Old-Time Custard Ice Cream Recipe -I think my most memorable summertime dessert for get-togethers has always been homemade ice cream. This recipe is so rich and creamy and the perfect indulgence on a hot summer afternoon. —Martha Self, Montgomery, Texas

Old-Time Custard Ice Cream

Old-Time Custard Ice Cream Recipe -I think my most memorable summertime dessert for get-togethers has always been homemade ice cream. This recipe is so rich and creamy and the perfect indulgence on a hot summer afternoon. —Martha Self, Montgomery, Texas

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, French-Style:  There are primarily two methods in making ice cream.  One is called Philadelphia-style and only requires mixing together your cream and sugar with another flavoring, then dumping into the ice cream maker.  The other (my favorite) is called French-style and includes cooking up a custard base to give the ice cream a richer taste and creamier texture.  Today, I’m sharing with you the French-style method.

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream, French-Style: There are primarily two methods in making ice cream. One is called Philadelphia-style and only requires mixing together your cream and sugar with another flavoring, then dumping into the ice cream maker. The other (my favorite) is called French-style and includes cooking up a custard base to give the ice cream a richer taste and creamier texture. Today, I’m sharing with you the French-style method.

This silky, luscious and very classic custard can be used as the base for any ice cream flavor you can dream up. These particular proportions of milk and cream to egg yolk will give you a thick but not sticky ice cream that feels decadent but not heavy. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)

This silky, luscious and very classic custard can be used as the base for any ice cream flavor you can dream up. These particular proportions of milk and cream to egg yolk will give you a thick but not sticky ice cream that feels decadent but not heavy. (Photo: Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times)

I’m not a huge ice cream lover, but I am telling you right now, this is the best recipe for the creamiest, tastiest and amazing chocolate…

The Smoothest and Best Ever Dark Chocolate Custard Ice Cream

I’m not a huge ice cream lover, but I am telling you right now, this is the best recipe for the creamiest, tastiest and amazing chocolate…

Homemade frozen custard.    At the end of the recipe I whipped the custard in my KitchenAid mixer for 10min instead of an ice cream maker!

Homemade frozen custard. At the end of the recipe I whipped the custard in my KitchenAid mixer for 10min instead of an ice cream maker!

The Master Ice Cream Recipe (and instructions on flavorings) - NYTimes.com. It's going to take a lot to make me switch from Alton Brown's basic vanilla ice cream recipe (which does NOT call for eggs), but I'll give it a try...

The Master Ice Cream Recipe

The Master Ice Cream Recipe (and instructions on flavorings) - NYTimes.com. It's going to take a lot to make me switch from Alton Brown's basic vanilla ice cream recipe (which does NOT call for eggs), but I'll give it a try...

Homemade Old Fashioned Vanilla Custard Ice Cream - made with a combination of whole milk, heavy cream, half and half, eggs and vanilla.

Old Fashioned Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

Homemade Old Fashioned Vanilla Custard Ice Cream - made with a combination of whole milk, heavy cream, half and half, eggs and vanilla.

Lemon Curd Custard Ice Cream 3 large eggs yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch Salt 1 cup half and half (I used whole milk) 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup lemon curd (store bought or homemade, see below) Click image for recipe

Lemon Curd Custard Ice Cream

Lemon Curd Custard Ice Cream 3 large eggs yolks 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Pinch Salt 1 cup half and half (I used whole milk) 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup lemon curd (store bought or homemade, see below) Click image for recipe

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