This is a very interesting ice cream that is as tasty as it is unique. The graham crackers soften up a bit and add a bit of texture without being too crunchy.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine half-and-half and sugar in a large bowl. Split vanilla bean lengthwise, scrape seeds into the bowl, and whisk to combine.

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  • Pour cream mixture into ice cream maker, and process according to manufacturer's directions. When semi-frozen, sprinkle in the crushed graham crackers. Continue to process until desired consistency is reached.

Cook's Notes:

Vanilla extract can be used in place of the vanilla bean.

Tips

Leftover ice cream can be stored in the freezer for up to three days.

Nutrition Facts

93.8 calories; 1.7 g protein; 19.9 g carbohydrates; 3.1 mg cholesterol; 92 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (16)

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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
I'm impressed. Who knew such simple ingredients would make such a delightful treat. This recipe used fat-free ingredients but I used full fat half&half because I had some I needed to use up and fudge-covered grahams in which I doubled the amount called for in the recipe. I also used vanilla extract this time but I intend to get vanilla bean paste for this the next time. I can only imagine how delicious this must be with real vanilla bean in it. I left my ice cream in the freezer overnight and it did harden up quite a bit but was still creamy to the taste. The graham crackers were a very nice touch. I can see so many possibilities for add-ins with this ice cream. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe! Read More
(15)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2018
Make this ice cream and instead of graham crackers add toffee bits to it Read More
17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
I'm impressed. Who knew such simple ingredients would make such a delightful treat. This recipe used fat-free ingredients but I used full fat half&half because I had some I needed to use up and fudge-covered grahams in which I doubled the amount called for in the recipe. I also used vanilla extract this time but I intend to get vanilla bean paste for this the next time. I can only imagine how delicious this must be with real vanilla bean in it. I left my ice cream in the freezer overnight and it did harden up quite a bit but was still creamy to the taste. The graham crackers were a very nice touch. I can see so many possibilities for add-ins with this ice cream. Thanks for the quick and easy recipe! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2010
My family raved over this! I followed the recipe but added 2 other things. When I scooped this into the freezer container I layered the crushed graham crackers along with chocolate syrup and marshmellows for a S'mores taste. It's yummy! I make again and used fat free half & half and it was just as good! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
Gorgeous ice cream loved both the taste and texture. I followed the recipe exactly the only negative for me was that the ice cream just did not firm up in the ice cream maker. A few hours in the freezer soon solved the problem. Thank you for sharing... Read More
(8)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2011
This was completely amazing. I used 1.5 cups whole milk and.5 cups cream. I also substituted.5 tsp almond extract for the vanilla bean. Will DEFINITELY be making again. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
09/02/2011
Awesome! I've made other varieties of ice cream but it usually is either too hard or flaky. Good stuff. I don't have an ice cream maker I always just pop my homemade ice cream in the freezer and stir every hour or so. Thanks for this! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2010
Made this for my fiance and he loved it. The ice cream was so simple to make and was very good. The texture is what makes the ice cream so interesting. Would definitely recommend you try this for a fun and different treat. Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2011
Good recipe rather light tasting compared to custard based ice creams. It is easy to whip up. I opted to cook my mixture in a saucepan on the stove to ensure the sugar granuales would melt and blend. I served with graham crackers Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars and chocolate syrup on the side. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2011
Delicious! I had left over graham cracker crumbs from a crust I had made exactly 3 oz. Using the crumbs worked perfectly. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
03/30/2011
This was sooo good. Tasted better than store ice cream. I have vanilla powder I used instead of the vanilla bean. Sooo good! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
07/09/2018
Make this ice cream and instead of graham crackers add toffee bits to it Read More