Strawberry Ice Cream

With strawberries back in the farmers market for at least a couple weeks, I figured now would be as good a time as any to talk about the ice cream we made (our first try at it, believe it or not!) We’ve had an ice cream maker for quite a while, but never enough freezer space to be able to store the freezer bowl. But inspired by fresh local strawberries and Snowville Creamery heavy cream and whole milk, we couldn’t resist trying our hand at making it from scratch.

The recipe didn’t come out quite like I expected – I was thinking of traditional strawberry ice cream where the strawberry flavor is throughout. This recipe is more like a vanilla ice cream (and an excellent one at that!) with strawberry chunks  scattered through. The strawberries got a little icy, though – so next time around I may try pureeing or mashing them a bit. Still, it’s a great starter recipe, and I’m sure you could substitute peaches or raspberries or any other fruit and have spectacular results.

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream Like Ben and Jerry’s
recipe from Recipezaar

* 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
* 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
* 2 large eggs
* 1 cup sugar, divided
* 2 cups heavy whipping cream
* 1 cup milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup sugar in a mixing bowl, set aside in fridge for 1 hour. In large mixing bowl beat eggs until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Gradually add 3/4 cups sugar, mixing well. Stir in milk and vanilla and mix well. Add strawberries with juice and mix well.

Gently stir in whipping cream just until combined. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.

4 thoughts on “Strawberry Ice Cream

  1. Hungrywoolf

    Looks delicious. Jeni Britton has an ice cream recipe online somewhere that sounds really good. Maybe on their blog? I think you can adapt it for any flavor.

  2. A reader

    If you want to try another strawberry concoction, I highly recommend the recipe for strawberry frozen yogurt that Jeni (of Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams) wrote for Food and Wine magazine. You can find it by googling Jeni's strawberry frozen yogurt… it's so good!

  3. Jule

    I just recently purchased an ice cream maker, and last night made the most delicious chocolate! It was from Allrecipes.com and was called Very Chocolate Ice cream. My mother passed a recipe down to me for strawberry ice cream that she cut from a newspaper back in the 70's. It is also wonderful. I'll dig it out and send it to you!

  4. Sharon

    The secret to keeping the strawberries from getting icy is cooking them for just a moment with a tablespoon of vodka. Adds no flavor but keeps the fruit from freezing. It works great with peaches too!

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