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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

From: EatingWell

Here's a simple recipe for low-fat vanilla ice cream. Our version has all the richness you'll need but about 90 fewer calories than store-bought premium ice cream and a whopping 15 grams less total fat and 10 grams less saturated fat per serving.

Servings: 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
Prep: 15 mins
Total: 2 hrs 45 mins
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1 1/2 teaspoons  unflavored gelatin
1 tablespoon  water
3 cups  low-fat milk, divided
3   large egg yolks
1 14-ounce can  nonfat sweetened condensed milk
1   vanilla bean
1. Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand, stirring once or twice, while you make the base for the ice cream.
2. Pour 1 1/2 cups milk into a large saucepan. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds into the milk and add the pod.
3. Heat the milk mixture over medium heat until steaming. Whisk egg yolks and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Gradually pour in the hot milk, whisking until blended. Return the mixture to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the back of the spoon is lightly coated, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not bring to a boil or the custard will curdle.
4. Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean large bowl. Add the softened gelatin and whisk until melted. Whisk in the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.
5. Whisk the ice cream mixture and pour into the canister of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions. If necessary, place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up before serving.
Tip: Jazz up homemade ice cream with stir-ins, like crumbled cookies, toasted nuts or chopped fruit. Here are few tips to get you started:
Stir-ins should be small, about the size of a pea.
Cool toasted ingredients completely before adding them to the ice cream maker.
Check your ice cream maker's instructions when it comes to judging the volume of your stir-ins. In general, we recommend 1 cup of stir-ins per quart of ice cream.
Add stir-ins to the ice cream maker during the last 5 minutes of freezing.
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week. | Equipment: Ice cream maker
Nutrition Facts
Calories 202, Total Fat 3 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 89 mg, Sodium 104 mg, Carbohydrate 36 g, Protein 9 g, Potassium 477 mg. Daily Values: Calcium 25%. Exchanges: Reduced-Fat Milk 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Comments (8)
pb83001 wrote:

@Lcatlett2 can you post the process too? Your receipe sounds delish. pb83001@sbcglobal.net

10/30/2011 11:30:15 AM Report Abuse
PegKT97 wrote:

This recipe is questionable:?

6/27/2011 04:43:59 PM Report Abuse
rslay001 wrote:

yeah why is it still 200 calories a serving...for a 1/2 cup of icecream??

2/23/2011 02:57:45 PM Report Abuse
rosie1411 wrote:

i am so going to try this hope its good!!!!!!

10/28/2010 05:51:47 PM Report Abuse
lcatlett2 wrote:

I make homemade vanilla icecream with 2 cups fat free 1/2 and 1/2, 1 cup fat free vanilla yogurt, 2 tsp vanilla and 3/4 to 1 cup of splenda depending on how sweet you like it. It's great with mashed bananas, peaches or strawberries - requires no cooking and it's WAAAAAY lower in fat and calories!

9/23/2010 09:53:26 AM Report Abuse
pinoy18 wrote:

this is not a better alternative than most ice creams. you can get one at the store that has less calories and cholesterol.

9/2/2010 07:48:51 PM Report Abuse
kiwipie117 wrote:

Gelatin is just not natural or good for you, just polymers and tastes bad! yuck!

7/10/2010 04:20:20 PM Report Abuse
Joanna0G wrote:


6/18/2010 02:35:29 PM Report Abuse

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