Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is best with peak season fresh strawberries. Requires an ice cream maker.

Directions

  1. Add strawberries and salt to the container of a food processor or blender; Puree mixture--there should be about 2 cups of puree; set aside.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar into the eggs until thickened and pale yellow in color; set aside.
  3. Add the half-and-half to a medium-sized saucepan; bring to a simmer (do not bring to a boil).
  4. Slowly beat the hot half-and-half mixture into the eggs and sugar (I use a stand mixer and slowly pour in the hot half/half while the mixer is running on low speed).
  5. Pour the entire mixture back into the saucepan and place on stove burner set on low heat.
  6. Stir mixture constantly, using a whisk or wooden spoon, until the custard thickens slightly (again, don't let mixture boil).
  7. Remove pan from heat and pour hot custard through a strainer into a large clean bowl.
  8. Allow mixture to cool slightly.
  9. Add in the strawberry puree, cream, and vanilla; stir to combine.
  10. Cover and refrigerate until cold or overnight.
  11. Stir the chilled custard.
  12. Freeze in 1 or 2 batches in an ice cream maker/freezer following the manufacturer's directions.
  13. May eat ice cream as soon as it is done or transfer to a freezer container and freeze 2 hours for a firmer ice cream.
Most Helpful

I was disappointed in the flavor of this ice cream. My strawberries were sweet but IMHO the ice cream still needed more than the 1/3rd cup sugar listed in the recipe. I checked other ice cream recipes and many called for at least 3/4 c. sugar. If I were to make this again, I would bump up the sugar amount considerably.

Marie Nixon April 16, 2014

This is absolutely delicious ice cream!! It is my first time to make homemade ice cream in any flavor but vanilla and it's a big hit! I had some strawberries that needed to be used before we left for vacation and this fit the bill. I luckily doubled the recipe and used a whole quart of half and half and omitted the cream. I appreciate that this cooks the egg since I can't bring myself to serve anything with raw egg in it! Definitely worth the effort. DH even loves it and he usually could care less about homemade ice cream! I highly recommend and will definitely make it again! Made for Bargain Basement tag game.

StacyMD187373 April 25, 2010