Strawberry ice cream is a classic summer time dessert. Whether you love it or hate it, strawberry ice cream is always a delicious treat that can be found in many different varieties.
Strawberry ice cream is one of the most popular flavors because it’s refreshing and sweet. It’s made from strawberries and cream, which are blended together to create a creamy texture that melts in your mouth.
A LOT of fruit to top this ice cream. Normally I would go for a more traditional chocolate sauce or crumbled cookie topping. But with this weather we have been having lately, I just find myself buying an abundance of fresh fruit.
Something light to eat but will also satisfy my constant sugar craving. The little watermelon balls with the strawberry ice cream were my favorite combo. The juicy, crisp watermelon combined with the creamy sweet strawberry ice cream was the perfect breakfast 😉 only for when it’s too hot to function, of course.
- 8 egg yolks
- 1 1/4 cups (250g) sugar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 cups (473ml) milk
- 2 cups (473ml) cream
- 4 cups strawberries
In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and egg yolks together until pale and thick. Set aside. In a large pot, bring the milk, cream, and salt to a simmer. Take off the heat, then slowly temper in the warm milk while whisking the yolks constantly. Mix all of it back into the pot, then place over low heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon until it reaches 170 degrees F.
(Recipes always say to cook until it coats the back of a wooden spoon, but I find that so hard to tell. 170 degrees F was in one of the recipes I used, and now I always use that when making ice cream base.)
Pour over a strainer into a large bowl and let cool. Then chill in the fridge for a couple of hour until completely cool. Then churn in an ice cream machine. While churning, pulse half of the strawberries in a blender, then pour into a bowl. Chop up the other half of the strawberries and mix them into the puree.
Once the ice cream is ready, quickly transfer it into a large container, then very quickly stir in the strawberries. Cover with plastic and freeze for 3-4 hours until set.
what I used to top mine:
- dragon fruit