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Was searching the internet for a strawberry ice cream recipe with a custard base and this one looked like the best – no strange additives like some other recipes. I made the strawberries into half puree and half sauce as suggested and it turned out absolutely amazing. This is only my second time making ice cream but this recipe makes it taste like I’ve been making strawberry ice cream for years! Very well done. Will definitely be making it again. Seems like it would be very easy to adjust using different fruits too :)
Hi, Thea! Strawberry ice cream is hard to beat. I’m glad you enjoyed it and feel like an ice cream making pro! Thanks for taking the time to let me know!
Would I be able to mix the 3 components into one bowl to cool down to allow for easier storage before churning?
I believe so, yes! But have everything cooled down first. You can speed up the cooking of anything cooked in this recipe by using an ice bath to cool down the custard base and the cooked strawberries.
I followed your recipe to the letter, and we enjoyed the best home-made strawberry ice cream I have ever made. My Russian wife says it is better than B-R’s – a high accolade indeed in Moscow. I agree with the other comments: the berry syrup and puree are genius. I have used vodka in the past, and experimented with rum, but no more. I had noticed the fresh flavor was missing. I applaud your research and attention to detail. Well done!
Hi, Jerry! What a nice thing to say! I’m glad you and your wife enjoyed the ice cream! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!
Can I sub strawberries with peaches?
Hi, Huong! You can sub peaches for the strawberries.
Just made this, and it’s so so so good! The berry syrup and berry puree are genius!
Thank you, Anh! I’m glad you liked the ice cream!
Oh, wow! This ice cream is a small miracle! I’ve made a lot of homemade ice cream and none of the recipes–and certainly not my first attempt at strawberry last week–turned out nearly as well as this did. It’s a commercial grade result! Thank you SO much for this recipe–do you have others?
Hi, Alexis! I’m glad you loved the recipe. Thanks for letting me know. We have load of ice cream recipes on the site. Why don’t you try the Mexican Chocolate Ice Cream next!
Maybe the best ice cream I’ve ever had. Made on 4th of July with the kids. We are all excited about the new tradition.
Hi, Emily! Thanks so much for letting me know how much you loved the ice cream. Sounds perfect for 4th of July!
This turned out great. The berries were too macerated to ever become icy. I have made ice cream many times. I think this recipe would be just fine with only 4 egg yolks and 1 cup of sugar max. If you don’t have a vanilla bean, it will still turn out great. The color was a gorgeous pink.
Hi, Jennifer! I’m glad you enjoyed the ice cream! Thanks so much for letting me know!
Should the fresh strawberries be sliced or chopped? Or does it not matter because they get smushed anyway?
Hi Anne! They do get sliced, and then they get smushed! Both things happen. Happy ice cream making!
I really want to buy an ice cream maker and make this for my kiddos. Can you recommend a good one?
Hi, Stephanie! Owning an ice cream maker is always a good idea! I bought this Cuisinart Ice Cream maker in yellow 5 years ago and I’ve never looked back!
I made this recipe for Easter dessert and it was delicious!! The strawberries were not even that ripe and it still turned out super flavorful. I doubled the recipe and got about 10 1/2 cups. Was a bit of work, but you really can’t beat homemade ice cream! Thanks so much for the recipe!!
Hi, Lindsay! I’m glad you were able to make this for your Easter dinner! Thanks for letting me know you loved it!
its great ! Sugar was perfect. Get the taste of Strawberry. I couldn’t stop licking it off the icecream maker bowl !
Hi, Rajshree! Yay! Ice cream for the win! I’m glad you liked it!
why not just frsh strawberries pureed ?
Hi, Rajshree! Great question! Fresh strawberries have a high water content. The water can crystallize when frozen and will negatively impact the creamy texture of the ice cream.
The texture is spot on and the berries really shined but I found it much too sweet. I would definitely make it again but will cut the sugar in half!
Hi, Adrian! Thanks for letting me know how much you liked the ice cream. Feel free to reduce the sugar, but half might be too much. Sugar lowers the freezing point of water which contributes to the creamy texture of the ice cream. You could try to replace some of the sugar with dextrose/glucose which you can sometimes find in the baking aisle at the supermarket or at home brew shops. It is less sweet than regular sugar but lowers the freezing point better.
I made this last weekend and although I wouldn’t say my favorite flavor of ice cream is strawberry, it may well be the best ice cream I’ve ever had! ♥
Hi, Jessica! I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for letting us know!
Thank you for your article and recipe…!!! I am sure I am going to try to make it this weekend, when one of my daughters will come and help me do it or do it herself… We both bought fresh strawberries (at bargain prices now in San Diego) and will mash them with a vengeance just thinking of the end result… Thanks again for your time and efforts trying and testing this recipe to share with us… !!!
Hi, Kukuli! Love it when I get a good deal on strawberries! I hope you enjoy the ice cream!
I am sure this is wonderful! However, for an easier method this never fails.
Two quarts strawberries
1quart whipping cream
2/3 cup sugar
pinch of salt
Puree washed and capped strawberries with sugar and refrigerate for at least 6 hours. Combine refrigerated mixture with cream and churn in your ice cream maker.
Makes 2quarts. Wonderful!
Hi, glohume! Thanks for the suggestion. I will have to try it. It sounds delicious.
I love how the cooked, jammy strawberries combined with fresh strawberries to give this ice cream ultra strawberry flavor. I barely got a scoop bc the ice cream disappeared….late night freezer foragers made quick work of it!
This ice cream is everything. It’s creamy, tangy, sweet- I legitimately got mad at my children because they wanted more than one scoop. So, I hid it in the back of my freezer…the one in the garage that no one but me ever goes into. I told them it was gone, but I’d really sneak out when they were doing school or sleeping to eat it straight from the carton. This ice cream make subterfuge parenting a thing.