Vanilla Ice CreamMakes Apx 1 Quart
2 Cups Heavy Cream 2 Cups Whole Milk 6 Egg Yolks 2/3 Cups Sugar 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract Pinch of coarse salt
In a medium-sized saucepan, heat dairy, vanilla and salt over moderate heat.
Meanwhile, in a moderately-sized mixing bowl, Whisk together egg yolks and sugar.
When the dairy is just below a simmer, turn off the heat and slowly ladle some of the dairy into the yolk mixture, continuously mixing. Repeat until about half of the dairy is added. Scrape the combined dairy-yolk mixture back into the saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon.
Put the heat on medium-low and stir the ice cream base continuously in figure 8s to ensure that all of the surface area of the pan is being scraped up and not left to curdle or burn. Do this until the mixture is thick enough to coat the back of the spoon.
Cool ice cream base over an ice bath until cold. Freeze using your ice cream maker's directions.