|One morning's pickings|
They've never been so bountiful nor so pretty. I'm crediting the right amount of rainfall, compost, and all those hardwood ashes from my wood cookstove. Jam and strawberry short cake are at the top of my strawberry to-do list, but I also wanted to try an idea I've had for kefir ice cream.
|I love my Cuisinart ice cream freezer. |
No salt, no ice, just ice cream in 20 minutes!
The photo's color looks a little funky because of the flash but was it ever good: creamy, tangy, and not too sweet. Here's the recipe.
Strawberry Kefir Ice Cream
The proportions are for a small, freezer bowl ice cream maker.
- 1 cup cream
- 1.5 cups crushed strawberries
- dash sea salt
- 1/2 cup unbleached sugar
- 3 egg yolks
- 1.5 cups kefir
Mix cream, sugar, strawberries, and salt in a saucepan. Heat until almost simmering. In a blender beat the egg yolks. Slowly add the strawberry mixture, then add the kefir and mix well. Chill thoroughly before putting in the ice cream maker. Makes a generous quart plus.