Thomas Jefferson Ice cream recipe

Thomas Jefferson Ice cream recipe

The famous Thomas Jefferson ice cream recipe is one of the oldest traditional recipes to exist. Thomas Jefferson was an USA president and he invented this recipe. This has been a popular homemade vanilla sherbet ice cream recipe. 

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During his term, the Jefferson ice cream made him even more popular. This led to more interest in Thomas Jefferson recipes. Each of these dishes have Thomas recipe directions. The vanilla ice cream recipe became a household favorite. It is also a very easy water based ice cream recipe to recreate, especially because now the equipment’s are more modernized.

So, let’s follow this recipe to make a delicious vanilla ice cream. 

Ingredients that you will need are:

  • Two quarts of heavy whipping cream
  • One cup of sugar
  • One vanilla bean
  • Six large egg yolks

Method of preparing vanilla ice cream step by step:

Step 1: Mix the cream, egg yolks, vanilla bean and sugar in a large saucepan. Whisk till it thickens. The heat should be on low. Dissolve the sugar. But make sure it doesn’t start to boil. Keep stirring.

Step 2: Transfer the mixture into an ice cream maker bowl. Remove the vanilla bean shell and seeds. Let it churn till desired thickness. 

Step 3: Transfer the mixture into a box and refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight. 

Step 4: Serve and enjoy!


This recipe is definitely one of the best vanilla ice cream recipes you can make at home. Try this out if you have a knack for churning ice creams. Especially this famous recipe that has historic attachments to it. You will surely enjoy it.

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