Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s Summer and it’s time for ice cream. I have to admit I purchased an ice cream maker several years ago but actually never used it until I made this strawberry ice cream. Terrible, I know. I do that a lot.
I was actually super surprised at how delicious this turned out – super rich and super creamy. Perfect to cool down on those hot summer days.
This is the tempering process. Add only a small amount of your hot mixture to the eggs and stir like crazy. You want to warm them up so that they don’t scramble when you add in the rest.
Your strawberry mixture should look a little like this. Very jammy. You don’t want any whole fruit in there that hasn’t gone through this process, otherwise you’ll end up with blocks of frozen strawberries that end up tasting like frozen blocks of strawberry ice. Trust me.
Check out the wooden spurtle, its my favorite wooden spoon/spatula/all around helpful gadget.
The strawberry mixture just folded in.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
I hope you get to make this soon!
Strawberry Ice Cream
Ice Cream Base
2 cups half and half
1 cup sugar
4 tablespoons corn syrup
2 cans evaporated milk
6 large egg yolks
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1 lbs of berries, washed and sliced
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Juice of one lemon
Ice Cream maker
For the strawberry mixture, heat all of the ingredients above in a saucepan until strawberries have broken down and become jam-like. Remove from the heat and let cool completely.
In a saucepan, heat the half and half, ½ cup sugar, evaporated milk, salt and corn syrup on medium high until temperature reaches 180 degrees or until tiny bubbles form around the outside (don’t boil). Remove from the heat and let sit.
In as separate bowl, combine the remaining sugar and eggs. Slowly temper the eggs by gradually whisking in the hot mixture until it’s all combined. Return entire mixture to the saucepan and heat until it reaches 160 degrees.
Remove from the heat and let cool in the freezer or in an ice bath for 20 – 30 minutes. Once cool, add the ice cream base mixture to your ice cream maker as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
When you visibly see the ice cream starting to form, gently stir in the strawberry and freeze.