An Artisan's Guide to Making the Ideal Iced Blonde Vanilla Latte  

Creating the ideal ice cream is a delightful endeavor that requires attention to detail, quality ingredients, and a passion for crafting frozen treats. Here's an artisan's guide to making the perfect ice cream in the USA: 

Ingredients: 1. Fresh dairy cream 2. Whole milk 3. High-quality vanilla beans or extract 4. Fresh, locally sourced fruits (optional) 5. Organic cane sugar 6. Egg yolks (for a custard base, optional) 7. Salt 8. Ice cream maker

Instructions: 1. Begin by heating the whole milk, fresh dairy cream, and a pinch of salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Heat the mixture until it reaches a gentle simmer, but avoid boiling.

While the milk and cream mixture is heating, split and scrape the seeds from the vanilla beans if using. Alternatively, you can add vanilla extract for convenience. 

Once the milk and cream mixture is heated, remove it from the heat and add the vanilla beans or extract. Allow the mixture to steep for at least 20-30 minutes to infuse the flavors fully. 

If you're making a custard base, whisk the egg yolks and sugar together in a separate bowl until the mixture becomes pale and thick. Slowly temper the egg mixture by adding a small amount of the warm milk and cream mixture while continuously whisking. 

Once tempered, pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining milk and cream mixture. Return the saucepan to low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon. Be careful not to let the mixture boil. 

1. In a separate container, froth the milk using a milk frother or by vigorously shaking it in a lidded jar until frothy. You can also heat the milk if you prefer a warm latte, but for an iced latte, cold frothed milk works best.

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