Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream is a favorite summertime treat! This is made with pure simple ingredients and full of fresh strawberry flavor. Super creamy and refreshing.

A white bowl full of strawberry ice cream.

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

There was a time when my husband volunteered to help a man in our church move out of his house.  He was moving to California to be near his family and everything was being donated to Goodwill. 

He had rented out rooms in his house so there was a ton of stuff left behind by roommates.  This man gave all the helpers permission to take anything they wanted. 

Two portions with scoops of ice cream.

At first, Ian was just happy to help him, not expecting to take anything.  But the first treasure he found was a very large, white box with the word Cuisinart printed on it.  He took a peek inside and it appeared to be a brand new food processor still snug in it’s styrofoam and plastic.

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.

A container full of Strawberry Ice Cream with a scoop taken out of it.

How To Make Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

  • In a food processor puree strawberries. This all depends on your taste and how fine you want your strawberries to be. So pulse as long as you want to get the right consistency. I prefer mine really smooth.
  • Pour strawberry puree 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 it is 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.
Two white paper bowls with strawberry ice cream on a white table.

If you don’t already have an ice cream maker, I really like mine my husband found so many years ago. I have an older model, but here is a similar one that I found on Amazon.

These other homemade ice cream recipes need to be added to your summer bucket list!

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream is a favorite summertime treat! This is made with pure simple ingredients and full of fresh strawberry flavor. Super creamy and refreshing.
3.34 from 6 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade, ice cream, Strawberries
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 266kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Fresh Strawberries Washed and Hulled
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup 2% Milk

Instructions

  • In a food processor add strawberries and puree.
  • Pour strawberry puree 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servings | Calories: 266kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 2.3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7.4g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g
Two white bowls with strawberry ice cream and two spoons.

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