Kansas City Vanilla Ice Cream

Time1 hour
YieldsMakes 7 cups
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Dear SOS: Could you please print the recipe for Kansas City Ice Cream? I was going to make some for the Fourth of July but found I had lost the recipe. Everyone was really disappointed. I have been making it for years. It’s the best.

Marcia Reaves


Dear Marcia: Did they all scream for ice cream? Or did they just pout about it? This ran in the Food section July 23, 1987. It’s a crowd pleaser.


Mix the cornstarch with 1/4 cup milk until smooth. Add 3/4 cup of milk and cook in the top of a double boiler set over, but not touching, simmering water until thick and smooth, about 10 minutes, beating constantly to avoid lumps.


Blend the sugar, eggs, salt and evaporated milk in an electric mixer. Add the hot cornstarch mixture and beat well. Add the whipping cream, remaining milk and vanilla extract.


Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. You may have to do this in 2 batches.