Magic Vanilla Ice Cream
Make velvety vanilla ice cream without a machine? Some say it can't be done. We say bring it on.
Why This Recipe Works
After developing a recipe for Easy Chocolate Ice Cream that didn’t require a machine, we figured Magic Vanilla Ice Cream would be a snap. But without the chocolate, the ice cream lacked structure and silkiness. We replaced the chocolate binder from our Easy Chocolate Ice Cream recipe with white chocolate, but instead of tasting like vanilla ice cream, it tasted too much like white chocolate. Adding just a little sour cream lent enough tartness to both balance and mask the white chocolate. Our tasters preferred vanilla extract to vanilla bean for its more assertive flavor.