1/4 C Sugar
1/4 t. Salt (Optional)
1 quart milk*, divided
1 t. Vanilla
Garnishes or stir-ins (Optional)
*For faster preparation, heat milk until very warm before stirring into eggs and sugar.
In a large saucepan, beat together eggs, sugar, and salt (If desired). Stir in 2 cups of the milk. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thick enough to caot a metal spoon with a thin film and reaches at least 160 degrees F. Remove from heat. Stir in remaining 2 cups of milk and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, several hours or overnight. Just before serving, pour into bowl or pitcher. Garnish or add stir-ins, if desired. Serve Immediately.
Makes 1 1/2 quarts (12 1/2-cup servings)