We've been talking ice cream all week (it's Ice Cream Week at The Kitchn!), but let's take a step back here for a minute and get down to basics. If you've never made ice cream at home but want to give it a try, start here.
This is a tutorial for making plain vanilla ice cream, from start to finish, showing you your options for recipes and churning methods along the way. And let me be very clear: When you make vanilla ice cream at home, with good milk and cream, and real vanilla bean, it's anything but plain!