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Strawberry Ice Cream: How to make Homemade Ice Cream !!!

Who doesn't like ice cream ?!? Especially when it's homemade!!!

Well, I don't know anyone who would say "no" to homemade ice cream and when my daughter, Avery, and I went strawberry picking at the local strawberry picking farm (Jones Family Farms), we had an abundance of strawberries and decided that homemade strawberry ice cream was on the menu.

She had received a Cuisinart ice cream maker several years ago as a Christmas gift, but honestly it had been collecting dust in the basement. So, I ran down to grab it (dust it off) and it was perfectly fine to use! The Cuisinart ice cream maker we have comes with a recipe book and you can also make sorbet and frozen desserts with it.

I was excited to see that the ingredients to make homemade strawberry ice cream were already in my refrigerator. Read on for the recipe and if you don't already have an ice cream maker... you must get a Cuisinart one!


1 1/2 cups of strawberries, stems & leaves removed, hulled

3/4 cup whole milk

2/3 sugar

pinch of salt

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Using a food processor, pulse the strawberries until rough chopped. Reserve.

In a bowl, pour the milk, sugar, & salt, and beat on low speed. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla extract, then stir in the strawberries with juices. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Meanwhile, follow directions of the Cuisinart ice cream maker by freezing the ice cream mixing bowl for at least 12 hours and then place the ice cream mixing bowl on the ice cream maker base and insert the mixing paddle. Turn on the ice cream maker & pour the mixture into the bowl and mix for 15-20 minutes until desired thickness (I like a softer ice cream so I did 15 minutes).

Eat immediately or store in a freezer safe container. Note: DO NOT store leftover ice cream in the ice cream mixing bowl. This will damage the bowl.

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