Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Treat Day Wednesday–Strawberry Ice Cream


What to do, still so many strawberries.






Now I’ve never made proper ice cream before.  I made chocolate ice last year that was beyond amazing but I’ve never taken the time to make a proper custard.  So with all these strawberries, it was time to take the time!  I went on the hunt for the easiest recipe and let me tell you that was no easy find.  They were all a bit different, with slight variations.  I decided to use one of my go-to recipe sites,  The only thing I would change would be to add bigger pieces of strawberry to the mix.

Recipe: adapted from

  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 lb strawberries (3 cups), trimmed and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  1. Combine cream, vanilla, and salt in a heavy saucepan and bring just to a boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Put eggs with sugar in a bowl of a stand mixer and whisk until combined, then add hot cream in a slow stream. Pour back into saucepan and cook over moderately low heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened and an instant-read thermometer registers 170°F (do not let boil).
  3. Immediately pour custard through a fine sieve into a metal bowl. Chill, covered about 2 hours, and up to 1 day.  You can also place bowl in a ice bath to speed up the cooling process.
  4. While custard is chilling, purée strawberries and lemon juice in a blender until smooth, then force through fine sieve (to remove seeds). Stir purée into custard.
  5. Freeze in ice-cream maker, then transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to harden.
  6. Enjoy!


Now I’m so not a fan of strawberry ice cream, at least bought from the store. There is just something so icky about strawberry flavouring, it always tastes so phony.  Now this ice cream tastes just like the berries we picked right off the vine.   It’s so fresh and if you make it, I can guarantee it won’t last long.  Especially if your husband’s favourite ice cream flavour is strawberry.

Thanks for looking!

Linking with:
Cast Party Wednesday
Mrs Fox's Sweets Party
Taking a Time Out


  1. That looks so good! I'm drooling. Maybe I'll have to give the "real" thing a go this weekend!! :)

  2. It's 7:05 in the am and I am drooling like dorothy above for your ice cream....Quick question, what do you store your ice cream in the freezer? This has always been my issue when I make it fresh.

    1. Hey Melissa, I just used a bigger tupperware. The recipe makes about a quart and they way Rob's eating it, it won't last long:)

  3. I'm not a big fan of store-bought strawberry ice cream either, but the ice cream you made sounds so delicious! I can't wait for strawberry picking season now!

  4. Growing up we made homemade ice cream every weekend. I really want to do that again. Yours looks like I could lap the screen. Beautiful I want some..............andi

  5. OMG this ice cream looks amazing. It's when I see posts like this that I wish I had an ice cream maker. Honestly though, we really don't eat enough ice cream to warrant purchasing one. If I ever come to visit you will you make me this? :)

  6. Oooh - I want some strawberry ice cream!!!

  7. This really does look wonderful - there is nothing like homemade strawberry ice cream, especially on a sunny day :)

  8. Hi,

    I followed you over from Chic and Crafty Link Party and this looks wonderful! I LOVE homemade ice cream. Perfect for summer or even the hot days we've been having this week.

    I would love to invite you to share this, and any other posts you would like to, at my Creative Thursday Link Party at (Link up until Monday 4-23-12)

    Have a great day,

  9. This looks amazing! I need to get myself an ice cream maker :) Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!