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This strawberry ice cream recipe is made without eggs and is some of the creamiest, tastiest ice cream you can make at home using an ice cream maker. It is naturally pink from the gently mashed strawberries.
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How to Make Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
In order to make from-scratch strawberry ice cream, you will need the following ingredients:
- 2 cups of chopped strawberries (fresh, rinsed, dried, hulled, and chopped)
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 tsp of fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups of whole milk
- 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
- 1 tsp of vanilla bean paste or 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
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- Ice cream maker/attachment for stand mixer
- Large bowl
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups
- Loaf pan or ice cream storage container
- Ice Cream scoop
Get the printable recipe for Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream below!
Tips for making Strawberry Ice Cream
Are fresh or frozen strawberries better?
For this recipe, freshly chopped berries are better than frozen berries. You will get a more authentic taste, and your berries will not taste sour. I decided to only lightly mash mine after mixing the batter to keep a lot of nice chunks!
Do I need eggs in my ice cream?
For this recipe, you do not need to add eggs. The ice cream freeze well and was creamy and delicious!
How long to freeze ice cream?
While this ice cream was soft serve consistency when it went into the loaf pan, it took a solid 6 hours to harden. To enjoy, simply scoop out using an ice cream scoop. Be sure to make sure the container is thoroughly closed.
How long to churn strawberry ice cream?
This recipe took 20 minutes in my stand mixer using the attachment. The bowl was fully frozen for best results. Just make sure you keep the speed on low because if you do not, the ice cream will spill out.
I had mine too high and the mixture overflowed. Thankfully, my Brawny® Tear-A-Square® paper towels helped to clean up the giant mess I made!
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
- 2 cups strawberries wash, dry, hull, chop
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 cups whole milk
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- Make sure your ice cream maker bowl is frozen for at least 24 hours before use.
- Add chopped strawberries to a large glass mixing bowl.
- Add in sugar and lemon juice and mix. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
- Add in milk & heavy cream. Add in vanilla bean paste and mix thoroughly.
- Gently mash berries using a hand masher.
- Pour mixture into your ice cream maker.
- Keep speed on low for at least 20 minutes (may take longer) for soft serve consistency.
- Pour slightly frozen batter into an ice cream container or loaf pan. Cover thoroughly.
- Allow mixture to fully freeze for 6-9 hours before enjoying.