It's the end of summer...Oh heck - it's October, it's really Fall... Strawberries are still in the stores, but alas... it's time to put away the berries. Whether you can them, jam them or freeze them, they won't be the same again until Spring.
The strawberries in my fridge were looking a bit past the due date, so I decided to send them off in style! I made Strawberry Ice Cream with them!
I posted a simple Vanilla ice cream which has a great cream base by Ben & Jerry.
This cream base is even EASIER!! (Still from the Ben & Jerry Ice Cream book)
You will need:
2 Cups of Light Cream
1 Cup cold sweetened condensed milk
1 pint strawberries, clean and hulled
1/3 Cup sugar
Thinly slice and chop up the strawberries. Mix in the Sugar and squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the fruit.
Cover and place it in the fridge for an hour.
|Chopped strawberries before going in the fridge|
|Chopped strawberries after chilling out in fridge|
Mix the cream and condensed milk in a bowl then add to you Ice Cream Maker.
I have an ice cream bowl that attaches to my Kitchen Aid - LOVE IT!
You can add the strawberries at the beginning of the mixing or wait, like I did, until the last 2 minutes before adding the strawberries for a chunkier ice cream. You can also puree the strawberries and have a more uniform pink ice cream without fruit chunks. Do what makes you happy.
Place the soft ice cream into a freezer safe container and freeze overnight. You'll get 2 Pints from this recipe! More to share.
Enjoy the End of the Season - Fall is knockin' on the door!