Vanilla Bean Icecream

Had this strange urge to make vanilla icecream yesterday. Hahaha yes urge to make it, not eat it. So anyway. Here it is.

I altered the recipe slightly. Just the amount of sugar actually.

Vanilla Bean Icecream
Recipe from Martha Stewart

2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise and scraped
2 cups milk, chilled
6 large egg yolks
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (I didnt add this)

(I used only 1/4 cup of sugar i think. And i used my vanilla sugar. Double whammy! Haha!)

  1. Split the vanilla bean lengthwise and boil them in a saucepan with your milk. Turn off the fire and remove the vanilla beans.
  2. Scrape the seeds into the hot milk.
  3. In a separate bowl (i used a measuring cup which is easier to pour later on), whisk the egg yolks and sugar together. Then whisk in the heavy cream.
  4. Start heating the milk again on low. Constantly whisking, pour in the egg yolk mixture in a steady stream.
  5. It should start to thicken. Don’t overcook it if not it’ll start to curdle. Heat until it’s thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Chill the mixture in a bowl.
  6. When totally chilled, churn in your icecream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

If you don’t have an icecream maker, freeze in a cold metal container and mix every hour for about 4 to 5 times or until you get your desired icecream consistency. Freeze to firm up in a container afterwards 🙂

Churning 😀

Starting to get really thick and creamy already.

I’m using a icecream maker bowl on my Kitchenaid btw.

You should get a thick, smooth and soft consistency. Put in a container and put in the freezer to firm up.

Scoop and enjoy!

Hope you guys like this post. I have another one on fruit sorbets coming up 😉 Can’t wait till chinese new year so i can take a break. SAVE ME FROM SCHOOL!

39 thoughts on “Vanilla Bean Icecream

    • thanks lorraine!
      yeah the vanilla speckles make everything look so pretty.
      omg the electronic cuisinart one?!
      I TOTALLY DIG THAT ONE. saves so much time.
      if only i have the money 😛

    • hi ju! ahh. i think it’ll be as good making by hand.
      but its quite affordable you know!
      the kenwood icecream maker i got at holland v, pantry magic @ $105!
      you may want to consider 🙂
      and thanks for the compliments dear!

  1. all hail the vanilla bean! what a marvelous batch of ice cream this is–store-bought simply can’t hold a candle to the good ol’ homemade stuff.

    • hehe yes you must!
      icecream possibilities are endless.
      can’t wait till you post something icecream up!
      or you could just do the manual way haha.

  2. oh this icecream looks grogeous unfortunately i only know how to make icecream without an icecream maker (beating condensed milk with heavy cream and adding powder flavour) so im not sure if it’ll work out with this recipe?? :s

    • hey betty! you can still use this recipe!
      just that you’ve to mix it at regular intervals for quite a few times.
      but it’ll still turn out awesome!

  3. I’m so inspired with your homemade ice-cream. Still never have the courage to give it a try. The process sounds so simple and the ice-cream looks so creamy. You really make me have the urge too to make some ice-cream now. 😉

  4. Looks Gorgeous!!! am dying to make Lavender and Honey icecream. but i dont have an ice cream machine as yet..

    BUUUUUTTT i just discovered that you can but an attachment for my beloved Nigella (Kitchenaid Mixer)


    • honey and lavender? mmm interesting flavour.
      havent tried that before!
      haha nigella! thats cute 🙂 my KA is a year old but doesnt have a name.
      i should give it one soon eh!
      heh yes the attachment is pretty awesome 😉

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  6. Hi, may I know where did you get your KitchenAid ice cream bowl? Have been looking everywhere, but can’t seem to find it in Singapore! ):


    • hey selene,
      i actually got it from my boyfriend on my birthday.
      hmmm. i’m pretty sure he got it from mayer though.
      try shermay’s too!

      • Hi! thanks for your reply! Tried mayer, but they didn’t have it! ):

        Will try shermay!

        Thanks! 🙂

      • you might wanna call them up first.
        they don’t have stock all the time.
        good luck! 🙂

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