Tuesdays with Dorie: Vanilla Ice Cream

July 28, 2009 at 1:32 am | Posted in groups, ice creams & frozen, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 40 Comments

vanilla bean ice cream

Do I really need to say anything at all about vanilla ice cream?  It is good…so good…not to mention good with everything (sweet, that is).  It is fantastic if you make it yourself.  And it is amazing if you make it yourself and use real beans in your custard.  I dare you not to lick every last bit off your machine’s dasher!

vanilla bean ice cream

For the recipe, see Baking: From My Home to Yours by Dorie Greenspan (Dorie also has it here on her website).  Lynne of Cafe LynnyLu chose it for TWD this week, so she’ll have the recipe, too.  Don’t forget to scan the TWD Blogroll!

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  1. I want to lick off my screen let alone the machine dasher!! Beautiful ice-cream!!!

  2. How did you know I licked the ice cream off the ice cream machine stirrer-thingy? LOL. Yes, it was that good, I agree. Yours looks faboosh!

  3. It looks so delicious, although I never eat icecream unless it is summer. I bet the real beans are so much lovlier than essence!

    Rose

  4. Hands down my favorite flavor, you can never go wrong with vanilla, NEVER.

  5. i loved this week’s recipe! looking at your shots now. I wish i hadn’t eaten all mine in just 3 days. ARGH.

  6. I confess – I licked my beaters. Your photo makes me wish I still had some. Lovely!

  7. Forget licking the dasher, I want to lick your pictures — they’re beautiful!

  8. Classic goodness, for sure!!

  9. I have to admit, plain vanilla ice-cream, bursting with vanilla beans, is probably the variation I make the most. There is nothing better. It goes with everything. I am very prone to licking the dasher, too! ;)

  10. It looks gorgeous! I regret now not using a real vanilla bean on mine!

  11. I must admit I failed miserably at that dare. Soooo goood. Yours looks awesome in its vanilla speckled lovelyness

  12. Great presentation, as always, there’s nothing better than vanilla ice cream made from real vanilla pods.

    Ulrike @ Küchenlatein

  13. I let the boy lick the dasher and I took the spatula.

    I wish I had given him the spatula instead. It was just so good.

  14. The plus side of making it without an ice cream maker: you get to like off your whisk/spoon every 30 minutes. I had to restrain myself so I would have some left when it was done!

    Your cups are beautiful.

  15. What a beautiful cup to serve this delicious ice cream in. Definitely agree with you on using vanilla bean…it makes a world of difference.

  16. Your vanilla ice cream looks fantastic! Can’t wait to make it with my vanilla beans.

  17. Yours turned out great! I love the specks from vanilla beans!

  18. Oh man, the dasher and I are likethis! BEST FRIENDS! Haha! That ice cream looks so good… love the vanilla beans dotted throughout!

  19. I thought this was great too.

  20. Sigh…vanilla goodness. Great job on your ice cream!

  21. J’ai adoré aussi ! Rien ne vaut la vraie vanille :)

  22. Your vanilla bean flecks are gorgeous! There really isn’t anything that can beat a killer vanilla ice cream as the perfect accompaniment to most anything, just as you said. So true!

  23. Lovely icecream and a nice big cup of it too – I could eat it all!

  24. I have got to get some beans. They add so much goodiness (word??) to the ice cream.

    That looks perfect.

  25. That really looks very nice!

  26. Love those little black specks!

  27. Your Vanilla Ice Cream looks soo lucious! Your photo is so clear I feel like taking the bowl out and eating the ice cream! Such a pretty ice cream bowl too! I didn’t mention the licking the machine’s dasher in my post, but I did… =)

  28. Yours look just so good. Oh yea, everyone is telling you that, but its true. hehe
    I’m so glad you thought it was extrordinary. I did too. I’m a chocolate fiend and I loved this vanilla shhhhh don’t tell. Perfecto!!! I have vanilla beans ordered (Tahitian) Can’t wait.
    AmyRuth

  29. Your ice cream looks perfect – so creamy and delicious! The specks from the vanilla bean are always my favorite in vanilla ice cream but I had to settle for extract this time.

  30. That is beautiful looking ice cream. The whole point of making ice cream is to lick the dasher!

  31. Short, sweet, and beautifully flecked with vanilla beans – perfect!

  32. Beautiful ice cream Steph- I love seeing the little flecks of real vanilla bean… it’s amazing how much flavor is packed inside each of those little black dots! That bowl is gorgeous too, by the way! So glad you enjoyed Dorie’s homemade ice cream- I think I’m definitely gonna give this recipe a go before summer’s end.

    Just wanted to let you know I posted about my first jam making experience and the thumbprint cookies I made with some of the batch. I’d love for you to check it out if you get a chance, and let me know what you think!

    Hope you’re doing well, and have a wonderful and relaxing weekend :)

    -Joy

  33. I love the composition of your photo, with the ice cream flecked with vanilla beans in the foreground, and the vanilla beans themselves in the background. Pretty bowl, too!

  34. Wow! That ice cream looks divine. I almost want to put my tongue against the laptop screen!

  35. I love the black speckles of vanilla beans through ice-cream – it looks so homemade yet so professional – and of course, absolutely delicious!

  36. Your ice cream looks fabulous. I love how you can see the vanilla bean specks. So pretty.

  37. my 3rd favourite flavour after pistachio and matcha :) this looks lovely. and is probably a reason why i should ask for an ice cream maker for my birthday! x

  38. So lovely! I used vanilla paste and love the little specks.

  39. I always get to lick the dashers now that the girls are grown-it’s fun! I also used the vanilla paste. Thanks for making Dorie’s recipe with me.


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