Thursday, July 8, 2010

Strawberry Ice Cream

And now for my second (and probably last) post on ice cream. To be sure, I did make a lot more flavors, but strawberry and mango turned out the most aesthetically pleasing.

Anyway, one criticism I have for this batch of ice cream was that it wasn't smooth enough - despite my efforts, the ice crystals had grown to be a little too big for comfort. But then again, I didn't use a machine, so I guess in the end, it was pretty good for hand-mixed.

Strawberry Ice Cream


-1 1/4 cup whipping cream (or Half-and-Half)
-1/4 cup caster sugar
-Dash vodka
-3-4 oz fresh strawberries
-Granulated white sugar, to taste

1. Puree the strawberries to pulp (always fun).
2. Dump the strawberries and granulated sugar in a small pot and heat over medium-low heat. Stir constantly until it has reduced to a thick syrup. Set aside and let cool.
3. Mix it with the other ingredients, then pour in a freezer-friendly container with a lid. Cover and put in the freezer.
4. When the edges have started to harden (about 45 minutes), remove, stir around to break up the crystals, and cover and return.
5. Repeat 3-4 times, then store in the freezer until you are ready to scoop!

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