Strawberry Ice Cream: Homemade Edition

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.

pizza

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.

strawberry mixture

Our mixture looked something like this when we put it all together . Then we put it in the ice cream maker

strawberry ice cream side by sideWithing 10 minutes, the mixture went from looking like the photo on the left to the photo on the right. It looks kinda funny, but then in 5 minutes, it turns into this:

strawberry ice cream done

Creamy, smooth, delicious homemade strawberry ice cream (which has the consistency of gelato when it comes out of the ice cream maker)

Ellie & I had so much fun just staring at the ice cream machine spin in circles and churn our mixture into delicious strawberry ice cream. I think I’m going to make her try pistachio ice cream next….
tracie

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