Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your taste buds tempted with some of the best ice cream treats around! Make sure you enter the giveaway for a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and two fabulous ice cream cookbooks so that you can join in on the ice cream fun!


It’s always a treat when Kim and Jen put their heads together for a blogging event.  I have four homemade ice creams for you this week starting with this Strawberry Ice Cream.  I have long wanted to jump on the homemade ice cream wagon, but have stayed safely in the Vanilla Custard camp.  B.O.R.I.N.G.

Homemade Strawberry Ice CreamI learned a lot about ice creams in this adventure.  I even bought a new ice cream maker, ironically just like the one you can enter for a chance to win.  One of my ice creams is a no machine type using some oddball ingredients, but I do not want to get too far ahead of myself.

For this ice cream, I used coconut palm sugar instead of refined white sugar.  That brown sweetener turned the entire batch a sickly tan color, so I opted, for appetite’s sake, to add red food coloring.    Normally, I’d go all-natural, but it was seriously unappetizing without a splash of pretty.  Also, make sure you use sweet, fresh strawberries in your ice cream to get the most strawberry flavor possible.  As long as I am coming completely clean, I will admit that I added a bit of Watkins Strawberry Extract to this, too.   I wanted to really ramp up the flavor because my strawberries were less than stellar.  In the future, I will make this ice cream in the Spring when Florida berries are at their peak.Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream and a Giveaway
  • 1¼ cups 2% milk
  • ¾ cup sugar or coconut palm sugar
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped strawberries
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups cream
  • red food coloring (optional)
  • strawberry extract (optional)
  1. Mix the milk and sugar, stirring until the sugar is dissolve.
  2. Add the vanilla and strawberries.
  3. If using the red coloring and strawberry extract, add these now.
  4. Stir in the cream.
  5. Put mixture into your ice cream maker and process until done.
  6. Place in the freezer to finish hardening.


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36 thoughts on “Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

  1. For the wholesome taste of coconut palm sugar, a few drops of food coloring and strawberry extract are completely justified. Your pink ice cream is perfect princess party fare, Kristen =)

  2. I don’t get to eat a lot of ice cream. But when I do these days I have a big hankering for Extreme Moose Tracks….that’s regular Moose Tracks additions to chocolate ice cream.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous ice cream Kristen. And thanks. I need Jen’s head with mine cuz she’s the brains of the operation. Ha!

    Thanks for joining us this week. It’s sure to be fattening and fun. xx

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