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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is a great kid-friendly recipe. It's really fun to add homegrown strawberries, too.

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Back in July there’s this little holiday, National Strawberry Sundae Day. I was commissioned by a publisher to come up with a recipe to celebrate the holiday and so I thought a homemade strawberry ice cream recipe was in order. Making the ice cream was fun and it turned out delicious. I think I had even more fun though, turning this holiday into a little strawberry sundae picnic! I thrifted this cute set of plates for the occasion and set up a kid-friendly table in the grass (in case plates were dropped or thrown!) with an overturned crate. I set our table with an old baby blanket, picked the some of the few remaining flowers from the garden and grabbed some fresh strawberries from the farmer’s stand. Unfortunately, our strawberry plants only produced one strawberry this year. I don’t think they are getting enough sun but at least I was able to use some of the leaves and a flower for decoration!

Making ice cream is a fall festival tradition for our extended family. It’s a fun family activity to do in the fall as a sort of last hurrah as we get into the colored months. And bonus that the ice cream doesn’t melt as you can see it was starting to do when I took these photos in July.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker that’s OK. Here’s how to make ice cream without a machine.

To make a sundae, I just used a plain waffle (I cheated and used frozen ones but you could make your own and I’m sure they would be a million times better), strawberry ice cream, strawberry syrup, whipped cream and fresh-picked strawberries to top it off.
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is a great kid-friendly recipe. It's really fun to add homegrown strawberries, too.
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Skill Level: Easy
Recipe Type: Fruit, Kid-Friendly, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Yield: 1.25 quarts

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 pint mashed fresh strawberries
  • 2 drops red food coloring

Instructions

  • Beat together milk, heavy whipping cream, sugar, salt, vanilla, lemon, strawberries and food coloring in a large bowl.
  • Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and prepare according to your maker's instructions.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
Amount per Serving
Calories
719
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
48
g
74
%
Saturated Fat
 
30
g
188
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
14
g
Cholesterol
 
175
mg
58
%
Sodium
 
245
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
435
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
68
g
23
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
62
g
69
%
Protein
 
7
g
14
%
Vitamin A
 
1961
IU
39
%
Vitamin C
 
71
mg
86
%
Calcium
 
235
mg
24
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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