I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream!

Hello and welcome to the first day of the Almost Summer Sundae Celebration! Yes, we know that’s a lot of “S”s, so we are kicking off with an ice cream that starts with an s! Can you guess what it is? I’ll give you a hint. What’s a classic ice cream, part of a carton of Neopolitan, and my personal favorite ice cream? You guessed it!!! Strawberry!! I love this flavor and I think you will too!

Don’t forget to leave a comment for a chance at this week’s great prize!

6 cups fresh strawberries (about 3 pints)

1 1/2 cup sugar

4 cups dairy (I like to use 2 cups of heavy cream and 2 cups of light cream, but you decide how rich you want it)

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Clean the berries and put them in a bowl. Crush them into a chunky puree with your hands, a potato masher, or stick blender. Stir in 3/4 cup sugar and let it sit one hour.

Add the dairy, the rest of the sugar, and the vanilla. Stir. Chill until cold.

Pour the mixture into the canister of your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s directions. (With my Cuisinart, I just press a button and let it run for about 30 minutes. It couldn’t be easier!

This is so much better than anything you’ll find in the supermarket’s freezer case!

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2 responses

  1. Hi Eve! I’m new to your blog and I have a question about your ice cream recipes. Do you think they would work in an electric soft-serve ice cream maker (like the Cuisinart ICE-45)? I use a KitchenAid Stand Mixer with an Ice Cream Maker attachment and think your recipes will work fine! But, I’m going to visit my Mom next month and she has a soft-serve maker and would love for her to taste some of your recipes. Do you have a banana flavored ice cream recipe? Thanks!

    • Hi Robin,

      Welcome and thanks for reading! Good luck in my latest contest. (I draw the winner using random.org.)

      I’m sorry that I don’t know anything about soft-serve machines. I never used one. If you decide to experiment, please let us know how you make out!

      I do have a good banana recipe. Combine 2 cups of light cream with a 14-oz. can of sweetened condensed milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Chill the mixture. Mash up 2 super-ripe bananas with a dash of lemon juice. Process the cream mixture in your machine until it’s halfway done and still sort of gloopy. Add the mashed bananas and process a little longer. Enjoy = )

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