Favorite Vanilla Ice Cream

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    1 quart

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

By Shauna Sever

Published 2012

  • About

When it comes to desserts, what’s more classic than a scoop of vanilla ice cream? the unexpected addition of sour cream makes this recipe truly crave-worthy.


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 6 large egg yolks


  • In a blender, combine milk, cream, egg yolks, sugar, and salt. Blend until smooth and slightly aerated, about 1 minute. Transfer to a medium saucepan over medium heat and add vanilla bean. Cook, stirring often and scraping the bottom of the pan, until mixture has thickened and coats the back of a spoon; if you run your finger through the coating on the spoon, a trac