Vanilla Custard Ice Cream

Vanilla Custard Ice Cream 11

With Valentines Day just around the corner I figured some of you might be searching for something sweet to make for your sweetie. I got an ice cream maker for Christmas two years ago and I really hadn’t used it that much because I didn’t like any of the low carb ice cream recipes out there. They tend to turn out more icy in consistency than creamy and are hard to scoop. One day I was watching the Food Networks show Unwrapped and they were doing a special on an ice cream factory that made custard based ice creams. I thought that this might be worth trying to make a low carb version. With a little bit of effort this Low Carb Ice Cream turned out perfect! It was creamy and easy to serve. I hope you and your sweetie love this sweet treat!


  • 3 cups of Pasteurized Cream (it’s not as thick as heavy cream)
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Splenda
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  1. In a medium sauce pan heat 1 cup of cream on a low heat setting until it just starts to bubble. Vanilla Custard Ice Cream 01
  2. Add Splenda and salt and stir until dissolved. Vanilla Custard Ice Cream 02
  3. Remove cream from heat.
  4. In a small bowl beat egg yolks. Using a ladle pour one tablespoon of hot cream  into the egg yolks while stirring with a fork. Continue this step three more times untill the egg mixture is up to temperature. Vanilla Custard Ice Cream 03
  5. Pour egg mixture into the warm cream and stir together. Vanilla Custard Ice Cream 04
  6. Return to a low heat setting on the stove and stir for 12 minutes until the cream mixture reaches a temperature of 160°f. Cream will begin to thicken during this process.
  7. Transfer the sauce pan to an ice water bath. Continue to stir until cool.
  8. Poor in the remaining cream and stir together.
  9. Add vanilla extract and stir.
  10. Transfer custard to a container and refrigerate until you are ready to use.
  11. Insert the blade and lock down the lid of your ice cream maker and turn it on.
  12. Place a strainer on top of the ice cream maker pour spout and strain the custard while pouring it into the machine.
  13. After about 20 to 25 minutes in the ice cream maker the custard will turn into creamy ice cream.
  14. Serve with your favorite berries. Enjoy! Vanilla Custard Ice Cream 11
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