Philadelphia-Style Ice Cream Base

Philadelphia-Style Ice Cream Base

Made without eggs, this ice cream is much less rich than those made with a custard base. The lack of eggs also allows the flavorings to shine through, making it a light in texture yet intense in taste. Using a combination of granulated sugar and liquid sugar (corn syrup, honey or agave syrup) helps keep the texture smooth and silky.
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  • Serves: 1 person



  1. Step 1

    In a saucepan, combine cream, milk, sugar, corn syrup and salt, and bring to a simmer. Continue to simmer until sugar dissolves, then transfer mixture to a container and refrigerate until very cold, at least 4 hours and preferably overnight.
  2. Step 2

    Churn in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Serve immediately or transfer to an airtight container and freeze until hard.