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Scoops of vanilla ice cream in a blue bowl with colorful sprinkles on top

French Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Recipe By: Louise
The rich custard base mixed with vanilla bean paste gives this ice cream a great texture and flavor!
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill & Freezing Time 9 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs 17 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 335 kcal



  • Remove 2 Tablespoons of the ⅔ cup sugar and mix with 1 tsp xanthan gum. Set aside for later. Add the 4 egg yolks, milk, and remaining ⅔ cup sugar to the blender. Select the Mixer function. This will bring the temperature of the eggs to 160°F/71°C which is high enough to kill any salmonella, but not high enough to cook the eggs.
  • When the mixer function has completed it's cycle, add in the heavy cream, the vanilla extract and the vanilla paste. Add the sugar/xanthan gum to the blender along with the vodka if using. Select the ice cream function.
  • Pour the mixture into a large measuring cup or container and chill for about an hour. Pour into shallow containers and freeze for 6-8 hours.
  • Serve & Enjoy!


Serving: 0.5cupCalories: 335kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 4gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 177mgSodium: 51mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 1047IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 84mgIron: 1mg
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