Monday, May 9, 2011
Homemade Convenience Foods: Strawberry Ice Cream
Honestly, I am NOT an ice cream fan.
My family could eat it daily... the only time I like ice cream is when we make it ourselves and then I only want a smidgen. Let's just say, I had more than a smidgen last night. :)
Here's how I made it.
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
1 quart frozen berries
2 cups sugar (more or less to taste)
2 eggs *** note, I have no problem consuming raw fresh eggs, but if you do, you can totally omit this***
4 tsp vanilla
1 quart heavy cream
1 can of sweetened condensed milk (optional)
I took the frozen berries, sugar, vanilla and cream and pureed in a blender. My blender isn't huge, so I had to do this a few times to get it all through. Afterwards, I just poured it into my ice cream maker.
Once everything but the milk was put through the blender. I added milk to the reservoir to get to the fill line.
Mix with wooden spoon.
This is a good rule of thumb. You want the ice cream to taste somewhat overpowering. If it is bland now, it is going to be very bland later. Now's the time to add more vanilla, sugar, berries.... whatever it might need.
With the ice cream maker we own now, you insert the dasher and cover. Then lower into the bucket. Layer with ice and rock salt and plug in. It will turn until it thickens. Once the machine slows and stops then your ice cream is ready if you like soft serve.
If you want to make it more firm, ladle into a freezer container and freeze until your liking.
Either way, this is the BEST Strawberry Ice Cream you will ever try!