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Frozen Custard


Easy Frozen CustardYou are a few simple ingredients away from the richest, creamiest summer treat ever!  If you’ve never made frozen custard, there is definitely no time like the present!  Dust off your ice cream maker, or borrow your neighbors and get on it sister!!


Easy Frozen CustardHeavy Cream, Milk, Eggs, Sugar, cornstarch (not pictured),  and Vanilla, 6 simple ingredients = 1 heavenly dessert!


Let me show you how easy it is.

Easy Frozen CustardIn a medium sauce pan mix sugar and cornstarch together, whisk in milk and cream, add vanilla, then add in beaten eggs.  Let stand for 5 minutes.

Easy Frozen CustardTurn heat on low and whisk continually, gradually turn up heat to medium high, bringing to a low boil.  Continue to stir while cooking, about 5 minutes.


Frozen CustardUntil custard starts to thicken and covers the back of a wooden spoon.  Should be the consistency of a runny pudding or a thick gravy.


Frozen CustardPour into a 1.5 quart ice cream maker and churn for 20 minutes.  Eat immediately or store in an airtight container and store in your freezer.

VOILA!!! EUREKA!! This stuff is gold!

Easy Frozen CustardAt this point you could mix in any number of things, strawberries, blackberries, chocolate chips, toffee, swirls of caramel, but I say keep it as is, and let everyone add what they want.  This is why vanilla is the all time favorite flavor, because you can make it what you want!


Easy Frozen CustardThis is what I want!

Did you know that today Sunday (or Sundae) July 17 is National Ice Cream Day?!!  I usually don’t pay much attention to these sorts of “national” days, but hey its ice cream, who can ignore it?

I hope you are enjoying summer and of course getting your daily dose of ice cream♥!

XO, Sheila

Frozen Custard

Sheila Johnson
You are a few simple ingredients away from the richest, creamiest summer treat ever!
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Prep Time 3 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people


  • 1 ice cream machine Cuisinart Automatic Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Maker 1.5 quart was used to make this recipe.
  • 1 whisk
  • 1 3 quart stainless steal saucepan
  • 1 wooden spoon


  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups whole white milk
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 1/2 tbsp vanilla bean paste can be substituted
  • 4 whole eggs


  • 1. Combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt together in 3 quart sauce pan. Whisk in heavy whipping cream and milk. Whisk until there are no lumps and mixture is smooth.
    1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 1/8 tsp salt, 1 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 cups whole white milk
  • 2. Crack eggs into a separate bowl, whisk until frothy, about 1 minute. Add vanilla and whisk again until incorporated.
    1 tbsp vanilla extract, 4 whole eggs
  • 3. Add egg vanilla mixture to milk mixture whisk together, and let rest for 5 minutes. Allowing any bubbles to settle down.
  • 4. Place saucepan on stove and turn burner on low, stir with wooden spoon making sure to scrape along bottom and sides. Gradually increase temperature all the while continuing to stir. When temperature is at medium high and custard starts a low boil continue to stir. until mixture coasts the back of the wooden spoon, like a loose pudding. This take about 5 minutes.
  • 5. Remove custard from heat, and pour custard into a glass bowl cover with plastic wrap, pushing plastic wrap down onto custard so a skin doesn't form as it cools. Place in refrigerator for 3 hours or until completely cooled.
  • 6. Add cooled custard mixture to 1.5 quart ice cream machine. Churn for 20 minutes or until thick and properly frozen. Remove from machine to an airtight container and store in freezer. Or serve immediately!


Note: If you have a 2 quart ice cream machine, you can up the amount of milk and heavy whipping cream each by 1/2 cup to make 2 quarts or 1/2 gallon frozen custard.
Keyword custard, homemade, pie, dessert, ice cream, easy, caramel, fudge, vanilla
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