Vanilla ice cream

Step by step recipe:

  1. 5 min.Vanilla ice cream : Photo of step #1
    Put the 50 cl milk in a pan, add 100 g sugar. Split vanilla pods, scrape the inside to get all the black grains, and add them to milk.

    Bring to the boil, remove from heat, cover and leave infuse for 30 minutes.
  2. 30 min.Vanilla ice cream : Photo of step #2
    Put the 6 egg-yolks in a bowl with the remaining 50 g sugar.
  3. 2 min.Vanilla ice cream : Photo of step #3
    Beat briefly, just enough to mix sugar and egg-yolks well.

    Note: Contrary to what many people think, it's not necessary to beat egg-yolks and sugar to white stage, because it produces a froth that you must later remove.
  4. 2 min.Vanilla ice cream : Photo of step #4
    Pour milk onto egg-yolks while beating.
  5. 5 min.Vanilla ice cream : Photo of step #5
    Leave to stand 5 minutes, then remove all froth on the surface.
  6. 10 min.Vanilla ice cream : Photo of step #6
    Pour back in the pan over low heat, and thicken while stirring continuously using a maryse.

    If you use a thermometer, stop when temperature reaches 85°C or 185°F.
  7. 3 min.Vanilla ice cream : Photo of step #7
    As soon as mixture thickens, remove from heat, add 20 cl cream and mix well.

    Pour the mixture throught a fine strainer (to remove any bits) into a bowl.
  8. 20 min.Vanilla ice cream : Photo of step #8
    Cool by placing bowl in cold water, stirring from time to time.

    Keep in the fridge covered with plastic film.

    Ideally, you should let stay the mixture for several hours, or a night, to let all the favours and aromas of vanilla do their job.
  9. 30 min.Vanilla ice cream : Photo of step #9
    Put in the ice cream maker 30 minutes before serving.

Remarks:

This recipe is the basis for many other ice-cream recipes like chocolate, pistachio, coffee, etc.

You can also have a look at the page dedicated to ice creams and sorbets.

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Source:

From Gaston Lenôtre.

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