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Yes, you can make ice cream at home that tastes super-deluxe! I read a review from another site where the chef used the entire purée, apparently with great results. I instead followed the "true" directions but found the strawberry flavor weak and the color was drab, so I swirled the purée into the finished ice cream when pouring into the storage container. The ice cream was good but the purée swirl became icy (would have needed corn syrup). Next time, I will macerate the strawberries (put cut strawberries into strainer, sprinkle sugar on top and extract the juices), then use the entire puréed pint without swirling. The flavor of macerated strawberries will be similar to roasting because the berries loose water without heating the house. I would also like to try replacing the lemon juice with balsamic vinegar. thanks for posting, this is an amazing recipe!
This is absolutely my favorite Jeni's flavor. So glad to have come across a recipe for it so I can make it at home with some strawberries I picked yesterday. Jeni's is a rare treat as I don't live in Columbus. But even with this recipe at home, I'll always go back because her creativity and unique flavors always surprise me.