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Easy Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is delicious and surprisingly easy. With just 20 minutes of prep, create frosty treats ready for cones, floats, and more -- or use our ideas for your favorite store-bought flavor!

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  • Servings: 12
  • Yield: Makes 1 1/2 quarts
Easy Ice Cream

Source: Everyday Food, June 2009


  • 8 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • Choice of flavoring
  • 2 cups heavy cream


  1. In a medium saucepan, off heat, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and salt until blended. Gradually whisk in milk.

  2. Cook over medium, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until custard thickens slightly and evenly coats back of spoon (it should hold a line drawn by your finger), 10 to 12 minutes.

  3. Pour custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a bowl set over ice. Stir in cream. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until chilled. Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to a resealable plastic container and freeze until firm, about 2 hours (or up to 3 months).


Pick your flavor: Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla
Ginger, Coffee, or Orange.


Reviews (6)

  • ShelbySue 22 Jul, 2009

    which ice cream machine do you recommend?

  • QueenIput 24 Jun, 2009

    My grandmother used to take the frozen ice cream and beat it until it was soft again, doubling in size, then re-freeze. Lighter, fluffier, creamier and delicious.

  • luvsit 23 Jun, 2009

    What adjustments would I make (if any) to the maximum heat of the custard at 7000 feet altitude? Thanks!

  • Sizzleworks 23 Jun, 2009

    Unfortunately, you overheated your custard mixture. The maximum temperature for custard is 160 degrees F. Just when it begins to thicken, you are THERE! Take it off the heat immediately.

    Chef Carol, Sizzleworks Cooking School

  • Kelli_Robinson 23 Jun, 2009

    What did I do wrong- mine turned into curdled scrambled eggs?!

  • deathsdanish 22 Jun, 2009

    Hi! Where can I find the red and white striped ice cream cups that Martha served this ice cream in on the Today show segment? Thanks!

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