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  • Prep
    20 min
  • Total
    28 min (+ overnight freezing)
  • Serving

Vanilla Ice Cream


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) Dairyland milk
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Dairyland 33-36% whipping cream
  • 5 ml (1 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 250 ml (1 cup) fresh strawberries, mashed (optional)


  1. In a bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar with a hand-held mixer for 1 minute.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the milk and 3/4 of the cream just to the boiling point.
  3. Pour the hot liquid into the egg-sugar mixture in a thin stream, whisking constantly to avoid cooking the eggs.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a heavy-bottomed saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon until the mixture coats the back of the spoon.
  5. Pour immediately into a clean bowl and whisk in the rest of the cream.
  6. Pour the mixture into a 20 cm (8 in) square pan and place in the freezer. Stir the mixture every 20 minutes with a fork or a whisk, making sure to scrape the bottom and sides well to prevent crystals from forming. Use a timer if necessary.
  7. For strawberry ice cream, this is the time add 250 ml (1 cup) of fresh strawberries, mashed with a fork.
  8. When the ice cream is firm but not too hard, transfer it to a plastic container with a good lid, seal well and store in the freezer overnight.

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