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Rich Vanilla Ice Cream

Rich Vanilla Ice Cream

What could be better than homemade vanilla ice cream on a hot day?

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr 20 min
Total Time
12 (1/2-cup)


3/4 cup sugar

1 pint (2 cups) Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1/4 teaspoon salt

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1 pint (2 cups) Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 tablespoon vanilla

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine sugar, half & half and salt in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 3-4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved.

  2. STEP 2

    Beat eggs in bowl until light and lemon-colored. Gradually stir small amount of hot half & half mixture into beaten eggs with whisk. Slowly pour egg mixture into remaining half & half mixture in saucepan, whisking constantly.

  3. STEP 3

    Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring constantly, 7-10 minutes or until half & half mixture reaches 160°F and is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon. (Do not boil.) Pour into clean bowl. Cover; refrigerate 1-2 hours or until chilled.

  4. STEP 4

    Stir whipping cream and vanilla into chilled half & half mixture with whisk. Freeze in ice cream maker, according to manufacturer’s instructions, until desired consistency. Serve immediately or store frozen in freezer container with tight-fitting lid.

Nutrition (1 serving)

200 Calories
14 Fat (g)
115 Cholesterol (mg)
95 Sodium (mg)
15 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
4 Protein (g)
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