Real Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Real Vanilla Bean Ice Cream



Maybe you've never seen a real vanilla bean.  Maybe you grew up on vanilla flavoring.  Don't be ashamed.  I did too :p  Here is your chance to splurge and get the real deal.  Pure and fresh vanilla bean is a taste you need to experience.  Go for it!

Major Key:

  1. Don't substitute vanilla bean for vanilla flavoring.  I need you to be an adult and get the real


2 cups heavy cream

2 cups half and half

3/4 cup sugar

2 vanilla beans

1 tbsp. Tastic sweet*




  1. Using the tip of a sharp knife slight the middle of the vanilla bean.  Use the blade, scrape open the vanilla bean and gather the black beans on the knife. I did a quick video on my Instagram spice page @tasticspice
  2. Combine all ingredients, stirring to dissolve sugar completely. Fill cylinder of ice cream maker no more than two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. (Refrigerate any remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Serve immediately or store in covered containers in freezer.

*Tastic Sweet is available HERE


Do me a favor?  If you decide to be great and make this recipe, take a pic and share it on Instagram and tag me (@mrfoodtastic) and use the hashtag #mrfoodtastic so I can see just how amazing you are.  I repost my favorite ones 😊

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