Basic Ice Cream

Basic Ice Cream

  • Prep: 8 hr 15 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 8 hr 30 min
  • Serving: 6

This Basic Ice Cream recipe can be flavored any way you want for a fantastic homemade treat.  Add 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips into the sugar mixture before adding eggs for superb chocolate flavor.


  • 2 quarts milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 10 egg yolks, well beaten
  • 3 large cans evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract


  1. Combine 1 quart milk and next 3 ingredients in double boiler. Cook until thick, stirring constantly. Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks. Add hot mixture to egg yolks gradually, beating constantly. Chill in refrigerator until cool.
  2. Pour into a 6-quart ice cream freezer container. Add remaining 1 quart milk, evaporated milk, vanilla and lemon.
  3. Freeze using freezer directions.

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