How To Make Strawberry Ice Cream 

 Originally Written: May 1, 2013

By  Hanna Trafford

strawberry ice cream featureStrawberry ice cream is always family favorite! You will need to choose berries that are ripe and red in the centre – those will give you the best flavour!


  • 1-1/2 cups of milk
  • 1-1/2 cups of whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 strip of orange zest – about 2 inches long
  • 1 teaspoon of black peppercorns
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • pinch of salt

Strawberry puree:

  • 4 cups of hulled strawberries
  • 3/4 cups of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice

How to make the strawberry puree:

  1. In food processor, puree together strawberries, sugar and lemon juice until smooth.
  2. Strain into a bowl and refrigerate.

Making the ice cream:

  1. In a saucepan, heat together milk, cream, orange zest over medium heat until tiny bubbles form around edge.
  2. Remove from heat; cover and let steep for 10 minutes.
  3. Strain.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar and salt; slowly whisk in cream mixture
  5. Return to pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick enough to coat back of a spoon. – about 8 minutes
  6. Strain into bowl and refrigerate until cold, about 2 hours.
  7. Reserving 1/4 cup of the puree, stir remaining puree into egg mixture
  8. Pour into 9 inch square pan
  9. Place plastic wrap directly onto the surface and freeze until almost solid – 3-4 hours
  10. Break into chunks and process in a food processor until smooth.
  11. You can also freeze in ice-cream machine according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  12. Spoon one quarter of the ice cream into airtight container and add one-third of the reserved puree, swirling slightly with spoon.
  13. Repeat twice.
  14. Cover with remaining ice cream and freeze until firm – about 6 hours.
  15. You can freeze this ice cream for up to one week.

Hope you will enjoy this recipe  – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences, your input is welcomed and very much appreciated!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

Your Signature

related posts:

All About New Year’s Resolutions and Why I Don’t Make Any

Auld Lang Syne Lyrics

Best New Year Quotes

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Get in touch