SUPERFOOD Dreamy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream!
It's snowing as I write this, so it's not exactly ice cream weather here in Michigan, but when you have kids (and you're a dessert-aholic like myself), any day is good for ice cream. Since this is Kent's favorite flavor, I decided it was time to use some of the strawberries in my freezer. As I explained recently in the vanilla/chocolate ice cream post, this is a dessert, yes, but full of nutrients! Only 3/4 cup of sweetener (real maple syrup) in the whole batch, not too bad as desserts go! And you can slip so many good things into this recipe!
This fits perfectly in this 2 quart ice cream maker.
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
For the first step:
- 3 cups fresh or frozen thawed ripe strawberries, sliced (if they're frozen, just cook them for a bit and then cut in half or whatever you'd like)
- 4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 1 large (I use organic lemons when I can find them)
- 1/4 cup real maple syrup
- 2 egg yolks, be sure you use good quality eggs from a local farmer who raises healthy pasture-fed hens…I wouldn't recommend eating raw eggs from the grocery store.
- 1/2 cup real maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2-3 heaping Tablespoons Colostrum powder, for improved gut health and extra creamy dreamy texture and flavor!
- 1 scoop Collagen
- 6 caps of these probiotics I don't do this every time, but since my kids won't take them regularly, sometimes I just slip them in here!
- 1 Tablespoon Arrowroot Flour looks like cornstarch only it's better for us
- 3 cups heavy cream/whipping cream, preferably raw, but for sure NOT ultra-pasteurized (FYI: you can do any combination of cream or milk, the more cream, you guessed it, the creamier it'll be! Usually I'll make it with 2 cups cream and 1 cup raw milk to get some healthy bacteria and other goodies in there, and if I have raw cream from the farm too, even better!)
- Reserved juices
- 1/2 of the mashed strawberries
- Combine berries, lemon juice, and maple syrup and stir gently. Let set for 2 hours (or overnight) – I never think to do this part ahead like I'm supposed to, though, and just skip that step and it's still good. Strain the berries, reserving juices. Mash or puree half the berries. (If you have frozen berries, cook until soft, cut in half, then strain, etc.)
- Mix remaining ingredients together well in a deep bowl with a stick blender. Pour into ice cream maker and process according to instructions. 5 minutes before mixing is complete, add the reserved sliced strawberries and let mix in completely.
- Serve and enjoy!
I'd love to know which you think is better, this homemade strawberry ice cream, the chocolate ice cream, OR the vanilla ice cream? I thought this was the best strawberry ice cream I've ever had…but nothing beats chocolate in my world!
More you might like:
- You don't need to feel guilty about this dessert, but just in case you're interested, here's a listing of posts all about losing weight.
- Another fairly low-carb and almost healthy dessert like this one: Crème Brule
- Here's my complete listing of RECIPES