Piera Jolly, founder and editor-in-chief of JollyMom.com, shares one of her favorite summertime family activities.
As soon as strawberry season begins in Georgia (usually April), we head to one of our local pick-your-own farms.
After we’ve filled our buckets and our bellies with lots of sweet, perfect berries – we come home to figure out what we are going to make with them. Always at the top of the list is homemade strawberry ice cream. Honestly, if you’ve never had homemade strawberry ice cream then you haven’t really tasted strawberry ice cream. It is bursting with strawberry flavor! So today I thought I’d share our favorite strawberry ice cream recipe for your family to enjoy this spring and summer! Making this strawberry ice cream recipe is so simple because it does not require any cooking at all. All you need are basic pantry ingredients and an ice cream maker.
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2.5 cups coarsely pureed fresh strawberries
Stem and hull your strawberries. Then, coarsely puree in a blender or food processor or by hand using a potato masher.
In a large bowl, mix together pureed strawberries and the rest of the ingredients until well combined.
Pour into the ice cream maker and freeze according the manufacturers instructions. It will be soft serve consistency (which is delicious, of course), but I like to pop it in the freezer for 2-3 hours before eating. Then, ENJOY! (P.S. If you like the personalized mixing bowls, personalized ice cream bowls, and personalized cutting board – you can get them all at Personal Creations!) If you try this recipe for yourself or have suggestions for other types of homemade treats, leave a comment on this post.
Piera Jolly is the founder and editor-in-chief of JollyMom.com, a savvy and popular blog that provides moms with helpful parenting information, fun child-friendly activities, craft ideas, recipes, and the latest trends for moms, kids, and families. JollyMom.com is also proud to have been named a Top 10 Inspiring Blogger by Mashable, a Power Mom by Nielsen and one of Access Communication’s Top 50 Mommy Blogs!