Vanilla Ice Cream
Ice Cream by Joanna Farrow & Sara Lewis
1 vanilla bean (a real one!)
1 1/4 cups milk (I used 2%)
4 egg yolks
6 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp cornstarch
1 1/4 cups heavy cream
Slit vanilla pod lengthways. Put milk and vanilla in heavy pan and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and leave for 15 minutes. Hold pod over pan and scrap the seeds out into the milk. Bring the milk back to a boil.
Whisk yolks, sugar and cornstarch until thick. Gradually pour into hot milk, whisking as you go. Stir and cook for a bit until thickens (mine never really did...I think this is more important if you do this their way, which doesn't involve an ice cream maker). Add in heavy cream (whip a bit first....I just did it a bit...again same as above).
Cool completely. Then put in ice cream maker and follow instructions. Mine took 30 minutes. Freeze then serve.