This is a recipe adapted from my Cuisinart® ice cream/yogurt maker booklet. We love the smooth creamy texture even after storing it in the freezer. Our favorite blend of juices is lime and mango. We like to keep it low cal by substituting in no calorie sweetener. This is an especially refreshing dessert on our hot southern summer evenings. I fix it inside while my husband is outside grilling.
- ½ vanilla bean
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons superfine sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Split vanilla bean lengthwise with the tip of a sharp knife. Holding the pod open, scrape seeds from each half using the flat side of the knife. Transfer seeds to a large bowl; discard pod.
Pour cream over vanilla seeds; add sugar and vanilla extract. Whip cream with an electric mixer until soft peaks form, 3 to 5 minutes; cover with plastic wrap and chill until ready to serve.
Prep time: 15 mins / Cooking time: – / Total time: 5 hrs 15 mins
Serving: 5 / Yield: 5 1-cup servings