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How To Make Homemade Ice Cream With Strawberries

Written by Terra's Kitchen | Sun, Jul 19, '15

A boy in a mood, his chicken and his favorite strawberry ice cream? It must be National Ice Cream Day! Check out this simple dessert recipe to make your own homemade ice cream with strawberries.

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

yields about 2 quarts

Photo by: Chia Chong


2 quarts heavy cream

1 vanilla bean

6 large egg yolks

1 cup sugar

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1 quart fresh strawberries, washed and hulled

Prepared waffle ice cream cones (optional)



In a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, add the heavy cream. Split the vanilla bean down one side and scrape out all the seeds into the heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the sugar until completely combined and smooth (mixture will be thick). Remove the vanilla bean from the heavy cream. Temper the egg yolk mixture by slowly whisking in 1 cup of the hot heavy cream. While still over a medium-low heat, gradually whisk the tempered egg yolk mixture into the heavy cream. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the custard thickly coats the back of a spoon (about 5 minutes). If lumpy, strain through a double layer of cheesecloth or a fine mesh strainer. Stir strained mixture until just cool then cover and place in the refrigerator until completely chilled (about 2 hours or overnight).

Cut strawberries into quarters and divide into two. Set one half aside. Place the other half in a blender with the lemon zest and puree until nearly smooth (you can add a couple tablespoons of the chilled custard to the strawberries for easier blending). Stir the pureed strawberry mixture into the chilled custard and freeze in an ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's directions until set but still a little soft. Stir in remaining strawberry quarters, cover and freeze until completely set (about 2 to 4 hours). Scoop into bowls or on a waffle cone and serve.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Inactive Time: 7 hours

Difficulty: Easy, but it does take an extra shot of patience.

Photography by Chia Chong for Salted and Styled

Recipe by Libbie Summers for Salted and Styled

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