Chef John's Strawberry Ice Cream

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Many people consider this type of strawberry ice cream recipe a 'hack' or a 'cheat' because we're skipping the more time-consuming and sometimes temperamental egg-custard step; but even if I didn't want to save time I'd still prefer this method. To be clear, I'm only speaking about this specific flavor of ice cream. For deep, dark chocolate, or butter pecan, I'll take the classic French-style every time. But, for sweet, juicy strawberries, I'm not a big fan of the egginess you get with the traditional method.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh strawberries, hulled

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 1 cup milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tiny pinch salt

  • 2 drops red food coloring (Optional)

Directions

  1. Place strawberries and sugar in a blender and pulse until pureed; steep for 10 minutes.

  2. Pour cream, milk, vanilla extract, and salt into strawberry mixture; blend until smooth and slightly thickened, 10 to 15 seconds. Whisk red food color into cream mixture.

  3. Pour strawberry mixture into the container of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to a sealable container, cover the ice cream with plastic wrap, seal the container, and freeze, 2 hours to overnight.

  4. Process in an ice cream maker until thick. Immediately transfer to a sealable container, cover with plastic wrap, cover the bowl with a lid and freeze for 2 hours to overnight.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

205 Calories
15g Fat
17g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 205
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 17mg 84%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 104mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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