Making ice cream requires little more than whisking dairy and sugar together with your desired flavorings, like vanilla or mint, then loading it into that ice cream maker that’s been sitting around since your wedding all those years ago.
Eric Berley, one-half of the duo behind Philadelphia’s Franklin Fountain, suggests keeping it classic at home with vanilla bean.
“Real vanilla ice cream is the gentleman’s choice in a sea of flavors,” he says. “She’s rocksolid and never disappoints.”
Here’s how to whip it up yourself with an ice cream maker.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 4-plus hours
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Makes 8-12 servings
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 3 cups heavy cream
- 3 cups light cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 vanilla bean
How to make it