Strawberry Ice Cream
Learn how to make homemade strawberry ice cream using fresh strawberries.
- Serves: 8 persons
- 3cups fresh ripe strawberries, stemmed and sliced
- 4tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 ½cups granulated sugar (divided use)
- 1 ½cups whole milk
- 2 ¾cups heavy cream
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- Red food coloring (optional)
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2In 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.
Step 3Strain the berries, reserving the accumulated juices.
Step 4Divide the berries in half. Mash or puree half of the berries, and leave the remaining berries whole. Set the two bowls aside.
Step 5In a medium bowl combine the milk and remaining 1 cup of sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
Step 6Stir 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.
Step 7Churn the ice cream according the manufacturer’s directions, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Step 8Five minutes before the mixing is completed, add the reserved sliced strawberries and allow them to mix in completely.
Step 9Spoon 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.