tarte aux pommes & vanilla bean ice-cream

Did I mention I got an ice-cream maker for Christmas?  Like all kitchen tools, I think it is really for my A instead of me , since he’s the ice-cream lover but it is fun and super easy to make.  The girls love helping – making & eating!  This is our fourth recipe in as many weeks…  somehow maple walnut, mint oreo, and starbucks coffee have vanished before I could dish about them.  Lets see how many weeks we can go without repeating a recipe…perhaps this will be a new tradition in 2011.
Vanilla Bean Ice-cream
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 2 large eggs

Combine cream, milk, sugar, and salt in a heavy saucepan. Scrape seeds from vanilla beans with tip of a knife into cream mixture, then drop in pods. Heat cream mixture just to a boil.

Whisk eggs in a large bowl, then add hot cream mixture in a slow stream, whisking. Pour mixture into saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened and registers 170°F on thermometer (do not let boil).

Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean metal bowl, then cool, stirring occasionally. Chill, covered, until cold.

Freeze custard in an ice cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer.

* the scrumptious tarte aux pommes is from Julia Child’s Mastering the art of French Cooking.

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