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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
Prep Time
40 mins
3 hrs
Total Time
40 mins
This Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream is creamy, dreamy, and made with fresh strawberries. This homemade Strawberry Ice Cream recipe is incredibly easy, making it the perfect spring and summer dessert! 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade strawberry ice cream
Servings: 3 cups
Author: Michelle
  • 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
  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 at room temperature for about 5-10 minutes to soften before serving.

  5. Enjoy!
Recipe 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.

*The prep time refers to making the ice cream and does not include the chill time.