If you’re in the mood to make ice cream with your ice cream maker, these three easy strawberry ice cream recipes can make a great summer treat. Each one is different, so you have options depending on the ingredients you have at home.
Recipe # 1 – STRAWBERRY NON-DAIRY
2 teaspoons kosher gelatin
1/4 cup apple and strawberry juice
2/3 cup strawberry fruit jam
3 cups vanilla soy milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1. In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over apple juice. Let stand, stirring occasionally, until gelatin dissolves and softens, about 10 minutes.
2. In a medium saucepan, combine the jam and 2 cups of the soy milk. Cook until hot, stirring frequently; keep away from heat. Add the softened gelatin to the hot milk mixture, stirring until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the rest of the soy milk and vanilla; let cool, cover and refrigerate until cold.
3. Place the chilled mixture in the container of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Makes about 1 quart.
Recipe # 2 – STRAWBERRY OLD
1 pt strawberries
1 teaspoon of sugar
1 cup half and half
1 t vanilla
3 cups heavy cream
Peel the berries and cut the larger ones in half. Place the berries in a double boiler and add 1/2 cup of sugar. Heat for 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until fruit is very soft. Blend the fruit in a blender. Transfer the puree to a bowl and chill in the refrigerator.
Put the egg, half and half, the remaining sugar and the vanilla extract in the blender and blend on medium speed until the mixture is smooth and the sugar dissolves. Slowly add the cream and continue blending on low speed for 30 seconds. Transfer the mixture to your ice cream freezer and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
When the ice cream is half frozen, add the strawberry puree to the mixture. Continue freezing. Makes a little over 1 quart.
Recipe # 3 – STRAWBERRY SORBET
You can puree it further and use it as a dip under the sorbet. A fresh mint spring is a nice garnish.
2 pints strawberries, washed and peeled
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of superfine sugar
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
Mash the strawberries in a food processor. You should have about 3 cups. Add 1 cup of the simple syrup and lemon juice. Taste and add the remaining syrup if necessary. Pour the mixture into the bowl of the machine and freeze.
Makes about 3 1/2 cups.