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.

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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 =)

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Lydia July 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm

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

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girlichef July 20, 2010 at 2:19 pm

Two…not wo. HA! 😉

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Torviewtoronto July 20, 2010 at 2:52 pm

Looks delicious

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Outlaw Farmer July 20, 2010 at 3:40 pm

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

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Lydia July 20, 2010 at 7:51 pm

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

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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!

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Lydia July 20, 2010 at 7:52 pm

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

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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:)

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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

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Lydia July 23, 2010 at 10:32 am

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

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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.

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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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