Custard Ice Cream Base

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes about 1 quart
Custard Ice Cream Base

Heat cream, milk and sugar in heavy saucepan over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. When hot, slowly whisk 1 cup cream mixture into egg yolks, then return cream-egg yolks mixture to saucepan and whisk until smooth. Cook over low heat, stirring, until mixture thickens slightly and coats back of a spoon, about 6 to 8 minutes. Strain into bowl.

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