Because July is National Ice Cream Month, and because the outside of my house is finally painted, and because this dessert offered a most refreshing cool down during painting, I have to post this recipe. You heard correctly, my house is FINALLY painted! It took my little crew(me, my husband, and my two boys) almost a month and a whole bottle of sunscreen to complete this enormous task. I have no desire to climb a ladder any time soon. I'm sure you really don't care about that, you'd rather hear about the ice cream...fair enough.
I give credit to my sister for finding this recipe and I'm so glad she did.
Start by trimming 1 pound of strawberries. I cut the tops off and halved them. Combine the strawberries in a bowl with 3/4 cup sugar, 3/4 tsp. lemon juice and 1/8 tsp. salt. Mix this up and let sit for about 10 min. As they sit, the strawberries will start to give off their wonderful juices.
Pour 3/4 cup heavy cream, 1 1/4 cups half and half, and 2 tsp. vanilla extract into a blender.
Add strawberry mixture to the blender and blend.
Blend just until there are no large strawberry chunks left. Chill this mixture in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
To complete this heavenly ice cream, pour the chilled mixture into an ice cream maker and follow manufacturer instructions. I have an ice cream maker bowl for my KitchenAid mixer (picture below). It takes 20-30 minutes to turn it into ice cream. My husband prefers to eat it straight from the ice cream maker. It's like eating soft serve. If you like your ice cream a little harder, transfer the ice cream into a sealed container and freeze for a few hours. Strawberry Ice Cream
Whether you are working on a hot project or just enjoying a restful summer, you need to eat this ice cream. You won't be disappointed.