Sunday, July 17, 2011

Happy National Ice Cream Day!

Two ways to or make ice cream!

Nothing says summer like ice cream and nothing says summer like strawberries. And here you get both!

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream 

1 pint (about 1 1/2 cups) fresh strawberries, diced
3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 cup sugar, divided
1 cup whole milk (I only had skim so I used 1/4 cup cream and 3/4 cup skim milk)
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla

In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar, strawberries, and lemon juice; gently stir.  Allow the strawberry macerate for 1 to 2 hours.

In a medium bowl, mix together milk and remaining sugar with a hand mixer or, about 1 to 2 minutes until sugar is dissolved.  Stir in heavy cream, vanilla, and juice from strawberries.

Pour mixture into the bowl of an ice cream mixer and turn on the machine.  In the Cuisinart, it took about 25 to 30 minutes to thicken.  In the last 5 minutes pour in strawberries.

If desired, place ice cream in freezer about 1-2 hours before serving to allow ice cream to ripen. Yields 1 1/2 quarts.

1 comment:

Maureen said...

This looks delectable. Strawberry is my favorite ice cream.


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