I have owned my ice cream maker for several years but I never use it regularly. Over the past year I tried to make a batch of ice cream every few months to experiment with different flavors and expose my toddler to something new. We have tried toasted marshmallow, coffee, and vanilla. I discovered some great recipes on David Leibovitz blog and I knew I found something great. My philosophy is, if I’m going to go through the trouble of making something from scratch, I want to find the best recipe possible. I have to say, the vanilla ice cream is custard based, which adds an additional step to most other recipes, but it’s worth the extra time once you taste it.
When I first reviewed the recipe it seemed daunting, but if you break it down into three phases, infusing the milk, making the custard/ice cream base and then turning the ice cream, it will be more manageable. Add this one to your recipe bucket list because it is the best vanilla ice cream I have ever had and I’m so happy my toddler was part of the process and tasted something so great.
Recipe Source: David Lebovitz: Vanilla Ice Cream