Looking for some different versions of vanilla ice cream? The following are three completely different recipes to use with your ice cream machine.
Recipe #1 - FRENCH VANILLA BEAN
This is an extremely rich custard ice cream in the best French tradition and flavored with real vanilla beans.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk three eggs, add 1 can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 pint whipping cream, 1 pint Half and Half, and 1/8 tsp salt. Mix thoroughly and transfer to large saucepan.
Take one long vanilla bean, split lengthwise and chop into 1/4" lengths, then add them to the saucepan. Heat the mix while stirring constantly to a low simmer and continue to simmer for about 15 minutes. Strain into a large bowl, straining out the larger pieces of vanilla bean. Allow to cool and age in the refrigerator for about four hours and then freeze in an ice cream freezer according to the manufacturer's directions.
Recipe #2 - OLD TIME VANILLA
In a large mixing bowl whisk two eggs*, add 1 can of sweetened condensed milk and whisk together until thoroughly mixed. Then add 1/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup brown sugar and again mix thoroughly. Don't pack the brown sugar into the measuring cup, let it stay loose just as it comes out of the box. Then add 1 pint of heavy whipping
cream, 1 pint of half and half, 1/4 tsp salt and 2 1/2 tablespoons of real vanilla extract.
For the very best results (who wants anything less?), let the mix chill in the refrigerator for about four hours which allows the mix to "age"
before freezing according to the directions with your ice cream freezer..
*If you are concerned about the possibility of Salmonella from uncooked eggs, substitute an equivalent amount of Egg Beaters.
Recipe #3 - HONEY VANILLA
A big hit at the Highland Games in Kansas City it's a honey/oatmeal flavor.
Prepare a 2 qt batch of the Old Time Vanilla mix and then add 1 cup of honey. Mix thoroughly and set in the refrigerator to age the mix. While the mix is aging, take 1/2 cup oatmeal and boil for about fifteen minutes in 1 1/2 cups of water. Strain the water through a fine strainer and save the water. The cooked oatmeal can be eaten or
discarded. Add the water to the ice cream mix and let it chill in the refrigerator for three hours. Freeze in an ice cream freezer according to the manufacturer's directions.