Wild Strawberry ice cream is the perfect treat to cool you off in the midst of summer. If you have the patience to gather a pound of wild strawberries, or know someone who does, this is a refreshing way to experience the immense flavor of this tiny fruit. This homemade ice cream recipe is incredibly easy, making it the perfect summer dessert. You can replace one cup of half-and-half with one tablespoon of melted butter plus enough milk to equal one cup. If you need more or less than a cup, just maintain the same ratio: one tablespoon of butter to almost a cup of milk. The fresh strawberry flavor in this will blow your mind.
Wild Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
- 2 cups strawberries
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup half and half
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl mix: strawberries, honey, sugar and lemon juice. Allow to sit 20 minutes, or until the strawberries have released their juices. Mash the mixture with a potato masher or pastry cutter until there are no longer any large strawberry pieces. If you prefer a smooth ice cream, use a blender or food processor instead.
To the strawberries, mix heavy cream, half and half, and vanilla extract. Stir just until combined. Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.