; stir in milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon with a thin film and temperature reaches 160°F, about 15 minutes. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat immediately.
  • Cool quickly: Set pan in larger pan of ice water; stir occasionally and gently for a few minutes to hasten cooling. Press piece of plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour.
  • Ice Cream Pour chilled custard, whipping cream and vanilla into 1-gallon ice cream freezer can. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions, using 6 parts crushed ice to 1 part rock salt. Transfer to freezer containers, allowing head space for expansion; freeze until firm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 257
  Calories from Fat 161 (63%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(50%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(55%)Cholesterol 164mg
(5%)Sodium 116mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(0%)Dietary Fiber 0g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(10%)Protein 5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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