Many people believe vanilla ice cream is a simple flavor to create, but it is actually the most difficult. Vanilla is straightforward and pure. There are no big chunks of chocolate, chopped nuts, or fruit purées to alter the flavor. Vanilla ice cream is ice cream unplugged. The only flavoring is the vanilla, so it is crucial to use the best beans or extract, such as
In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks,
Cool over an ice bath until room temperature. Stir in the vanilla extract. Refrigerate for 4 hours. Churn in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Freeze until scoopable, about 4 hours, depending on your freezer.
In a large pitcher, stir together the tangerine juice, salt, lemon juice, sugar, and seltzer water. Taste for sweetness and add more sugar if desired.
The sodas should be prepared right before serving.
Divide the soda among 6 tall glasses. Put 2 or 3 scoops of ice cream in each glass. Serve immediately, with straws and long spoons.
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