I have been using this recipe for homemade vanilla ice cream for about 20 years, and it really is fantastic. In fact, I have never had any other vanilla ice cream that I thought was better—and that includes homemade and store bought varieties.
I do have a disclaimer though: This ice cream does have some uncooked eggs in it, so if that bothers you, you’ll want to find a different recipe. If not, you’re in for a treat. I promise you won’t be disappointed. It’s delicious!
Recipe Courtesy of Lori Campbell/Adapted by Winner Dinners
Serves about 12
5 eggs, well beaten
3 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons vanilla
3 pints half and half
1-1/2 pints whipping cream
ice and rock salt (just a reminder so you don’t forget to buy them)
Beat the eggs, sugar and salt together. Blend in the vanilla, half and half, and whipping cream. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. For soft-serve ice cream, serve immediately. For harder ice cream, place it in your freezer overnight.