Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream

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The first important thing I have to tell you about this ice-cream, is you absolutely do not need an ice-cream maker to make it – it will still turn out totally creamy and delicious without one. (Of course if you are lucky enough to own an ice-cream machine, feel free to adapt this recipe to suit.)

The ice-cream is made from an über creamy and vanilla-y homemade custard base and then swirled with juicy, delicious strawberries. The recipe I adapted it from suggests that if making it by hand, during the first three hours you should take the ice cream out of the freezer once every hour and whip it. I actually misread it and only did this once (after three hours) and my ice-cream still turned out pretty well, so in my humble opinion this step is definitely not completely necessary. I think either way you’re going to end up with a yummy ice cream!

Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream

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Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream
Serves 5
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For the vanilla ice cream
250ml (1 cup) double cream/ heavy cream
250ml (1 cup) milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 egg yolks
75g (1/3 cup) sugar
For the strawberry swirl
approx 250g (1 1/4 cups) strawberries, fresh* or frozen, hulled and cut into halves
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp lemon juice
To make the vanilla ice cream
- Heat the milk and cream in a heavy based saucepan to just below the boil. Stir in the vanilla extract and leave to infuse for a few minutes.
- In a heatproof bowl beat together the yolks and sugar until pale and creamy. Gradually whisk in the warm milk and cream mixture.
- Place the bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water and heat until the custard thickens (about 10 minutes), stirring regularly.
- Pour the custard into a tub or tin and leave to cool.
For the strawberry swirl
- In a food processor or blender blitz together the the strawberries, lemon juice and sugar until smooth. Lightly mix into the cooled vanilla custard.
- Freeze the ice-cream and remove from the freezer to re-beat at least once during the first three hours.
*If using fresh strawberries pop in the freezer for 30 minutes or so before using.
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  1. After reading the title my honest first question to ask was “Do I need a ice cream maker?” And then you quickly answered with what I was hoping for. This looks so delicious!
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  2. What beautiful ice cream! Almost too pretty to eat. I can very much imagine myself eating this on a beautiful sunny afternoon :)
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  3. Ohh, ice cream without an ice cream maker? That’s fantastic! I am definitely bookmarking this for when the weather (finally!) warms up.

  4. Oh my gosh that first photo is gorgeous! I love that this can be made without an ice cream maker! That’s the best part- I’d love to make my own ice cream but I don’t have a maker, and every other recipe calls for one.
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  5. This ice cream is so beautiful! Great recipe, thanks for sharing.
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  6. oh Rosie what a beautiful ice cream you made!!! This looks absoutely delicious!!

  7. Gorgeous pics! Can’t wait to try this recipe!
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  8. Fresh homemade strawberry ice cream? Yes please!
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  9. Yay no ice cream maker! This looks super! :)
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  10. Looks and sounds amazing! So happy to see a recipe for ice cream that doesn’t require a maker :)
    Thanks for sharing!
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  11. This ice cream is so pretty! I’m going to have to give this a try – I love that it’s a strawberry swirl! I tried another recipe a while ago that had huge chunks of strawberries (which is normally a good thing) but when they froze they were just way too hard to eat!
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  12. I love that you started with “you don’t need an ice cream maker for this” – thank you! Strawberry is probably my favorite ice cream flavor, so this sounds heavenly to me. Great job!
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  13. Now all I want is a big bowl of icecream. This looks just delicious! And I love that you don’t need an ice cream maker. I don’t have one, and my kitchen isn’t quite big enough. Thank you for sharing. I’m glad I found your blog!

  14. Such a pretty pink colour! I’m sure it is delicious too!
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  15. Don’t need an ice cream maker. Now that’s what I like to hear, especially combined with these gorgeous pictures!
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  16. The ice cream looks beyond delicious! Since I don’t have an ice cream maker I make it in the freezer this way, a bit requiring attention but the results a re just as great every time :)
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  17. This looks so good! I will definitely have to try making ice cream without an ice cream maker.
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  18. Oh my goodness.. That looks spectacular. Love the photos, so creamy and I can almost taste it. And really no ice cream maker? I’m sold! There really is nothing better than homemade strawberry ice cream in my humble opinion.. Love!
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  19. This looks so yummy! I bet this is perfect for the summer and I love that no ice cream maker is needed! I’ve never made ice cream before, but this makes me want to! :)
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  20. Oh my yum. I need this ice cream in my life. Pronto.
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  21. This looks perfect! Once you’ve made your own strawberry ice cream, it’s hard to buy it from the store again. Homemade trumps store-bought every single time!
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  22. O that looks so good! I love strawberries and I love strawberry icecream. One of my favorites is a yoghurt icecream but this sure look good enough to try once the rain stops!
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  23. Awesome recipe for an ice cream maker less person like me!
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  24. Looks sooo delicious :)
    I think I should go to the market and buy strawberries:)

  25. We have just begun our strawberry season and it seems I can’t go to the store or Farmer’s Market without bringing more luscious berries home! The Strawberries and Ice Cream is a perfect recipe for my juicy berries!

  26. Rosie, this ice cream looks and sounds fantastic, and what beautiful photos!
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  27. The ice cream looks delicious and i cant wait to try your recipe and the best thing is i don’t need an ice cream maker

  28. Well, this sounds and looks delicious! Do you home deliver? ; )

  29. Rosie: This creamy, freshlicious ice cream looks amazing!!! And the photos are simply gorgeous…
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  30. I think it’s interesting that it uses only 2 cups total of cream and milk, with 5 egg yolks. Usually I see an extra cup of cream or milk. I wonder if that helps it stay creamy? Yours looks terrific!
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  31. Wowsers, this strawberries and cream ice cream looks and sounds fantastic Rosie! Even though I have an ice cream maker, I love that this recipe doesn’t require one which cuts out that extra step. Thanks for the recipe and can’t wait to try this :)

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  33. Olivin on June 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm said:

    Hi, I have just made this ice-cream – it tastes heavenly, although it is still freezing in the freezer. One thing annoys me though – the custard curded very very slightly – what could have caused it? Vigourosly boiling water under it, or a longer cooking time, I cooked it for about 13 minutes until a foam disappeared and I remained with a custard only. Thank you for your thoughts.

    • Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen on June 17, 2013 at 10:26 pm said:

      Hi Olivin, thanks for your message and I’m really glad you liked the ice cream :) I think the vigorously boiling water could have caused your custard to curdle slightly – you just need to cook it over gently simmering water, as custard can curdle if it gets too hot. I hope that helps!

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  38. caroline on February 16, 2014 at 9:08 pm said:

    Just made this ice cream today. Just amazing, thank you so much for this tasty recipe. My husband and kids loved it. Thanks again.

  39. Strawberries and ice cream. My perfect combination!
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