Vanilla Frozen Custard

Vanilla Bean Frozen Custard

A homemade vanilla bean frozen custard recipe to be used in any at home ice cream maker. 


  • 1 Cup Milk Whole Milk is Best
  • 2/3 Cup Sugar (Brown or White Granulated Sugar)
  • 1 Vanilla Bean
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 3 Eggs I've added up to 5 eggs to this recipe for creamier results.


  1. Simmer milk in saucepan, slowly adding in sugar. Simmer together.

  2. Slice Vanilla bean and scoop out the inside. Add to simmering milk and sugar mixture. You can also throw in the entire vanilla bean and remove it during the straining process.

  3. Crack eggs and separate yolks. Place egg yolks in a medium sized bowl and whisk them for a bit. 

  4. Temper the eggs by adding a spoonful at a time of the heated milk and sugar mixture to the whisked eggs.  Continue to add spoonfuls until the eggs are heated. 

  5. Pour tempered eggs into your saucepan and whisk on low heat. Continue until mixture thickens. Watch carefully because the eggs may start to scramble.

  6. Remove from heat. Strain mixture into large bowl with lid. (Straining removes any scrambled eggs and the Vanilla Bean).

  7. Add heavy cream and Vanilla extract

  8. Refrigerate until chilled

  9. Follow your ice cream maker instructions from here!