Thursday, February 5, 2009

Simple Vanilla Ice Cream

I made this ice cream for Christmas. It says "simple", but I swear I will never do it again! ha! It really isn't hard, but you have to stir that stuff for a good 45 minutes or longer. My arm was sore the next day from stirring so much. I finally had to sit on the counter top just to rest. Gotta love mom's little side notes.

1c. sugar
1/4 c. all-purpose flour ( you need all-purpose cause it doesn't have salt or baking powder in it)3/4 tsp. salt
3 c. milk
3 eggs
1-1/2 c. heavy or whipping cream
1-1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract

1. In heavy 3 quart saucepan with wire whisk, combine sugar, flour and salt. Beat in milk and eggs until well blended. Cook over medium low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and coats spoon. (Do not boil or mixture will curdle.) Cover surface with plastic wrap; cool completely, about 3 hours. Pour into ice cream maker and process.

In case you didn't know: The spoon is coated when you can run your finger over the back of the spoon and it leaves a clean line (the mixture doesn't run back together). And cover surface means to put the plastic directly on the surface of the mixture so a film doesn't form.


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