As Promised…Strawberry Ice Cream

As you may or may not know, I just purchased for myself an ice cream maker! Yay! It was necessary for my LIFE.  So now, at my whim, I can whip up sorbet, frozen yogurt, ice cream, and slushies (with or without alcohol). How could this be a bad idea? It can’t. My first endeavor was Strawberry Ice Cream because I had some strawberries that needed to be used and a recipe (helpful). The ice cream machine is great. It was quick, if not a bit noisy, and easy to use.  The consistency after initial freezing is comparable to soft serve so if you want more ice cream-y ice cream, then you should transfer it to a freezable, covered container.

Ingredients ( Cream, Whole Milk, Strawberries, Lemon Juice, Sugar, and Vanilla)

Mix sugar, cream, milk, vanilla, sugar and strawberry juice with a  hand mixer

Pour mixture into the machine and turn on. Wait 25 -30 minutes. Add the chopped strawberries in the last 5 minutes.

Finished! This is the soft serve consistency. MMM TASTY!

 

This was an incredible finish to my dinner which was homemade chicken tostadas.

I took 1 large chicken breast and boiled it in salsa(enough to cover it), along with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, onion powder, and garlic powder (to taste)

Once the chicken was done I shredded it with two forks.

For the Tostada shells, I took flour tortillas and fried them.

Take one shell, put some shredded salsa chicken, guacamole, black beans, sour cream, lettuce, tomato, etc to finish!

ENJOY! this was so tasty and full of flavor not to mention there was plenty left for leftovers the next day!

Strawberry Ice cream recipe

1 Pint fresh ripe strawberries, stemmed and sliced

3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice ( I used bottled)

1 cup of sugar, divided

1 cup of whole milk

2 cups of heavy cream

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

combine strawberries with lemon juice and 1/3 cup of sugar. stir gently and let macerate in juices for 2 hours. In a medium bowl, use a hand mixer or whisk to combine the milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved (1-2 min on low-speed). stir in heavy cream plus strawberry juice and vanilla. turn machine on. pour mixture into freezing bowl. let mix for 25-30 min. add strawberries during the last five minutes.

Happy Cooking!

Things tickling my fancy:

1. These ADORABLE Handmade hair accessories from Quirky Squirrels on Etsy  http://www.etsy.com/shop/quirkysquirrels?ref=pr_shop_more

2. Beautiful sunshiney days like TODAY!

3. This amazing Apple Sangria I made the other day for PYT and Jessica’s Adult Disney Princess Party ( I was channeling Snow White)  http://nutmegnanny.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/honeycrisp-apple-sangria/

 

 

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4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by june on April 9, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Please bring the ice cream maker when you come to visit! I’m tempted to cheat on my diet! See you soon.

    Reply

  2. Posted by Virginia O'Neal on April 14, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Looks wonderful, strawberry is my favorite. I just might have to invest in one……..LOVE YOU MORE !!

    Reply

  3. This looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    Reply

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