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Pioneer woman's vanilla ice cream

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15 servings
Author: Amelia


  • Ice cream maker


  • 1 whole Vanilla Bean, Split and Scraped
  • 3 cups Half-and-half
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 8 Large Egg Yolks
  • 3 cups ┬áHeavy Cream


  • Put half-and-half and sugar in a saucepan and cook over low heat. Add vanilla bean extract to the mixture. Turn off heat when mixture is completely heated. (If you have used the vanilla pod, remove it).
  • Beat egg yolks with an electric mixer or with hand until it turns pale yellow. Add slowly 1 1/2 cups of hot half-and-half mixture, whisking constantly.
  • Now add egg mixture to the saucepan containing the half-and-half mixture. Cook over low-medium heat until gets thicker. Then pour it into heavy cream bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Let it cool, and then freeze in ice cream maker until thick. Place the container in the freezer for 6 to 8 hours until gets harder.
  • Serve it with chocolate, biscuits and waffles. Enjoy!