July 23, 2009

Strawberry Ice Cream

Gourmet, August 2009

I realized I have no ice-cream recipes on here! How can that be? So, here's a delicious, pure-tasting strawberry one I made just this week, from the most recent Gourmet.

1 lb. strawberries, trimmed
3/4 C sugar
3/4 t lemon juice
1/8 t salt
2 C heavy cream

Coarsely mash strawberries with sugar, lemon juice, and salt using a potato masher in a large bowl. Let stand, stirring and mashing occasionally, 10 minutes (don't mash too much if you want visible strawberry chunks in the ice cream).

Transfer half of strawberry mixture to a blender and puree with cream until smooth. Return strawberry cream to bowl with remaining strawberries and chill, stirring occasionally, until very cold, 3 to 6 hours (I didn't do this because I was working with just-thawed strawberries that I had picked and frozen a few weeks ago, so the mixture was cold enough already).

Freeze ice cream in ice-cream maker. Put in freezer to firm up.

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