Whenever I’m over at my friend Ellie’s house, I feel a little more domesticated because she and her boyfriend, Fede are ALWAYS COOKING. Personally, I just can’t seem to find the time (nor do I really want to) to cook. But they have a production company which keeps them incredibly busy, and they still manage to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner everyday…so I don’t know what my excuse is.
Anyway, the last time I was with her, she and Fede were making homemade Italian style pizzas. WHAT.
So sometimes, SOMETIMES, being surrounded by people like Ellie (&my sister), it makes me want to do stuff in the kitchen. And what better way to get a newbie like me into the kitchen than with strawberry ice cream?
The strawberry ice cream recipe is so easy I memorized it!
2 cups fresh mashed strawberries
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups whole milk
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
&if you want to 2 drops of red food coloring (but it’s totally unnecessary)
This recipe was too much for Ellie’s ice cream maker, so I would recommend cutting all of it in half.
Now, if you have all of the ingredients, you literally combine everything all at once in a mixing bowl. No cooking, no waiting, no fuss.
Our mixture looked something like this when we put it all together . Then we put it in the ice cream maker
Creamy, smooth, delicious homemade strawberry ice cream (which has the consistency of gelato when it comes out of the ice cream maker)