Creamy Pumpkin Ice Cream

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A frozen concoction of your favorite fall pie! This is great served with crushed gingersnaps.


  • 1 ½ cups half-and-half
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 ½ cups canned pumpkin
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream


Heat half-and-half in a saucepan over medium-low heat to just below a boil, about 5 minutes.

Beat egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl using a whisk until smooth. Gradually pour half-and-half into egg mixture to temper the eggs; add pumpkin pie spice.

Pour the half-and-half mixture back into the saucepan; cook and stir over medium-low heat to just before boiling until mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Remove saucepan from heat and beat pumpkin and whipping cream into half-and-half mixture until smooth; strain through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl. Refrigerate pumpkin mixture until completely chilled, at least 1 hour.

Transfer pumpkin mixture to an ice cream maker and follow manufacturers’ instructions for making ice cream.

Preparation time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 3 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 8 – Yield: 8 cups



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