- 1 liter milk 3.5%
- 10 egg yolks
- 250 g granulated sugar
- 2 vanilla beans
- 2 pinches of salt
- 90 g heavy cream
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This is the base recipe for ice cream. You can then add any flavoring you like to make classic flavors like vanilla ice cream, chocolate ice cream, strawberry ice cream, pistachio ice cream or special flavors like cookie ice cream, mango ice cream, coffee ice cream and amaretto ice cream!
- In a pot, add the milk and half of the sugar.
- Slice the vanilla beans open with a small knife and scrape out all of the seeds. Add them to the pot along with the pods.
- Place over low heat and bring to a boil.
- In a bowl, add the egg yolks and the remaining sugar. Whisk until the sugar dissolves completely.
- Remove from heat and gradually add the milk mixture to the eggs while whisking continuously so that the mixture doesn’t split. You can transfer the milk to the bowl with a ladle if you like.
- When all of the milk has been added, transfer pot back over low heat, add the salt and cook until the temperature reaches 85* C (185* F). Check with a cooking thermometer.
- Stir with a spatula for 3-5 minutes, until it reaches the desired temperature and it starts to thicken.
- To check if the mixture is ready, you can add some to a plate and run your finger through it. If it is thick enough to leave a streak in the mixture it is ready.
- Remove from heat and add the heavy cream so that the mixture can cool quicker.
- Transfer to a 25x30 cm baking pan, passing it through a sieve so that you can remove the vanilla pods.
- Cover with plastic wrap making sure it touches the surface of the mixture directly so that a film is not formed.
- Refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Ideally it should be refrigerated for 24 hours.
- Then add it to an ice cream maker in batches. The amount added should not exceed the 2/3 mark of the machine since it will gain volume.
- Serve immediately or place in the freezer so that it can freeze more.
- Serve with your choice of fruit or favorite toppings in a cup or a cone.
Nutrition information per portion
Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.
Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.
Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.
The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.
Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.
It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.
They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.
A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily
*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.