Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month? Yesterday was even National Ice Cream day, but it’s never too late to celebrate! We love putting together specialty ice cream sundae bars for events, but there’s definitely no wrong way to enjoy ice cream. With all the kids home from school for the summer, we thought we should share our top ten favorite ice cream-based treats. Don’t forget to read until the end for our basic vanilla ice cream recipe, too. It’s easy to make, and the perfect canvas for letting your imagination run wild.
- 1 1/4 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 5 large egg yolks
- 3/4 cups vanilla sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- Pinch of salt
- In a large saucepan over medium-low heat whisk together the milk, cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla bean paste. Add a pinch of salt. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Pour mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl and cover surface directly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or up to 12 hours.
- Once chilled, freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions (each machine is different!). Scoop the ice cream into a freezer-safe container, cover, and allow to sit in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours before serving. Enjoy!