Sunday, March 30, 2014

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberries are coming into season right now, and while I love eating them as they are, I also love making ice cream with them. This is a fairly easy recipe that doesn't need many ingredients, and the results are fantastic. I will be using the vanilla custard that I made earlier when making vanilla ice cream, and this post continues on that. The vanilla custard is a base out of which many ice cream variations can be made from.

Ingredients:
- 1 vanilla custard portion from the French Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe
- 500 gr (1 pound) strawberries, chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons sugar

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I love strawberries, you can use frozen ones, if you are in a pinch, but make sure to strain the seeds. With fresh strawberries you don't need to do that, since they are soft.


Wash the strawberries first, and trim of the leaves.


Juice a lemon and save two tablespoons. (Use the rest of the juice for a nice fresh lemonade).


Slice the strawberries into small chunks .


After you have diced them, sprinkle them with two tablespoons of sugar and leave them to steep for 20 minutes, so that all of the flavors will infuse.

 

Take the chilled custard out of the fridge. The custard needs to me made one day ahead, so that it's cold for your ice cream maker. If you are not using one, then you can make the custard the same day, but make sure that it's completely cooled before preparing the strawberries.


Puree the strawberries in a small blender, or if you don't have one, use a fork and mash them. If you mash them you will have small chunks of strawberry in the finished product.


Put the strawberry puree and the lemon juice into the vanilla custard and mix thoroughly. 



Put the custard into your ice cream maker. 
Tip if you don't have an Ice Cream maker: If you don't have an Ice Cream Maker don't be alarmed. You can make this without one (even though It won't taste quite the same). The trick is, once you pour the mixture into the airtight container in the end, take it out of the freezer every 30 minutes for the next 5-6 hours and give it a good stir. That way you'll get rid of the ice crystals that stop the ice cream from being creamy.


This is creamy, rich and refreshing. The strawberries come out nicely in this and they are very flavorful. This makes a lot of ice cream. Store it in an airtight container and put it in your freezer.

What types of ice creams do you like? Do you make your own? I know buying it is convenient, but the taste of fresh ice cream is unbeatable and it's so easy to make. Thanks for stopping by!

37 comments:

  1. Oh, that looks wonderful! Home made is always the best!

    We make ice cream here, too, but usually we buy (need instant fix!) premium ice cream, slice some strawberries, and add a shot of cognac. ;) Instant YUM!

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  2. I like all ice cream, Vanilla is my favorite, with fruit I go for peaches, bananas or strawberries. my mother always made our ice cream in the old fashioned churn...this looks divine to me

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    1. Peaches would be good too for me. Must try that when they come into season.

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  3. Oh, yes!! Home made is definitely the best and yours looks delicious, Mersad! I bought strawberries yesterday so I'm copying your recipe for the weekend!! Thanks for sharing!! And I hope your weekend is a great one!!

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    1. Hope you will like it. We were more then satisfied.

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  4. Our locally grown strawberries don't show up until June, but that is a great time to put your recipe to the test. Yes, we make our own ice cream. It is best shared with friends and family. A wonderful early summer treat. Your photos of the process are mouth watering.

    Thank you for your comment on my photos. You are too kind.

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    1. These here that I had are early ones as well. They will be in full bloom during April and May.

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  5. Oh my, there's just nothing like home-made ice cream. My grandparents used to make with the old wooden maker that they had to crank by hand. We all took turns cranking...such fun, and so delicious!

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    1. I bet that was a lot of work.

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  6. I Love strawberries, and I think your ice cream will be absolutely good
    See you
    Stefano

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  7. Sieht megalecker aus, und scheint gar nicht so kompliziert zu sein zu machen, nur ich habe keine solche Maschine, womit du es zu Creme gemacht hast. LG

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    1. Du kannst die Eiscreme in ein Behältnis tuhn, und dann jede 30 minuten aus dem Gefrierfach rausnehmen und kräftig durchrühren. Wiederhole das 5-6 mal, bis die Eiscreme gefrohren ist. Das musst Du machen damit die Eiskristalle verschwinden. Aber die Maschine macht das natürlich besser und schneller. Die sind auch nicht teuer.

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  8. :) ich liebe Eis - ein tolles Rezept!
    Ich habe mir schon einige Male Eis gemacht und habe dann Baiser anstatt nur Zucker genommen - auch sehr lecker.
    Deine Fotos machen jedenfalls Appetit :)!

    Liebe Grüße von Senna

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    1. Du kannst auch Stevia nehmen, was ein natürlicher Zuckerersatz ist.

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  9. That looks delicious and the strawberries are such a rich red.

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  10. You've put a lot of work into all of this....beautiful sharing and I imagine that ice cream is spectacularly delicious!!

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  11. That looks so wonderful. I love strawberry season because rhubarb is around then and I love the combination of strawberries and rhubarb.

    My "See It Sunday" is of the fabulous Hong Kong light show!

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  12. Beautiful, crisp photos of this process.

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  13. Outstanding food photos. Your work could illustrate cookbooks.

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  14. I have never had home made ice cream but yours looks delicious. If I buy anything, it's some frozen yogurt for myself as hubby doesn't eat it.

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    1. I make frozen yogurt in this machine as well. It's lighter then ice cream, but you can make it equally delicious.

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  15. The ice cream does look delicious, Mersad.The sunny taste of strawberries is one I look forward to come June, when they ripen here. I'm lucky that local farms grow them. (Could you please add a link back to Sunlit Sunday; I think you forgot to do so this week. Thank you.)

    Have a wonderful week!

    Karen

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    1. Yes I will. I indeed forgot it.

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  16. Homemade is the best!

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    1. I fully agree. I can't remember the last time I bought ice cream or sorbet.

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  17. Also Erdbeeren liebe ich auch, aber Erdbeereis habe ich noch nie selbstgemacht. Wahrscheinlich weil ich das bis dato nie mochte. Finde immer es schmeckt irgendwie künstlich, so gar nicht nach Erdbeere. Nach deinen tollen Bildern bin ich nun aber wieder auf den Geschmack gekommen. Sollte es vielleicht doch mal versuchen.

    Liebe Grüssle

    Nova

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    1. Wenn Du es mit richtigen Erdbeeren machst, und kein Aroma benutzt, hat es einen autentischen Erdbeergeschmack, und ist überhaupt nicht künstlich.

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  18. Great shots showing the process leading up to the YUMMY looking ice cream!
    Strawberries are a favorite for me.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Carletta.

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  19. Oh my that looks so good Mersad. I have a real soft spot for ice cream that I try hard to curb, I think if I had an ice cream maker it would be way too tempting. Vanilla is my fav when I do indulge :)

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  20. Oh my, Mersad! Makes me long for summer days when our children were young and the grandparents often visited on Sunday afternoon. Mixing the ingredients for strawberry ice cream and anticipating the end results. The electric churn (ice cream machine) that we use is a bit different in that one must add ice and rock salt to freeze the yummy concoction. In the old days, the churn had a hand crank and the young ones took turns with muscle power! A delightful post that brought such fond memories! Smiles...Susan

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    1. That's the delightful way to make ice cream of course it is harder but I guess it creates fond memories with the family thank you for visiting

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  21. Your ice cream not only looks refreshing, but it also looks so pretty. I love the photo of the strawberries in a paper bag. The contrast is beautiful.

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