Saturday, June 18, 2011

Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream

Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

This ice cream melted into deliciousness as fast as we could eat it. It was light and creamy and perfectly smooth. Closer to an ice milk recipe with no cream involved, but smooth and creamy nonetheless. In contrast to the first ice cream recipe I posted, THIS is what I remember from childhood. We all really loved it.

This is a recipe I will be making over and over again. I’m on a huge berry kick these days. With all of the fresh produce at our fingertips this time of year, how can I resist? I took this picture the day after we made the ice cream. It froze nicely and within a few minutes of taking it out of the freezer, I was able to scoop it out of the container.

This ice cream recipe was unbelievably simple to make. I looked around at several different recipes and they were all basically the same formula, the main thing that changed was the cream vs half and half vs milk. So, I tweaked them just a bit to use what I had in the house and it was perfect!

Strawberry Vanilla Ice Cream
Yield: about 6 cups
(printable recipe)

4 cups whole milk – I actually used farm fresh milk, so this had a higher cream content than average. (if I were using store bought milk, I would likely use 3 cups milk and 1 cup half and half or cream.)
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups crushed fresh strawberries

Wash, slice and crush the strawberries in a large bowl. Add the sugar, salt and vanilla. Stir to combine and then add the milk. Stir to combine all ingredients together and then pour into ice cream maker.

Follow instructions according to your ice cream machine’s manufacturer. Or check this out if you do not own an ice cream machine. Yes, you can still make ice cream without a machine. It works. I've done it myself. Enjoy!



  1. Oh that looks so good. I will have to give that one a try. It looks incredibly flavorful as well. I tried homemade ice cream made from milk a few weeks ago and it just seemed to lack flavor.

  2. this is my 1st time here, hop over from Quay Po's blog. You have a lovely blog, follow you. Your ice cream look so fresh and good!

  3. I do love strawberry ice cream. I have to watch my weight, so don't mind more of an ice milk at all.

    I am waiting for my strawberries to ripen, then there will be homemade strawberry ice cream galore.