Yum yum yum!
It was really worth using a vanilla bean for this ice cream instead of simply adding vanilla extract. It gave such a rich taste and smell to the cream! I placed the vanilla bean into the mixture and left it in the refrigerator the whole night so it would extract as much flavor from the vanilla bean as possible. The following day, I strained the mixture again and placed it into my ice cream machine.
This is the second ice cream I make from "The Perfect Scoop". The recipe is also posted on David Lebovitz's blog. I think I'm getting the hang of making ice cream now. It's actually not that hard and it's so much better than buying it because you can make any flavor or combination of flavors that you want! I'm already trying to decide which I will make next!