He knew I already had a Cuisinart food processor (that was my mom's and I took!), but thought we could sell it or I could just be spoiled with two food processors!
I let it sit in our garage for a few weeks before I brought it inside to check it out. I was completely surprised when I opened it and found a Cuisinart ice cream maker!!! A simple, yet super nice ice cream maker! I instantly got to work on writing up some recipes and this strawberry ice cream is pure perfection. Plus, it's super easy and comes together in no time.
2 cups (1 lb) fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup milk (2% or whole)
In a *food processor, mash or puree strawberries. This all depends on your taste and how fine you want your strawberries to be. Pour into a large bowl and add sugar. Stir until combined and let it sit for 5 minutes or until the sugar is dissolved.
Next, stir in vanilla, heavy cream and milk. Mix until well combined.
Pour into your prepped ice cream maker and churn for 20 minutes or as directed per individual machine instructions.
You can serve it soft at this point. If you want it more firm and scoop-able, pour it into a large airtight container and place in the freezer for 2-4 hours or until completely frozen.
*If you don't have a food processor, you can mash the strawberries with a fork or pastry cutter.
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