Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream


Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream: This homemade ice cream is creamy, dreamy, and made with fresh strawberries. It is so delicious!

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream: This homemade strawberry ice cream is creamy, dreamy, and made with fresh strawberries. It is so delicious! | www.alattefood.com
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream: This homemade strawberry ice cream is creamy, dreamy, and made with fresh strawberries. It is so delicious! | www.alattefood.com I’m bringing you back-to-back ice cream recipes! And you know what? I don’t hate it. In fact, I love it.

Ice cream is the picture of summer, and this particular ice cream is the picture of health.

Hah. Not really. It is made with fresh strawberries and there is honey in it, so that has to count for something, right?

Though, the heavy amounts of cream, half and half, and sugar probably tip the scales away from health. Maybe. I don’t think it’s the least healthy ice cream in the world, but I also don’t like to measure the calories in my desserts. Like I mentioned here, I prefer to eat my desserts in blissful ignorance, as to not have each bite tainted with guilt and regret.

And, really, how can you feel any guilt when you’re eating some as pretty as this ice cream with its fresh strawberries pieces swirled throughout! It’s totally the Molly Ringwald of the prom in Pretty in Pink.

And, I have decided, pretty desserts do not count in the calorie department. It’s a thing.

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream: This homemade strawberry ice cream is creamy, dreamy, and made with fresh strawberries. It is so delicious! | www.alattefood.com Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream: This homemade strawberry ice cream is creamy, dreamy, and made with fresh strawberries. It is so delicious! | www.alattefood.com So this ice cream. This ice cream is made with an ice cream maker, but it is so worth the investment! I have used mine countless times and absolutely love it!

Now, the recipe calls for just a few simple ingredients: heavy whipping cream, half and half, strawberries, honey, sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. And, it is seriously so simple to whip up!

Breaking down the recipe a bit, the first thing to do is to hull and chop your strawberries into small pieces. In a large bowl, mix the strawberries with the sugar, honey, and lemon juice, and allow the mixture to sit about 15-20 minutes. The sugars and acid from the lemon juice will release the strawberry juices, making them softer.

Once they have set, with a potato masher, fork, or pastry cutter, mash the strawberry mixture until there are no longer any big pieces throughout. Doing this by hand will give you nice strawberry pieces. If you prefer a smoother ice cream, use a blender or food processor to puree them.

Add heavy cream, half and half, and vanilla extract to the strawberry mixture. Pour into an ice cream maker and follow your manufacturer’s directions (mine took about 15-20 minutes). Once churned, if you like it soft serve, go ahead and enjoy! But, if you prefer it a bit thicker, chill it for 3-4 hours in the freezer. Before serving, allow it to sit out 5-10 minutes or so to soften, making it easier to scoop.

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream: This homemade strawberry ice cream is creamy, dreamy, and made with fresh strawberries. It is so delicious! | www.alattefood.com

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: About 3 cups

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix strawberries, honey, sugar, and lemon juice. Allow to sit 15-20 minutes, or until the strawberries have released their juices.
  2. Mash the mixture with a potato masher, fork, or pastry cutter until there are no longer any large strawberry pieces (if you prefer a smooth ice cream, use a blender or food processor instead*).
  3. To the strawberries, mix heavy cream, half and half, and vanilla extract. Stir just until combined.
  4. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker, and follow your manufacturer's instructions (mine took about 15-20 minutes to churn). You can eat the ice cream soft-serve, or freeze it in an airtight container for 3-4 hours to thicken it up slightly. For best results, allow the ice cream to sit 5-10 minutes to soften before serving.
  5. Enjoy!

Notes

*If you puree the strawberries, I would suggest only using 2/3 - 1 cup of strawberries, as the liquid consistency can make the ice cream less creamy if you use the full 1 1/2 cups.

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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream: This homemade strawberry ice cream is creamy, dreamy, and made with fresh strawberries. It is so delicious! | www.alattefood.com
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{Baked} Strawberry Shortcake Donuts

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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream: This homemade strawberry ice cream is creamy, dreamy, and made with fresh strawberries. It is so delicious! | www.alattefood.com

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38 comments

  1. Kristina says:

    I love strawberry ice cream! I’ve never tried homemade, but I have an ice cream maker! I think this will be my first recipe!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    An ice cream maker is on my list of appliances to get! And you’re totally convincing me to do so asap! This ice cream looks SO good, Michelle! I’m sure this homemade kind is way better than the store bought stuff!

  3. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says:

    You are totally the queen of ice cream, Michelle! I just LOVE a good ‘ol fashioned strawberry ice cream and I am counting down the seconds until we have fresh local summer strawberries so I can make this! Love the big chunks of juicy strawberries throughout this ice cream!

  4. Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron says:

    I had to make a choice between a kitchenaid pasta maker attachment or ice cream maker and foolishly went with the pasta maker (which is now gathering dust). I am seriously regretting it now, looking at your gorgeous ice cream! Looks completely delicious!

  5. Danielle says:

    I wish pretty desserts didn’t count in the calorie department, because I would eat all of this ice cream! This looks so delicious and beautiful too!

  6. Katie P says:

    The ice cream is easy and was fantastic! I can’t believe mine looked like the picture too…and people if you haven’t tried Michelle’s strawberry hand pies?? What are you waiting for??!! Yummmmy thank you!

  7. karen d. says:

    strawberry ice cream

    got a ice cream ,maker for Christmas (I have a large one that you use with ice and rock salt for family gatherings). this is my first time using it. I used a teaspoon of balsamic vinegar instead of lemon juice. balsamic makes the strawberries have a sweeter, deeper flavor. thanks for the smaller recipe.

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