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Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

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This easy homemade strawberry ice cream is the perfect dessert for those hot summer days.

Strawberry Ice cream in the container with scoop

This past weekend, Kroger had their strawberries on sale for $1.79 a pint. I grabbed 3 and decided to make a batch of easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream.

This ice cream is one of the easiest I have ever made — and the best part? There are no eggs at all in this recipe. It's creamy, delicious, so full of strawberry flavor. You will definitely want to make a batch of this for yourself — especially on those hot summer days.

How to Make Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

strawberry ice cream in container with strawberries on the side

This recipe is so easy and comes together so quickly. It's my new favorite way to eat ice cream.

Start by dicing up your strawberries. You do not want to do a fine dice because you want to have bigger chunks in your ice cream. Just cut them up in a rustic chop. You need about 2 cups of diced strawberries.

diced strawberries in a glass cup

Once you get the strawberries diced up, place them in a bowl and add in 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of honey, and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Mix to combine and then set aside for 20 minutes. You are giving your strawberries time to macerate (release their juices). After 20 minutes, take your potato masher or a fork and break up the strawberries into the juice. Then mix together again.

strawberries and cream  before being mixed together

Once the strawberries have done their thing and released their juices, combine 1 cup of heavy cream, 1/2 cup of half and half, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla together. 

Mix well and then combine with the strawberries. Stir to combine together.

strawberries and cream combined together for easy homemade strawberry ice cream

Now, depending on what type of ice cream maker you are using, follow the instructions. You can use the kind like I have — the old fashioned kind, or you can use the newer version that does not use ice.

Place the strawberry cream mixture into the canister or bowl of your ice cream maker and follow instructions.

Let run until ice cream gets to the soft serve stage.

ice cream maker for easy homemade strawberry ice cream

You can eat it at this stage if you like, or you can freeze it for a couple of hours to get it to a harder ice cream stage. I like mine a little harder, so I let mine go a little longer.

easy homemade strawberry ice cream in container with silver scoop

Once it has frozen to your specified hardness, scoop out and enjoy on the back patio! A hot summer day is a perfect time to have a yummy easy homemade strawberry ice cream cone.

strawberry ice cream in cone close up

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Yield: 4 cups

Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

This easy homemade strawberry ice cream is creamy and delicious. It's made with fresh strawberries and incredibly easy to make.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 cup of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine the strawberries, sugar, honey and lemon juice. Allow it to set for 20 minutes until the strawberries have released their juices.
  2. Mash the strawberries with a potato masher or fork, until the big chunks have been broken down.
  3. Add heavy cream, half and half, and vanilla extract to strawberries and mix to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and follow your manufacturer's instructions.
  5. At this point, you can eat the ice cream in a soft serve state, or you can freeze it in an airtight container for about 2 hours to thicken up slightly.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/2 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 200Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 18mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

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Krystel | Frugal Living

Saturday 1st of June 2019

I feel like I would use this machine once and it would collect dust. But I would love to try this

Kiwi

Friday 31st of May 2019

Looks delicious. Anything homemade is 10x better I would love a scoop of this!

Heather

Friday 31st of May 2019

Wow, this recipe looks so creamy and delicious. I can't wait to make it. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel

Thursday 30th of May 2019

I have some of my best memories of growing up making strawberry ice cream with my grandpa

Alyzza Sanchez

Thursday 30th of May 2019

It is summer here and ice cream is totally nice idea to beat the heat. We will try your recipe tomorrow!

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