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homemade vanilla bean ice cream in a glass serving dish - J Dub By Design™

J Dub’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

5 from 4 reviews



6 Quart

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 2 3/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 5 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 3 tablespoons high quality vanilla
  • 1 large vanilla bean pod, insides scraped
  • rock salt
  • 2 bags of ice

4 Quart

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 2 tablespoons high quality vanilla
  • 1/2 large vanilla bean pod, insides scraped
  • rock salt
  • 2 bags of ice


  1. Measure out all of your ingredients.
  2. Pour milk into heavy dutch oven.
  3. Turn heat on low and scald milk. (heat until there are bubbles around the edge of the dutch oven).
  4. Add sugar and salt and whisk until combined.
  5. Stir in half and half, whipping cream, vanilla, and vanilla pod contents.
  6. Throw the vanilla pod into the mixture as well (don’t worry, you will remove it before freezing)
  7. Pour the contents into a container with a lid and chill at least 30 minutes, preferably overnight.
  8. Once chilled, pour the mixture into the ice cream canister. You will see the vanilla pod floating towards the bottom. You can remove it now.
  9. Place the dasher inside the canister and cover with lid.
  10. Meanwhile, fill the wooden bucket 1/2 full with water.
  11. Allow to sit 60 minutes to soak up water. Discard water after use.
  12. Place the canister inside the bucket.
  13. Layer the rock salt and ice to the top of the canister.
  14. Gently lay a towel over the top of the ice cream maker.
  15. Plug in and allow the ice cream make to do its thing.
  16. When ice cream maker starts to struggle, the ice cream is ready.
  17. Check to make sure the ice cream is firm.
  18. Place more salt and ice on top of canister and allow to sit chilling until ready to serve.


  • Please use a high quality vanilla, not imitation, or the best results.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: desserts
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: vanilla bean ice cream, desserts