Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

So, the good news is that I’ve not turned into a strawberry, ala Violet Beauregarde in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I have eaten a lot of them though and as promised (to myself) I did something very productive and rather than scoff the lot like a pig, I made ice cream!!

So it’s really simple and thanks to Google, I managed to find this recipe from All Recipes:

Firstly, you need a shedload of strawberries…. sadly, I’m running low on these.

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I might need to do a shop run…. hehehe

So, sadly this isn’t even remotely healthy. You want healthy? this isn’t the place to be I am afraid.

You need the following:

  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups of double cream
  • 3/4 cup of caster sugar
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 lbstrawberries, chopped

Add milk and cream together in a bowl and add the sugar until it looks like a reasonable contender for a heart attack

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stir until the sugar has dissolved and add the vanilla essence and salt into the mix, further increasing your chances of heart failure…

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Next prepare your strawberries and don’t forget to wash them beforehand. Clean strawberries are happy strawberries!

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(Give them a nice bath if you have the time, treat yo’self strawberries)

Once the strawberries have chilled out in the bath, all clean and relaxed. Mash the hell into them. (sorry strawberries)

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(apologising profusely is optional)

Add the cream/milk mixture to make a nice strawberry soup

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Give the bigger bits of strawberry a blitz with the hand blender (normal blender is fine if you don’t have one of those) or if you prefer your ice cream chunky, leave it as it is.

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Freeze for around 12 hours, or overnight for best results.

Eat as you see fit!

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what other way would I choose?!

You can jazz it up in different ways too, add more vanilla, or fruits, white chocolate – limitless options.

*Also, this will in no way, shape or form induce a heart attack. Unless you just eat the cream, milk and salt and completely bypass the ice cream part of it..*

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