When Jack and I got married almost 9 years ago, one of our wedding gifts was an ice cream maker. For an ice cream fanatic like myself, as you can probably guess, that gift was one of my favorites!
The first batch of ice cream I made was this recipe we’re sharing today called “The Best Vanilla Ice Cream,” and it’s been my go-to ice cream recipe ever since! As much as I love chocolate, when it comes to ice cream, I’d choose a bowl of simple, delicious vanilla ice cream pretty much any day of the week.
This is a very rich (but oh-so-good!) vanilla ice cream made with heavy cream, whole milk, sugar and egg yolks, plus a generous amount of vanilla to give it that distinctively yummy flavor. Please don’t be intimidated to make ice cream using eggs – it’s actually quite simple to do, and the rich creaminess you get from a custard-based ice cream is so worth it in the end!
This vanilla ice cream is terrific with desserts like our Bourbon Poached Peaches, Brew Moon Chocolate Pudding, Fresh Apple Torte, or our Indian Pudding. I even used this recipe as the starting point for our Chocolate Malted Ice Cream, so it really is the best vanilla ice cream recipe to have in your collection!
Note: Like most food bloggers, we always try to give credit to the original source if we’ve adapted a recipe and published it here on A Family Feast. Unfortunately, the printed version I’ve had in my recipe book for years does not include the link to the original recipe and even after searching online, I’ve been unable to find the original source.