Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Brown Sugar Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 1 1/12 qts.
Author Leigh Anne Wilkes


  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise, seeds scraped out and reserved
  • 1 cup brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 egg yolks


  • In a heavy pan combine milk, vanilla bean, vanilla bean seeds, brown sugar, corn syrup and salt.
  • Bring to a simmer, do not allow to boil.
  • Place egg yolks in a bowl and beat.
  • Add in 1/2 cup of hot milk mixture and stir to combine.
  • Add egg mixture back into pan of milk and stir and cook until mixture coats the back of a spoon.
  • Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.
  • Remove vanilla bean.
  • Add in half and half and whipping cream and refrigerate until cold. Cover with plastic wrap.
  • After chilled pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturers directions.
  • Refrigerate until firm.