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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe 

I love my homemade strawberry ice cream recipe.

Creamy, dreamy and rich; full of strawberry flavor. I offer some variations for strawberry ice cream below.

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Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

But first, I’m going to let you in on a little secret (that most will NOT tell you) for most homemade ice cream recipes.

Most ice cream is made from using this base recipe. If you want to go all out and don’t care about the calories, use 2 cups of HEAVY whipping cream.

More ice cream flavor ideas.

Or you can just use 1 cup of HEAVY whipping cream and 1 cup of LIGHT whipping cream; plus the milk.

For fruit ice cream use the juice of 1/2 of a fresh lemon to squeeze over the fruit for your homemade ice cream recipe.


2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup of whole milk
1/2 to 1 cup of white sugar, depending how sweet you want it
1 TBS pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature

In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs until light and fluffy.  Add sugar and whisk together for another minute.  Stir in whipping cream, whole milk and vanilla until well combined. Pour into ice cream maker and mix according to manufacturer’s instructions (20 to 25 minutes).

Easy recipe for Strawberry Ice Cream by Cuisinart.



16 oz fresh strawberries (1 pint)
3 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar

Ice Cream Base
1 cup milk
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla extract


Wash, stem, and slice strawberries.

Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 1/3 cup sugar in a small airtight container.

Place strawberry mixture in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Leaving in longer will enhance the flavor.

Ice Cream Base

Mix milk and sugar, allowing the sugar to dissolve (mix about 1 -2 minutes with a hand mixer or whisk).

Drain strawberries, adding juice to milk mixture. Set strawberries aside.

Stir in heavy cream and vanilla.

Pour mixture into your ice cream maker.

Mix about 20-25 minutes.

Add about half the strawberries to ice cream mixture (use the other half as a fresh berry topping!).

Mix 5 minutes more in your ice cream maker.

Helpful Hint: If you’d like a more “intense” strawberry color, simply add a few drops of red food coloring until you achieve the color you desire.

Serving Tip: Just like a cherry on top completes an ice cream sundae, strawberry ice cream looks great when served with a plump, ripe strawberry on top.


1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and chopped
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 eggs
1 cup sugar, divided
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Combine strawberries, 1/2 cup sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Refrigerate for 2 hours.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs until fluffy; about 2 minutes. Gradually add 3/4 cup of sugar; mix well. Then stir in the whipping cream, whole milk and vanilla.

Next, add the strawberries and juice from the refrigerator and gently fold mixture into the heavy whipping cream. Pour into your ice cream machine and follow manufacturer’s instructions.

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