The vanilla ice cream is out of this world. I had a bowl last night topped with cinnamon and it was amazing.
Vanilla ice cream adapted from Cuisinart
1 3/4 cups half and half
1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream
5 large egg yolks
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 TBS vanilla extract
Combine the half and half and whipping cream and vanilla extract in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn heat to low and simmer for a few minutes.
Combine egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and mix with a hand mixer until well combined.
Add 1/2 cup of the hot cream mixture to the egg/sugar mix with the mixer running. Add an additional 1/2 cup of cream to the egg mixture and mix.
Pour egg mixture into the cream and stir. Cook over low/medium heat until the mixture is thick enough to cover the back of a spoon. Transfer to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Be sure to place the plastic wrap directly on top of the mix. Chill for several hours or overnight. Add the mixture to ice cream maker and let the machine to the magic. Store in a plastic bowl in the freezer.