Helado de Vainilla

Vanilla Ice Cream

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1 Litre

    • Difficulty


Appears in

By Frank Camorra and Richard Cornish

Published 2007

  • About

This is a good stock-standard recipe for vanilla ice cream. You can replace the vanilla bean with the zest of a lemon and an orange and a few cinnamon sticks to make helado merengada.


  • 875 ml (30 fl oz/ cups) pouring (whipping) cream
  • 1


Pour the cream into a heavy-based saucepan. With a sharp knife cut open the vanilla bean lengthways and scrape the seeds into the cream, then add the bean.

Over medium heat infuse the vanilla into the cream by heating until just before it comes to the boil. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 10–15 minutes. Remove the vanilla bean.

In a bowl gently whisk