Prep 1 hr
Cook 0 mins
Good enough to be served at Ben & Jerry's. Use fresh, good-quality ingredients. I love to make this during strawberry season. Plan to refrigerate berries in sugar for 1 hour before making ice cream.
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar, divided
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup sugar in a mixing bowl, set aside in fridge for 1 hour.
- In large mixing bowl beat eggs until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Gradually add 3/4 cups sugar, mixing well. Stir in milk and vanilla and mix well.
- Add strawberries with juice and mix well.
- Gently stir in whipping cream just until combined.
- Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer's instructions.
- I use a Donvier ice cream maker that doesn't require ice or salt and it works great!
Delicious straight out of the freezer as soft-serve. I'd add a word of caution though, this recipe is for a 2-quart freezer, not the more common 1.5-quart size. This just meant that I had to eat a few extra strawberries drenched in sweet cream and vanilla. It was tough, but I made it through. My Cuisinart ice cream freezer didn't deal weal with the chunks, so I hit it with a hand blender until the strawberry goodness turned the entire mix a delicious pink.
I was uncomfortable with the raw eggs in this recipe, as I was going to be serving it at my 2 year old's birthday party. I followed the recipe, but after beating the eggs, sugar and adding the milk, I heated the mixture to boiling over low heat. I then added the vanilla, and cooled the mixture in the refrigerator. After cooling, I added the strawberries and cream, then placed in my ice cream maker. The texture and flavor were great, even after freezing overnight. This tastes like Bryer's strawberry ice cream. Delicious!
This ice cream is amazing! I always make sure to puree the strawberries because once you put the finished ice cream into the freezer then the strawberries turn into ice chunks if left too big. I mix in crumbled up home made graham cracker crust into this and it's awesome!