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French Vanilla Base For Ice Cream

Courses: Dessert
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

3 cups 711mlWhipping cream
1 cup 237mlMilk
3/4 cup 148g / 5.2ozSugar
2   Vanilla beans - split lengthwise
  OR 2 tbsp vanilla extract
4   Egg yolk (large)

Recipe Instructions

In a heavy-bottomed 2 quart saucepan, heat cream, milk, sugar and vanilla bean. (If you are using vanilla extract, do not add it until later.) Stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved and the mixture is hot but not boiling.

Whisk egg yolks together in a bowl. Continue whisking and very slowly pour in approximately 1 cup of the cream mixture. When smooth, pour back into the pan.

Whisk constantly over low heat until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon (about 5 minutes).

Take care that the mixture doesn't boil, or it will curdle. Draw your finger across the back of the coated spoon. If the line you make remains, the custard is done. Remove vanilla beans; or if you're using vanilla extract, add it now.

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