Summer’s sweet strawberry’s make a huge impact on this Easy Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe combined with fresh cream.
Easy Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe Video
Why Strawberry Ice Cream?
It is summer and you know what that means —“I scream we all scream for Ice Cream!!!” Last summer I was blessed to get an amazing birthday gift from my husband an ice cream maker and I thoroughly enjoy making ice cream that is homemade and fresh.
Ice Cream is a frozen mixture of water, sugar and liquid such as milk and cream. While making ice cream it is essential to mix your mixture during the process.
In 1776, marks the signing of the :The Declaration of Independence: but, the year of the first ice cream parlor. An American treat especially in the summertime.
There are other ice creams such as sherbet which is made with a fruit juice verses milk or cream.
Ice Cream can be made with eggs which will be a custard. Today, we will be making a non custard.
BENEFITS OF STRAWBERRIES
First, can I just say, there is nothing better than fresh picked wild strawberries from a garden to create this easy sourdough strawberry muffin recipe.
Strawberries can be grown in varies variety and are a perennials.
Here on the homestead strawberries remind us of summertime but, they are no stranger during the winter months.
On the homestead, when we cannot get our hands on freshly picked organic strawberries we buy frozen or in the produce section from our supermarket.
Now we know berries in the summer are ultimate and summertime is the best time for the best tasty strawberries but, in Michigan we do what we can to get some berries in the farmhouse weekly.
These gorgeous berry called a Strawberry are a consider a superfood around here with their sweet taste and many benefits. Strawberries are loaded with vitamin C, potassium and fiber and essential for your health. Having berries in your diet will help with fighting infections and viruses.
After eating a bowl of strawberries you will have digested your daily intake.
The bright color of red that each berry will provide antioxidants that can help fight cancer and heart disease.
I rely on frozen to add to smoothies and the make these Easy Sourdough Strawberry Muffins.
When purchasing fresh organic strawberries look for bright red color and a sweet fragrant.
Strawberries should be medium in size. Picking local strawberries at a patch or your own garden provide the best flavor and enhance the flavoring on these easy sourdough strawberry muffins.
Always remember to clean your strawberries before eating in a bowl or sink of cold water with a teaspoon of vinegar.
You can freeze strawberries in freezer for up to six months or store in refrigerator for up to three days.
Benefits of Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
- Making and enjoying homemade strawberry ice cream is a comfort food that will bring joy.
- Fresh ingredients will enhance flavor of this homemade strawberry ice cream.
- Homemade ice cream is healthier because the ingredients are control and minimum.
- From scratch ice cream has many variety’s and flavor; one will not get bored!
- Making homemade ice cream eliminates preservatives and artificial flavors.
- In this homemade strawberry ice cream recipe you can control levels of sugar.
- Ice Cream can be made to suit any allergy and/or dietary needs.
- Strawberries contain vitamin C; which an essential for a healthy diet.
Tools Needed for this Easy Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
- Ice Cream Machine
- Ice Cream Scoop
- Fine Mesh Strainer
- Stainless Stain Loaf Pan
- Measuring Spoons and Cups
- Glass Bowl
- Fork or Potato Masher
Tips and Tricks of Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
- For best results, chill all your ingredients.
- Use fresh and whole ingredient for a rich and creamy taste.
- Freeze ice cream for eight hours before serving.
- Dip your ice cream scooper in warm water for easy scooping of hard ice cream after placing on the counter for ten minutes.
- Add plastic wrap on the ice creams surface when storing in the freezer to prevent freezer burn.
- Store left overs in an airtight container for up to two months.
Picking Tastier Strawberries
Pick organic strawberries over conventionally because they taste great.
Organic Strawberries grow slower but, have a vibrant flavor.
If strawberries are grown organically; vitamin C is richer.
Eating organic strawberries, will eliminate exposure of over hundreds of pesticides
All organic crops including strawberries are inspected yearly, and are not genetically modified.
Why Buy Organic Strawberries?
- Research indicates organic food has twice the nutritional value of conventional food.
- Organic food contains less dangerous heavy-metal residues such as aluminum, lead and mercury of conventional food.
- Most conventional produce contains pesticides that have been determined to cause cancer, along with other serious diseases and allergies. With a child that battle cancer for almost 4 years I am sorry but, this is not the route I want to travel.
First, the dirty dozen: I try my hardest to buy organic on every fruit and veggie but, to stay in budget I may only buy certain produce organic…
- bell peppers
- imported grapes
The USDA defines organic as any food produced w/o antibiotics, growth hormones and pesticides. Organic Farms use fertilizers that aren’t made w/ synthetic ingredients or sewage sludge… Organic farmers do not zap food with radiation to kill bacteria nor alter plants to make them hardier which in turn makes food the is produce on our land more nutritious.
If you are watching your wallet which I know we all are these days:
Next, These are the veggies and fruits with the lowest amt of pesticides…
- sweet peas
- sweet potatoes
Remember, to always if you can find at local farmers markets and on sale buy Organic.
If a packages says, organic it does not always mean it is nutritious for your family. It still have high fat, sugar and salt. Read labels, question ingredients and make a conscience choice of what you are feeding your family and putting in your mouth…
Easy Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
This easy strawberry ice cream recipe makes about a dozen one scoop servings. I love serving my ice cream in glass bowls or in a waffle cone.
Here is what you will need:
- Three cups of fresh strawberries, slices and stemmed
- 4 tablespoons for freshly squeezed lemon juice
- Dash of sea Salt
- 1 ½ cups of raw organic sugar
- One and half cups of organic whole milk
- 2 ¾ cups of heavy cream
- 1 ½ teaspoons of pure vanilla extract
First, in a bowl, combine strawberries with freshly squeezed lemon juice and half cup of sugar.
Stir and let marinate for two hours covered with a tea towel. Strain berries but, save juices. Mash the berries a little with the back of a fork or potato masher. Next, with a hand mixer or any mixers on low speed combine milk, remaining sugar for two minutes.
Next, stir in heavy cream, and reserved strawberry juice, sea salt, vanilla and three fourth’s of the mashed berries. Turn on your ice cream machine and pour mixture into machine this will take about twenty five minutes.
Finally, five minutes before ice cream machine is done add remaining mashed berries. Store in an air tight container. Serve ice cream in a bowl, cup or cone. Use a ice cream scooper dipped in water to scoop this delicious treat out easier.