Low Fat French Vanilla Ice Cream

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 189.1
  • Total Fat: 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 57.4 mg
  • Sodium: 177.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.0 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    4 cups fat free half and half
    3/4 cup sugar
    3 tbsp. cornstarch
    2 egg yolks
    1 tbsp. vanilla extract
    pinch of salt
    1 - 2 drops of yellow food coloring ( optional )


1. Combine 3 1/2 cups of fat free half and half with sugar and pinch of salt in a 2 quart heavy bottomed saucepan. Heat over medium heat, whisking / stirring often until steaming hot but not quite boiling. Do not let boil.
2. In a medium sized bowl whisk 1/2 cup half and half with cornstarch until blended. Whisk in egg yolks until mixture is smooth and set aside.
3. When half and half is steaming remove from heat and take approx. 1 cup of hot liquid from saucepan. Whisking continuosly, slowly pour hot half and half into cornstarch / egg yolk mixture until blended. When smooth, whisk egg yolk mixture into saucepan with hot half and half.
4. Whisking constantly over medium heat, continue to cook custard until thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon, 10 - 15 minutes. Custard is done if a line remains when finger is drawn across back of coated spoon. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and food coloring if using and strain mixture into a clean bowl. Cover and cool custard thoroughly before freezing.
5. Transfer vanilla custard mixture to an ice-cream machine and freeze according to manufacture's directions.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MANDEE1976.

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