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Making Ice Cream
Here are the instructions for making ice cream.Continue to 2 of 10 below.
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Step One - Heat the Half and HalfThe first step in making two quarts of Vanilla Custard Ice Cream is heating 2-1/2 cups of half-and-half. Only heat until there are bubbles around the edge of the pan. Remove from heat and set aside.Continue to 3 of 10 below.
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Step Two - Mixing Egg Yolks and SugarWith a hand mixer or in a stand mixer on medium to low speed, beat 8 egg yolks and 1 cup granulated sugar. Mix until thickened. This will take less than a minute.Continue to 4 of 10 below.
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Step Three - Adding Half and HalfGradually add warmed half and half cream to yolk mixture.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Step Four - Mxing Half and Half and Yolk MixtureMix half and half with yolk mixture until completely combined.Continue to 6 of 10 below.
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Step Five - Heating Combined MixturesPour mixture back into the saucepan. Heat combined mixture only until bubbles form around edge of pot and liquid is steamy. Stir constantly.Continue to 7 of 10 below.
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Step Six - Combine Warm Mixture with Cold Cream MixtureIn a large resealable container, combine 2-1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream with 4 teaspoons vanilla and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Mix well. Gently pour* warm half and half mixture into heavy cream mixture. Combine completely. Place lid on container and refrigerate overnight.*If you've noticed some lumps in your half and half mixture, use a sieve to pour the mixture through into the container.Continue to 8 of 10 below.
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Step Seven - Follow Your Ice Cream Maker InstructionsFor this recipe, I used my KitchenAid Ice Cream Maker which calls for the machine to be running before I add the refrigerated mixture. Be sure to follow your own particular ice cream maker's instructions.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Step Eight - Is It Done Yet?While the ice cream is processing, I put my ice cream storage container in the freezer to pre-chill it. Once the ice cream is made, remove it from the machine. Place in chilled container and store in the freezer at least 2 hours before serving.Continue to 10 of 10 below.
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Step Nine - The Finished Product
Of course, you could eat your ice cream plain. My favorite way to eat vanilla ice cream is with chocolate syrup, salted peanuts and topped with whipped cream.
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