Gather Your Ingredients
Heat milk and cream in a saucepan. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar and egg yolks. Slowly pour the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture, stirring continuously. Cook over low heat until the custard thickens.
Split a vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Add the seeds and the empty pod to the custard mixture. Allow it to steep for 30 minutes, infusing the custard with rich vanilla flavour.
Remove the vanilla pod from the custard and refrigerate it until chilled. Once chilled, pour the custard into an ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer's instructions. The machine will work its magic, transforming the custard into a creamy ice cream.
Indulge in Homemade Delight
Once the ice cream reaches the desired consistency, transfer it to a lidded container and freeze for a few hours to firm up. Serve in bowls, cones, or alongside your favorite desserts. Garnish with fresh berries or a drizzle of chocolate sauce for an extra touch of decadence.