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Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

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From EatingWell:  July/August 2008

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.

8 servings, 1/2 cup each (1 quart) | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 2 3/4 hours (including 2 hours chilling time)

Ingredients

Preparation

  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.

Nutrition

Per serving : 202 Calories; 3 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 1 g Mono; 89 mg Cholesterol; 36 g Carbohydrates; 9 g Protein; 0 g Fiber; 104 mg Sodium; 477 mg Potassium

2 1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1 low-fat milk

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