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How to Make Ice Cream

Learning How To Make Sweet Cream Ice Cream will wow all of your friends when you hand them a cone. This recipe is easy to customize, only requires 4 ingredients, and the machine does most of the work!
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Author: Michelle Ferrand
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: party food, summer
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chill/Freeze: 10 hours 30 minutes
Makes: 8 sevings


  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • pinch salt
  • cup sugar


  • Beat egg yolks thoroughly in a large bowl.
  • Heat remaining ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring often until sugar has dissolved and it's l warm (115 degrees F), about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Whisking constantly, slowly add 1 ½ cups of the cream mixture to the egg yolks.
  • Transfer the cream and egg mixture back into the saucepan.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly and making sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the pan until the custard has thickened and has reached 170 degrees, about 6 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Pour the custard through the fine-mesh strainer into a large bowl. Discard any solids remaining in the strainer.
  • Place the bowl of custard onto an ice bath. Stir the custard constantly until cool, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and chill for at least 4 hours and up to 3 days.
  • Once chilled thoroughly, churn the custard base in your ice cream maker following the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Transfer to an ice cream tub and freeze until firm, about 6 hours.
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  • Notes: Using the Cuisinart ICE 30-BC Pure Indulgence 2-quart machine, I freeze the base for at least 24 hours before churring and churn it for 20 minutes.

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Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 154mg | Sodium: 39mg | Potassium: 92mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1016IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg