Monday, July 6, 2009

Strawberry Ice Cream and the Giveaway Winner

After all I went through to get my flat of u-pick strawberries this season, I was bound and determined to make the most of every single berry. The husband requested I turn some of them into ice cream, and that’s exactly what I did. Oh, what a sweet week it’s been—I ate more than my fill of strawberries every single day!

And now, drum roll please! It’s time to announce the giveaway winner. Lone Acorn has won the set of 6 mini brioche tins! Lone Acorn, please email me at lvaserfirer(at)yahoo(dot)com with your address so that I can send you your prize. Thanks to everybody who commented on Intrigued by Tonka Beans and a Giveaway. Interestingly, it seems like most commenters would be willing to give those illicit tonka beans a try. We’re definitely an adventurous group!

Strawberries & Cream Ice Cream
Printable Recipe

12 ounces strawberries
2 ½ cups milk
6 large egg yolks
1 cup sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Puree the strawberries in a food mill using a fine disc. Bring the milk to a bare simmer in a small, heavy saucepan. Whisk together the yolks and sugar in a large bowl. Continue whisking while adding the hot milk in a thin stream. Place the bowl with the yolk mixture over a medium pan of simmering water, and heat, whisking constantly, for 8 to 10 minutes, or until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon. Immediately strain through a fine mesh sieve into a clean bowl and whisk in the strawberry puree, cream, and vanilla. Chill over an ice bath until ice-cold. Transfer to an ice cream maker and churn until frozen. Transfer to a container and freeze for 4 to 6 hours before serving.

Makes about 2 quarts. For the best texture, enjoy within a day or two of churning.


librarygeek said...

This looks delish! Would a food processor work just as well for the food mill?

Lucy Vaserfirer said...

Yes, your food processor will work!

Nina Timm said...

These photos just shout out: """Summer's her!!!!"""

finsmom said...

Love that ice cream! What a fantastic photo!

Great blog!

oneordinaryday said...

The ice cream sounds wonderful - perfect for summer. And what great photos!

Divina Pe, RHN said...

I love strawberry ice cream. Thanks for the recipe.

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