Homemade Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream month, and the Festive Foodies are having an Ice Cream Social! Grab a spoon and dig in to all the awesome recipes we're sharing today!

We're huge fans of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.  We've road tripped up to the factory and done the tour, which is so fun!  I've had the Ben & Jerry's Ice cream & Dessert Book for many, many years, and have made quite a few of the recipes from it. Since strawberry season is still going on in New Hampshire, I chose that recipe this time around.

I have a stand alone ice cream maker that requires rock salt, but I also have an attachment for my KitchenAid stand mixer. I keep the bowl part in my upright freezer all the time, that way I don't have to wait for it to get cold if the urge to make ice cream strikes.

The Sweet Cream Base is uncooked, so if you have concerns about raw eggs, you can buy pasteurized. I used local eggs and went with the heavy cream.  I chose to add the liquid from macerating the strawberries to the base, and then added the strawberrries at the end. It gave the ice cream a beautiful pink color without having to use any food coloring.

This was so good, I actually had to hide half of it from my guys to keep them from devouring it all.  I needed it for another recipe I'll be sharing soon.  Thank you to all of the #FestiveFoodies for joining in with me, I'm very happy that I got to host the #IceCreamSocial this time around!






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Homemade Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
Ingredients
1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/3 cup sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
Sweet Cream Base
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk

Combine strawberries, lemon juice and sugar in a bowl.  Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Prepare the sweet cream base.  Whisk the eggs until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.   Whisk in sugar, a little at a time until completely blended.  Pour in cream and milk, and the liqud from the strawberry mixture and whisk to blend.

Pour into your ice cream maker, and freeze according to the manufacturer's directions.  Once ice cream stiffens, add the mashed strawberries and continue to freeze to desired texture.

*I churned mine using a KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment for about 25 minutes, added the strawberries and then ran it about 5 minutes more.  I moved the ice cream to air tight containers and let it freeze for a few hours before serving.
Source: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream and Desserts Book





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    Comments

    1. I LOVE homemade strawberry ice cream and your recipe sounds perfect.

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    2. Oh how I adore strawberry ice cream but this fresh version with the actual chunks of strawberries is PERFECTION!! So pretty and so much better homemade!

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    3. Having fresh strawberries in strawberry ice cream sounds delicious. I can't wait to try this.

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    4. I love the strawberry chunks in there, sounds delicious!

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    5. A yummy classic! This sounds so perfect for summer! Thanks for hosting this event too...it was a great excuse to make ice cream AGAIN!!! (So much ice cream happening at our house this summer!)

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    6. Yum! Perfect recipe to have on hand during strawberry season
      Thanks for hosting such a fun event!

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