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 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.