This is a simple, yet delicious, 4-ingredient recipe for Philadelphia-style ice cream from Ina Garten.  I served it over strawberries with some amaretto-grand marnier whipped cream on top.  Perfection!

  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean

Heat the milk, vanilla bean, and sugar over low heat until the sugar dissolves.  Add the vanilla extract.  Remove the vanilla bean, scrape the insides and stir the specks back in.  Cool the mixture, then chill the ice cream by placing it in a sealed container and placing it in a mixture of ice, salt, and water (or put it in an ice cream making machine.

Heat the milk, vanilla bean, and cream over low heat.

Scrape the specks and add to the mix.

Roll the ice cream through an ice bath of ice, water, and salt.

Freeze, then serve with fresh strawberries and amaretto-gran marnier whipped cream.