Sour Cream Ice Cream


  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 each vanilla bean
  • 1 each vanilla bean
  • 4 cups sour cream
This was served at the 2013 Presidential Inauguration.
  • In a heavy sauce pan combine the half and half, 3/4 cup sugar, and vanilla bean and bring to a boil. (vanilla bean should be cut in half lengthwise)
  • Remove pan from heat.
  • In a bowl whisk together egg yolks and remaining 1/4 cup sugar.
  • Add the hot half and half mixture in a steady slow stream, whisking until incorporated.
  • Return mixture to pan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring until mixture reaches 170 degrees on a candy thermometer.
  • Remove pan from the heat. Scrape seeds from vanilla bean into the mixture until combined well and discard the pod.
  • Stir sour cream into the custard until combined well and strain through a fine wire mesh strainer into a bowl.
  • Chill custard until cold then place in a ice cream maker and follow manufacturers directions.

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