Vanilla Ice Cream - Philadelphia-Style

vanilla ice cream

Adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

David says that this "Can be mixed together in a New York Minute". If you love vanilla flavored ice cream, you will love this recipe – it incorporates both a vanilla bean and vanilla extract.


3 cups heavy cream, or 2 cups heavy cream and 1 cup whole milk
3/4  cups sugar
pinch of salt
1 vanilla bean, split in half lengthwise
3/4  teaspoon vanilla extract


Pour 1 cup of cream into saucepan; add sugar, salt; scrape seeds from vanilla bean  and add seeds and pod to pan. 
Warm until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add remaining liquid and vanilla extract.
Chill in refrigerator. Remove the vanilla bean, rinse and freeze for another use. 
Pour mixture into an ice cream freezer and follow manufacturer’s instructions.


Yield: Makes about 1 quart

For mint chocolate chip:
Add a few sprigs of fresh mint to already warmed mixture before refrigerating. Remove mint before freezing in ice cream machine. Add about 1 cup of chocolate chips near end of freezing process.
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