Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream

Kristina Vanni

Prep: 2 hrs 30 mins
Cook: 1 mins
Freeze: 2 hrs
Total: 4 hrs 31 mins
Servings: 8 cups
Yield: 8 cups
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
476 Calories
31g Fat
47g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 476
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 40%
Saturated Fat 20g 99%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 46g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 40mg 199%
Calcium 117mg 9%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 248mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Churning your own homemade ice cream is a fun and delicious activity for the summer months. Strawberry ice cream is a great choice when sweet, red strawberries are in peak season. With a little bit of planning and an ice cream maker, you can create a rich and creamy treat that tastes better than anything you can find in a grocery store.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups strawberries

  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk

  • 2 3/4 cups heavy cream

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon food coloring

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

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  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.

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  3. Strain the berries, reserving the accumulated juices.

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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.

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Recipe Variations

If fresh strawberries are not in season, the equivalent amount of frozen berries can also be used. Simply thaw before beginning the recipe preparation.

Recipe Tips

Making homemade ice cream takes a bit of forethought. The freezer bowl of your ice cream maker should be placed in the coldest part of your freezer at least 24 hours before you plan to churn your ice cream.

Storage

Homemade strawberry ice cream can be kept in an airtight, freezer-safe container for up to three months.

Why is strawberry ice cream the best?

Strawberry ice cream is the best because it uses fresh, seasonal ingredients in a decadent homemade dessert.

How do you make strawberry ice cream from scratch?

Strawberry ice cream can be made from scratch using a home ice cream maker. Some of the strawberries are mashed and incorporated into the ice cream. The rest of the fresh berries are folded into the ice cream at the end of the churning process.

What are the ingredients for strawberry ice cream?

Strawberry ice cream is made from fresh strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, whole milk, heavy cream, and vanilla extract.

How popular is strawberry ice cream?

Strawberry ice cream is the third most popular ice cream. It falls behind chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

What is the taste of strawberry ice cream?

Strawberry ice cream tastes like sweet, fresh strawberries incorporated into a rich and creamy homemade ice cream.