Just like pancakes or roasted chicken, vanilla bean ice cream is one of those basic recipes you shouldn't live without mastering . . . well, or trying at least once. This particular recipe hails from Martha Stewart and involves the traditional method of forming a custard from milk, cream, sugar, egg yolks, and vanilla bean. The thick and creamy custard churns in an ice cream maker, but it needs a few more hours in the freezer before it's ready to scoop up, so plan accordingly! Though it's simple, vanilla bean ice cream makes for an incredible Summer dessert which should be paired with chocolate candies (as pictured), a slice of pie, or even freshly chopped berries.