Delicious & Creamy Low-fat Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
3/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 cups fat-free half-and-half
2 large egg yolks
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually add half-and-half; stir until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, whisk a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, whisking constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.
Quickly transfer to a large bowl; place bowl in a pan of ice water. Stir gently and occasionally for 2 minutes. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
Fill cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm. If desired, serve with fresh fruit or low-fat granola.
182 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 139mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.