May 28, 2014

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream

This is a simple cooked ice cream recipe which requires a little planning ahead, but is quick and easy to make. It's a strawberry season favorite! Quantities are for freezing in a 2 quart automatic ice cream maker.

2 cups cream (I use goat cream because I have goats)
2 cups mashed or pureed fresh strawberries
pinch sea salt
1/2 cup sugar (I used unbleached cane sugar)
3 egg yolks, beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a saucepan heat cream, strawberries, salt, and sugar until just before simmering. Slowly add to the egg yolks, whisking or stirring vigorously. Stir in vanilla and chill. Freeze according to your ice cream maker manufacturer directions. (In my little Cuisinart it takes 15 to 20 minutes). Enjoy!


Dawn said...

Not tht looks lovely, I am so looking forward to getting all my kitchen equipment unpacked and getting stuck into creating lovely treats again, this will be on my list.
I had a listen to your radio interview yesterday, congratulations you come across really good, very intresting interview. I think you should do a regular spot.

Frugal in Derbyshire said...

My strawberries are not ready yet. When they are I shall have a go at this.

Sue said...

That looks delicious. We're not going to have any strawberries if the critters don't stop nibbling at my plants :-(

We also have 5 acres, but it's a bit of a nightmare rather than a dream at the moment, hopefully planning permission will come through soon for our poly and nets tunnels and then we really will be off and running again.

Farmer Barb said...

Oh,MY! All I need is an AIRPLANE!!

I'm coming' to eat THAT!

Mom at home said...

I'm dairy free but I believe I could eat goat milk ice cream. To bad you can't ship it! You made it all from what your five acres are providing for you (and your hard work). Congratulations!

Chris said...

*(I use goat cream because I have goats)*

Because I read a lot about your goat adventures, that little statement makes so much sense! I'd use goat cream if I had goats too.

Quick question though, I thought goats milk was naturally homogonised, so there is no cream. Is this true or am I showing my goat newbiness?

Obviously you have cream so it must be possible to have goat cream, but is there a special process to make it so?

Leigh said...

Dawn, thank you so much! I feel terribly awkward when I speak so I don't think a regular spot is in my future! :)

Gill, we're fortunate we get them early. But alas, ours will be long done while you're enjoying yours!

Sue, I had that problem last year but this year I have more cats! They've figured out there are strawberry munching critters in the strawberry bed and make regular patrols there!

Barb, LOL. You do have a strawberry bed, correct?

Mom at home, you could make this with almond milk (a favorite of mine :) Even so, a lot of folks can consume goats milk who are intolerant of cows milk.

Chris, excellent question. It's a common belief that goat milk is "naturally homogenized." It depends on the breed (not all produce the same amount of butterfat) and how long the milk is allowed to sit. The fat globules in goat milk are smaller than cows milk (one reason why it is easier to digest) but it means they are slower to rise. It takes 3 to 5 days to get a good amount of cream (even then it's not as much as cows). I wrote extensively on goat cream in this post, "Goats Milk Butter For Two" if you're interested in more information and a how-to.

Donna OShaughnessy said...

We too love to make homemade ice cream...with cow cream because we have cows. Our GK's love to help make it too.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

I have never made ice cream but it sure does look yummy! And to think you used what you had the farm to make it is wonderful! Nancy

Sandy Livesay said...


Looks tasty, thanks for the recipe. This is one I need to keep until I pickup an ice cream maker.

Chris said...

Thanks for the link, very interesting to read about the reality of homogenised goats milk. Now I understand. :)

Mama Pea said...

My husband (the strawberry lover) would jump up and down for a dish of that ice cream. Not so much as a blossom showing on our berries yet, but you know we're so slow up here near the Arctic!

I've been meaning to mention that I love seeing the blog header photos you've been putting up. So interesting and beautiful!