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Vanilla Ice Cream Base

This recipe is great because it is a delicious vanilla ice cream or you can add any flavors you would like. For ideas see the extra information at the bottom. Makes 6 cups.

Ingredients:

2 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
7 egg yolks

Directions:

1. Combine milk, cream, and half of the sugar, the corn syrup, salt, and vanilla in a saucepan. Over medium heat bring the milk mixture to a boil and then turn down to a low simmer.
2. Blend the egg yolks with the other half of the sugar and slowly pour in the milk, one third of the mixture at a time.
3. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until the mixture is thickened, about 5 minutes.
4. Strain the mixture into a bowl and place in the refrigerator until cold, a few hours at least.
5. Put the mixture into an ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer's instructions.
6. For a firm texture, pack the ice cream into containers and leave in the freezer overnight.

Other flavors that can be added include:
Cinnamon: Add 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon instead of vanilla.
Chocolate: Add 6 ounces melted chocolate before placing the mixture in the refrigerator.
Coffee: Add 1/4 cup ground coffee to the milk mixture. Make sure to strain.

Author: Rachael Daylong

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