How To Make Strawberry Ice Cream

First published: May 1, 2013 in Recipes

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strawberry ice cream featureStrawberry ice cream is always family favorite! You will need to choose berries that are ripe and red in the centre – those will give you the best flavour!

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups of milk
  • 1-1/2 cups of whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 strip of orange zest – about 2 inches long
  • 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • pinch of salt

Strawberry puree:

  • 4 cups of hulled strawberries
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

How to make the strawberry puree:

  1. In food processor, puree together strawberries, sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Strain into a bowl and refrigerate.

Making the ice cream:

  1. In a saucepan, heat together milk, cream, orange zest over medium heat until tiny bubbles form around edge.
  2. Remove from heat; cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar and salt; slowly whisk in cream mixture
  5. Return to pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick enough to coat back of a spoon. – about 8 minutes
  6. Strain into bowl and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  7. Reserving 1/4 cup of the puree, stir remaining puree into egg mixture
  8. Pour into 9 inch square pan
  9. Place plastic wrap directly onto the surface and freeze until almost solid – 3-4 hours
  10. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth.
  11. You can also freeze in ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  12. Spoon one quarter of the ice cream into airtight container and add one-third of the reserved puree, swirling slightly with spoon.
  13. Repeat twice.
  14. Cover with remaining ice cream and freeze until firm – about 6 hours.
  15. You can freeze this ice cream for up to one week.

Hope you will enjoy this recipe  – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is welcomed and very much appreciated!

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