Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream………

by lydia on July 20, 2010

Oh yeah baby!! Yesterday, I went to make some vanilla ice cream for the boys as a treat, and realized the only form of sugar I had was brown sugar. Instantly I knew this ice cream was going to be special, and indeed it was! I prefer to make ice cream solely out of heavy cream, and thankfully a local produce market carries half gallons for $5. Each quart of ice cream I make takes about 3 cups of cream so this is a pretty affordable way to make healthy homemade ice cream!

Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

3 cups heavy cream

1/2 cup organic brown sugar, or muscavado

4 pastured egg yolks

1-2 Tablespoons raw honey (optional)

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

vanilla bean, cut into thirds

In a blender, place the sugar and egg yolks. Process until smooth. Add in the vanilla extract and slice one third of a vanilla bean open and scrape into the blender. With the blender running, slowly pour in the cream. Blend thoroughly about 2 minutes. Then pour into your ice cream maker and proceed with instructions of the manufacturer.

This ice cream was so smooth and creamy and just sweet enough. I can imagine it will pair well with the Peach and Blueberry Crisp I am making later in the week!! Not to mention all that good fat and vitamin A from the cream.

Just to note, if you haven’t picked up a copy of ‘Divine Living’ for July – it’s not too late! It’s never too late! There are tons of versatile real food recipes good for any time of year!! Pick up your copy today!!

I am contributing this post as a part of ‘Two For Tuesdays‘ a blog carnival.



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girlichef July 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm

HOLY COW! I bet this is totally divine! I love the depth of flavor brown sugar adds, but never thought of using it in icecream…next time- totally! And I totally wish I could find cream that cheap…lucky! Thanks so much for sharing with wo for Tuesdays =)


Lydia July 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm

@ girlichef – It’s pretty awesome alright!! Hope you enjoy it!! Peace!!


girlichef July 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Two…not wo. HA! 😉


Torviewtoronto July 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Looks delicious


Outlaw Farmer July 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I’m tryin this one with goat milk! Thanks a bunch for the post.


Lydia July 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm

@ Outlaw Farmer – Sure thing!! By the way ~ Love your blog!! 😉


Bethany July 20, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Using brown sugar in ice cream – brilliant! I totally want to try this. I’m sure it gave it a really lovely richer flavor. Thanks for adding this to our Two for Tuesday blog hop!


Lydia July 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm

@ Bethany – It was very rich and amazingly creamy!! Delish ~ thanks for stopping by!! :)


Kim July 20, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Wow- I love both the fragrance and taste of brown sugar and I’m definitely going to try this one! I bet it was heavenly:)


alex@amoderatelife July 23, 2010 at 1:29 am

Another great recipe to try with my raw milk! Yah! Thanks so much for sharing it with us on the two for tuesday recipe blog hop! I grabbed your RSS feed! Take care! Alex@amoderatelife


Lydia July 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

You’re welcome Alex!! Thanks for hosting Two for Tuesdays!! Peace to ya!!


Butterpoweredbike July 23, 2010 at 11:21 pm

I’m laughing because I did the exact same thing earlier in the summer when making vanilla pudding. The only sugar I had in the house was brown sugar, and it turned out to be the best pudding I’ve ever had. Thank you for linking up at Two for Tuesdays.


josh December 3, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I’m going to try the brown sugar it sounds great. We usually use maple syrup in our ice cream.


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