Making ice cream at home is a great weekend project. The result is always better than any ice cream you can buy. Why? You use natural ingredients, and nothing beats natural.
We’ve shared with you dozens of ice cream recipes based on whipped cream, in which you don’t even need an ice cream maker. But today, we’re dusting off that glorious machine and making proper ice cream. Throw all your ingredients into the ice cream maker and let it do its thing — it’s magic!
After vanilla, strawberry is one of the most popular ice cream flavors worldwide, but store-bought strawberry ice cream rarely has actual strawberries! That’s a bummer, but that’s not the case today. Let’s get our hands on fresh strawberries and make some ice cream the right way.
Another excellent reason for making ice cream at home is that you can customize it to your taste and dietary needs. Do you want low-sugar ice cream? We’ve got you covered. In fact, for this recipe, we’ll use stevia, an all-natural sweetener with virtually no calories to give life to our creamy ice cream.
For this recipe, you’ll need strawberries, ripe and fresh. You can also use frozen strawberries, but you’ll have to thaw them to eliminate all the excess water. We’ll also need milk, heavy cream, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. The rest is up to the ice cream machine.
I would like to say a bit more about stevia, though. A regular ice cream recipe calls for a cup of sugar. When using stevia, you only need a teaspoon of the sweetener, and that’s amazing! Yes, stevia is super sweet, so don’t overdo it. With stevia, a little goes a long way!
In a food processor, blend the strawberries to make a purée. Combine with the strawberry puree, milk, heavy cream, stevia, salt and vanilla and pour into an ice cream maker.
Freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.