Turkey Brine Recipe

Turkey Brine Recipe
Prep Time1 d
Cook Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brine, christmas, dinner, thanksgiving, turkey
Servings: 6 people
Author: Dan


  • 1/2 gal Water For concentrated brine
  • 1 cup Salt
  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tbsp Cloves
  • 1 tbps Green Cardamon
  • 1 tbsp Allspice
  • 1 Whole Onion Roughly chopped
  • Fresh Rosemary
  • Fresh Thyme
  • Fresh Parsley


  • Let boil for a couple minutes, then kill heat. Let sit overnight. Pour hot brine in a container, add ice to cool down letting ice melt. Then add Turkey. Let sit overnight... 12-15 hours.
  • source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGc68dldZwU&ab_channel=QVCOriginals


source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGc68dldZwU&ab_channel=QVCOriginals

Simple Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Simple Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bean, cream, ice, icecream, vanilla
Servings: 5


  • Ice Cream Maker
  • Mixer


  • 1 cup Whole Milk
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 ea Vanilla Bean
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (Pure)


  • In a medium bowl, combine milk, heavy cream, and sugar. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved. Add the vanilla extract and cut the vanilla bean in half. Use the back of a knife and scrape the insides of the bean from the pod of the vanilla bean.
  • Add to the milk mixture along with the vanilla extract and whisk until well combined. Add the vanilla bean to the milk mixture to extract more flavor. Cover with the lid of plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Churn the milk mixture according to the ice cream machine manufacturer instructions. Once the mixture has turned into soft ice cream, place in a container and allow to freeze for, at least, 4 hours to become more firm.