Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

Learn how to make homemade strawberry ice cream using fresh strawberries.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a medium bowl combine the strawberries with the lemon juice and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Gently stir and allow the strawberries to release their juices for about 2 hours at room temperature.
  3. Step 3

    Strain the berries, reserving the accumulated juices.
  4. Step 4

    Divide the berries in half. Mash or puree half of the berries, and leave the remaining berries whole. Set the two bowls aside.
  5. Step 5

    In a medium bowl combine the milk and remaining 1 cup of sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
  6. Step 6

    Stir in the heavy cream, the reserved strawberry juice, the mashed strawberries, and the vanilla extract. This ice cream will have a natural appearance of a very pale pink. If a deeper pink hue is desired, add a few drops of red food coloring.
  7. Step 7

    Churn the ice cream according the manufacturer’s directions, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  8. Step 8

    Five minutes before the mixing is completed, add the reserved sliced strawberries and allow them to mix in completely.
  9. Step 9

    Spoon the churned ice cream into a freezer-safe airtight container. Place in the freezer for at least 2 hours to firm before scooping and serving.