Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Wonderfully, Creamy Pumpkin Ice Cream speckled with Vanilla Beans and Spiced to perfection!

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Our leaves just turned here in the last couple of weeks, and now they’re already falling off the trees..what the heck. So much for Fall foliage this year. It went from being in the 70’s two weeks ago down to the 30’s and 40’s..I feel like we jumped from Summer to Winter down here..not to much Fall.

Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream | Fabtastic Eats

Do you eat Ice Cream year round, or are you a Summer only ice cream eater? I like it all.the.time. One of my favorites this time of year is Ben & Jerry’s Red Velvet flavor, it’s got cream cheese swirls and its to die for. Dangerous I tell yah, I can pretty much demolish the entire pint in a sitting. It’s embarrassing, I know.

Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream | Fabtastic Eats

Speaking of eating an entire pint of ice cream…those of you with kids, how do you work out in the winter on freezing or rainy days? (see what I did there, ice cream=exercise…I guess?) My gym has “in sight care”, so basically its a bunch of treadmills, elliptical, weights, etc surrounding a big play area, and YOU watch your kids while you work out…Ive tried it, talk about the most stressful workout session ever. For something that is usually enjoyable, or that I use to de-compress, watching your 10 month old climb up the stairs and slide head first down a tall slide…umm yeah, heart attack central. SO I don’t really have other alternatives, it’s getting way to cold to go in the stroller, and I pretty much hate living room workouts at the moment..I go through phases with those. Sounds like I’m SOL.

Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream | Fabtastic Eats

Moving back to ice cream…because it solves all problems. Kinda. I made a Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream and added lots of speckles of perfect little vanilla beans..it’s fantastic. It tastes like Fall, its got a little texture from the graham cracker crumbs, it’s spiced up with extra cinnamon, I’m pretty in love with it.

Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream | Fabtastic Eats

Now, go eat some ice cream!

Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours

Yield: About 1 1/2 Quarts

Vanilla Bean Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

Wonderfully, Creamy Pumpkin Ice Cream speckled with Vanilla Beans and Spiced to perfection!

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • 2 Cinnamon graham crackers, crushed

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice, set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together 2 Tablespoons of milk and the cornstarch, set aside.
  3. Fill a large bowl with water and ice.
  4. In a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, stir together the remaining milk, salt, cream, sugar, and corn syrup.
  5. Whisking occasionally, bring to a rolling boil, where the milk is bubbling, but not boiling, about 4-5 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat, and slowly whisk in the cornstarch slurry.
  7. Bring back onto the heat, using a rubber spatula stir for 2-3 minutes until slightly thickened.
  8. Remove from heat, and slowly pour into the cream cheese and spice mixture. Going back and forth between the whisk and the rubber spatula, stir together until the cream cheese is fully melted, the liquid is smooth, and everything is thoroughly mixed, about 2-3 minutes.
  9. Once everything is mixed together well, set the bowl in the ice bath for 30-40 minutes adding additional ice cubes if necessary to completely cool the ice cream liquid.
  10. Once the mixture is fully cooled, pour into your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturers instructions.
  11. When done, transfer to a freezer safe container, sprinkle crushed graham crackers across the top. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap pressed onto the ice cream.
  12. Freeze for at least two hours. Enjoy!

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