Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream!

It's officially Spring, and now that fruits are finally starting to taste the way they should, that means its time to dust off the old ice cream maker and start making ice creams and sorbets!

First concoction of the year is strawberry ice cream. It has three ingredients -- strawberries, sugar, and cream. Unfortunately, it also requires three outlets -- for a KitchenAid, a food processor, and the ice cream maker. 

It's pretty simple: Slice a pound of strawberries, cover them in about six tablespoons of sugar and let it sit for at least an hour. Blend in a blender. Whip up about 3/4 of a small container of cream until its thick enough to fold over. Add a bit of vanilla extract if you want. Then add in the strawberry mixture, mix to a nice swirl and pour into the ice cream maker.

Then enjoy the most intensely strawberry-flavored ice cream there is!