Vanilla ice cream just may be one of the most perfect desserts we know. It's delicious on its own, but top it with some fresh fruit, chocolate sauce or caramel, and it becomes absolutely heavenly.
- 1 1⁄2 cups whole milk
- 1 1⁄2 cups heavy cream
- 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
- 4 egg yolks
- 3⁄4 cup sugar