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Homemade Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

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Homemade fresh strawberry ice cream comes together quick with an ice cream maker. It’s a perfect way to beat the summer heat.

strawberry ice cream scooped in a bowl

I love making homemade ice cream, and of course, my kids love it too. We’ve been experimenting with some different flavors. My kids love adding Oreos and making cookies and cream ice cream.

My favorite so far is making homemade fresh strawberry ice cream. Fresh strawberries give this ice cream an amazing flavor. I am currently obsessed with strawberries because it’s the time of year where they are fresh and inexpensive.

You can definitely change up the fruit in this recipe though if you want to. There are so many wonderful seasonal fruits. 

What are the benefits of eating fresh strawberries?

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese and are very rich in antioxidants. Fresh summer strawberries are one of the most popular, refreshing, and nutritious fruits available.

strawberry ice cream scooped in a bowl top view

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Great for warm summer days
  • Creamy and delicious
  • Only 6 ingredients
  • Ready in a few hours
strawberry ice cream scooped in a bowl side view

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How to make this recipe

1 – Add the fresh strawberries to a food processor to process them down into small pieces.

2 – In a large bowl, whisk together milk, sugar, and salt until the sugar is dissolved.

3 – Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.

4 – Add the strawberries, with juices, from the food processor and combine everything together. After that refrigerate the mixture for about an hour. 

5 – Once the ice cream mixture is chilled, pour it into the ice cream maker and let it churn for approximately 15-20 minutes until the ice cream has a soft, creamy texture.

6 – After it’s done churning, put the ice cream into an airtight container and freeze it for a couple hours.

7 – Remove the container from the freezer about 15 minutes before serving. 

strawberry ice cream scooped in a bowl

How do I store my homemade Ice Cream?

Store ice cream in a freezer safe, airtight container. Homemade ice cream will keep in the freezer for about 1-2 weeks. Place a layer of plastic wrap between your ice cream and the lid to help prevent freezer burn.

Calories per serving (1/2 cup): 192

Yield: 10 Servings

Homemade Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

strawberry ice cream scooped in a bowl side view

Homemade fresh strawberry ice cream comes together quick with an ice cream maker. It's a perfect way to beat the summer heat.

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Freeze Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled

Instructions

  1. Place strawberries in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, add milk, sugar, and salt. Whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Stir in heavy cream and vanilla. Add strawberries with juices and combine everything together. Cover and refigerate for about an hour.
  4. Turn on ice cream maker and pour in the ice cream mixture. Let mix until thickened, about 15-20 minutes. Ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture.
  5. Transfer ice cream to an air tight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.

Notes

Frozen strawberries can be substituted if fresh strawberries aren't available. 

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    10

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 192Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 51mgSodium: 37mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 16gProtein: 1g

    Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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    Colleen

    Saturday 30th of November 2019

    I don't care if it isn't summer, because any time is the right time for homemade strawberry ice cream. This looks so good, I'm craving it now!

    simplylowcal

    Sunday 1st of December 2019

    Thanks, Colleen! I can eat ice cream in the winter months too. :)

    Anita

    Saturday 30th of November 2019

    What can be better in the summer than some homemade ice cream? None, that's what! :) And your strawberry version is just delicious. It's so cold right now where I am, but I'm still drooling looking at your photos. :)

    simplylowcal

    Sunday 1st of December 2019

    Thanks, Anita! :)

    Demeter

    Saturday 30th of November 2019

    I love the little bits of strawberry you get in each bite. So much better than store bought.

    simplylowcal

    Sunday 1st of December 2019

    Thanks so much! :)

    Jessica Formicola

    Saturday 30th of November 2019

    This is my absolute favorite ice cream recipe! We make it all the time and everyone loves it!

    simplylowcal

    Saturday 30th of November 2019

    Thanks, Jessica. That's great to hear. :)

    Ashley

    Saturday 30th of November 2019

    This was such a good, easy to follow recipe for ice cream! I've never made it before, and so much better than store-bought!

    simplylowcal

    Saturday 30th of November 2019

    Thanks! :)

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