Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Strawberry Ice Cream

So, I have just done a transatlantic move. Sadly, this meant saying goodbye to my beloved Kitchenaid mixer. I thought I would be without a mixer for quite awhile, but my guy's mom kindly gave me hers! I was only without a mixer for a week but as soon as I got it, I couldn't wait to get back to doing what I love. My guy happens to be a HUGE fan of ice cream. So, we treated ourselves to the Kitchenaid ice cream attachment and as soon as it was frozen, I made my first batch of homemade ice cream.

I have to say, that I was dubious about homemade ice cream. Could it really be better than Ben & Jerry's? Why try to improve on something already so good? I am happy to say that my doubts were unfounded. Homemade ice cream is seriously amazing. It is creamier and the flavour is more intense than any store-bought version. I highly recommend investing in an ice cream machine-it opens up a whole new ice cream world!!

So, my guy's first ice cream request was strawberry. I decided to try a David Lebovitz recipe, since I've heard such good things about his book, The Perfect Scoop. After making this recipe, I bought the book immediately! It is the creamiest, strawberriest ice cream I have ever had! You can't taste the sour cream at all-it just adds an extra creaminess to it.

Strawberry Ice Cream

1 lb. (450g) fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
3/4 cup sugar
1 Tbsp vidka
1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Slice the strawberries and toss them in a bowl with the sugar and wodka. Stir until the sugar begins to dissolve. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hr, stirring occasionally.

Pulse the strawberries and their liquid with the sour cream, heavy cream, and lemon juice in a blender until almost smooth. It should still be somewhat chunky.

Refrigerate for 1 hr, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Recipe adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz


Jo said...

Nothing really beats home-made ice-cream with fresh fruits.

Mary said...

This looks incredibly good. I know several folks who would love this and have it gone in no time at all. This is my first visit to your blog, so I've taken some time to browse through your earlier entries. I'm so glad I did that. You have some wonderful recipes here and I enjoyed the time i spent here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

pulpixies said...

I totally agree, Jo!

Thanks so much for your comment, Mary! I'm so happy you found me!

Anonymous said...

Wanna learn how to make ice cream like this so bad :(( i'm motivated enough to even play ice cream making game Freezeria lol but every time I try to do it in my kitchen....
Anyway, thanks for the recipe, gonna try it this evening:))