Thursday, July 15, 2010

Sleepover Strawberry Ice Cream

We had our very first sleepover at our house, and we made strawberry ice cream together.  Our little guest had never made ice cream before, so this was an introduction to our family’s obsession. 

Thankfully, all that ice cream didn’t  keep the girls up all night!


1 pound strawberries, hulled and chopped

2 tbs lemon juice

1 cup sugar

1 cup whole milk

2 cups heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla

1.  Combine strawberries with lemon juice and 1/3 cup sugar.  Allow the strawberries to macerate, about an hour.


2.  Combine milk and sugar, whisking until the sugar is dissolved.

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Getting ready to whisk!!

3.   Add vanilla and heavy cream, continue to whisk until well combined. 

IMG_8757 All three girls, hard at work.  S6 is in the back ground, mashing away while G8 is with our guest, measuring the cream.



4.  Pour in the liquid from the strawberries. Reserve the strawberries.

5.  Churn ice cream, per manufacturer’s directions


My girls waiting for mom to get the ice cream into the ice cream maker!




6.  Add the strawberries to the ice cream during the last 5 minutes of churning. (Sometimes the pound of strawberries produces a little too much strawberry; we use the excess for a topping.)


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Enjoying our ice cream cones!


Paul & Melissa said...

yum, strawberry is one of our favorite recipe too!

Andrea Fortenberry said...

You are totally a girl after my own heart: ice cream is my favorite!