Vanilla Cream Pie

Vanilla Cream Pie

Ingredients:

  • One 9-inch baked pastry pie crust
  • 2 ½ cups milk, divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • Dash of salt
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • Whipped cream

Bring 2 cups milk to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Mix sugar, cornstarch and salt together in a bowl. Stir in ½ cup milk. Add the egg yolks and mix well. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the boiling milk and bring back to a boil, stirring constantly. The pudding is ready when it coats the back of a spoon. Remove from the heat and let cool in bowl. Once the pudding is cooled, pour into the baked pie crust and refrigerate overnight, or until set. Top with thick layer of whipped cream. For an extra burst of flavor, add the seeds from half of a vanilla bean to the pudding. It not only tastes amazing, it also smell wonderful.

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Easy Homemade Ice Cream- Sweet Treat Saturday

Easy Vanilla & Apricot Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce

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Vanilla Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup whipping cream, whipped

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Combine sugar, milk, vanilla and salt in a medium mixing bowl; mix well. Slowly fold in whipped cream. Pour mixture into a 2- cup metal ice tray (with divider removed). Place in freezer for several hours or until ice cream is firm.

Cut into squares or scoop out with an ice cream scoop and place in individual bowls.

Yield: 1 ½ quarts

Apricot Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 12 ripe fresh apricots, peeled, seeded and sliced
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 cups whipping cream, scalded

Directions:

Place sliced apricots in a heavy saucepan; cook over medium heat until bubbly, stirring constantly. Stir in sugar. Place mixture in container of an electric blender; process until smooth. Transfer to a medium mixing bowl and stir in scalded whipping cream. Cool mixture completely.

Freeze several hours or until slushy, stirring occasionally. Remove from freezer and pour mixture into a 1-quart mold. Freeze until firm or overnight. Unmold onto a chilled serving dish. Slice and serve.

Yield: about 1 quart

Chocolate Sauce


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  • 8 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons strong coffee
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • dash of salt

Directions:

Place chocolate in top of a double boiler; place over boiling water and cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate melts. Add milk, sugar, coffee, vanilla and salt, stirring until well blended. Cook over boiling water, stirring constantly  with a wire whisk, until mixture is thoroughly heated and smooth. Remove from heat. Serve sauce warm or chilled over ice cream.

Yield: about 3 1/4 cups

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Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
THASC is a unique small American business producing cards and other promotional products.
www.thasc.com