While this isn’t really baking, I usually think of baking as something sweet, and Ice Cream is sweet. AND this is my blog. So I make the rules. So now making ice cream is the same thing as baking.
I bought some vanilla beans a local cooking store. They were a little dry, so I soaked them in the cream and sugar to soften the bean.
Then I was able to easily scrape out the beans from inside and put in the cream and sugar mixture.
Major Blogging Faux Pas. I forgot to take a picture of the final product.
I think that is because Tom’s Dad ate all of the ice cream . It was that good!
How to make Vanilla Bean Ice Cream ? Have you ever tried making ice cream at home ? As Daisy’s kitchen, we give you the vanilla bean ice cream recipe we made at home.
- 2 cups heavy cream, divided
- 1 cup whole milk
- ¾ cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 1 vanilla bean
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine 1 cup of the cream with the sugar and salt in a medium saucepan. Turn the heat on low.
Add the vanilla bean and let soak as the cream warms. After about 5 minutes, take the vanilla bean out of the cream mixture and scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the pan and drop in the vanilla pod.
Turn the heat up to medium-high and stir occasionally, until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the remaining 1 cup of cream, the milk and the vanilla.
Cover and refrigerate until the mixture is well chilled, at least an hour or overnight.
Remove the vanilla bean before churning.
Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.