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Crème Fraîche Vanilla Ice Cream

Creamy, smooth and delcious, this vanilla ice cream recipe is like nothing you've tasted! Add fresh fruit or other flavors for variety.



  • 1 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 cup fresh cream
  • 1½ cups half-and-half
  • ¾ cup sugar (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. In a large bowl, blend first five ingredients with a whisk. 
  2. Add vanilla and salt and continue blending until sugar is dissolved and mixture is frothy. 
  3. Chill ice cream mixture in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  4. Pour the mixture into an ice-cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions. 
  5. Store in a lidded container in the freezer.
  6. If you do not have an ice-cream maker, chose a method from Making Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Maker.



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