Total Time
Prep 1 hr
Cook 3 hrs

My mom made this easy summertime dessert when we were growing up. It was always popular and so refreshing on a hot summer afternoon. (Cook time is freeze time for a "soft serve" consistency.)


  1. Mix three ingredients in freezer-proof large mixing bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and partially freeze. (about 45 minutes to an hour).
  2. Remove from freezer and beat with electric mixer until smooth; about 1 minute. (There will be chunks of strawberries).
  3. Pour into individual dishes or paper cups if desired. Return to freezer until firm and ready to serve! Will be "soft serve" consistency in about 3 hours. If you prefer it firmer and more like ice cream, freeze for at least 10-12 hours. Garnished with fresh strawberries if desired.


Most Helpful

How can something so good be so simple? This is nice, light and refreshing. I made this as written and garnished with sliced fresh strawberries. Toddler DS really enjoyed the 'pink ice cream.' I used fat-free sour cream and left it in a single bowl, serving from that (removed from the freezer at the start of a meal, just to soften enough to serve). The partial freeze took 2-3 hours in my freezer and yet the edges were frozen while the middle was still a bit runny. It was fine in the mixer nonetheless. We will be enjoying this many times, particularly in the summer. I might even try this with some other fruit. Thanks!

Ducky March 28, 2004

Very good! We liked it at the soft serve consistency best. I couldn't believe how easy this was and very tasty with the sour cream. Thank you for a great recipe.

KellyMac6 August 27, 2009

Yummy! I used vanilla yogurt. So very good and easy to make! Made for the Everyone is Making the Same Thing Photo event.

Sharon123 July 30, 2009

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a