Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

I made some homemade strawberry ice cream last week. Here is a link to the original recipe. I made a few changes to the recipe that I will share.

The original recipe called for fresh strawberries. All I had were frozen strawberries and I made them work.  :)

I added half of my frozen berries to the cream, sugar, and milk mixture as it was heating up on the stove. Then I used my stick blender to puree the strawberries. Then I added the other half of my frozen berries and blended it slightly to leave some chunks.

The original recipe calls for 2/3 cup of sugar. I only used 1/2 cup because I usually cut back sugar in recipes and we are used to that. The ice cream turned out really good. We enjoyed it! :)

Simple Strawberry Ice Cream

2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup milk
12 oz. frozen strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
Pinch of salt

In sauce pan over medium heat combine cream, milk, half of the strawberries, and the sugar. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved. Remove from heat.

 Using a stick blender blend mixture until strawberries are smooth. Add the remaining frozen strawberries and blend for a few seconds until the strawberries are small chunks.

Chill in refrigerator until completely cool. Place mixture in ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's directions.

You can serve the ice cream soft serve straight out of the ice cream maker or put it in the freezer for a few hours to firm it up.


Sunshine Country said...

This sounds and looks so good!! I think we might have some frozen strawberries, and I might be able to give this a try later today. Thanks for sharing!

Haley Smith said...

We made Mint Chip ice cream in the Doniver last week :) It turned out way too sweet and creamy because I didn't have internet to look up a recipe and ended up guessing. I guessed wrong. :P