Ice Cream Custard Base Recipe

Author Becky's Mindful Kitchen


  • 5 egg yolks
  • 5 cups total of milk and cream you choose combination of the two
  • 1 cup sugar
  • Easy variations: add to ice cream maker- 2-3tsp vanilla or mint or butterscotch flavor…chocolate chunks, frozen fruit, salted caramel


  • In a sauce pan, heat sugar and milk/cream combo until hot but not boiling.
  • In a separate small bowl beat egg yolks. Add in about 1 cup of hot milk mixture to egg yolks and combine well. Stir in egg yolk mixture into sauce pan and continue heating on medium heat storing constantly for about 8 minutes until custard coats back of the spoon. Careful not to let it boil. Strain custard into a bowl and let cool before using in ice cream maker.
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