I know what you may be thinking – there are a dozen ways to do this, I wonder which one they are a going to mention. Well, you are right, there are several ways to make homemade ice cream.
There are several different types of machines and there are even ways to make ice cream without a machine. But what we have is a neat little machine we received as a gift some time ago.
We really like it because all you have to do is remember to put the freezer bowl into the freezer 24 hours before you are ready to start.Then, add the ingredients, turn the machine on, wait a little while – and enjoy.
No ice. No salt. Not saying any other method is wrong – just saying this works out great for us.
Watch us make this recipe for Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream by clicking this link, or by watching below:
Pride In The Ingredients
When Jennifer put this ice cream into creation for the first time, the first thing I was excited about was that two of the ingredients are special. For the milk we are using our own goat milk.
Goat milk, in our opinion, is delicious to begin with, and has a sweeter taste than store bought cows milk. It seems to make a great option to try in our ice cream!
Second, we were able to purchase some strawberries from a local farmer at our farmers market. Yes, we could pop these in our mouths and be perfectly content – however, adding them in to this recipe just heightens them even more.
What is more, is soon enough we hope to process some of our milk. Right now, all we use is the straight milk. Hopefully much sooner than later we will begin making our own sweetened condensed milk and heavy whipping cream.
Okay, okay. So what do you put in the machine so you can try it? Here is the list:
Strawberry Ice Cream
- 1 Cup of Diced Strawberries
- 2 Tablespoons of Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup of Raw Goats Milk
- 1/2 Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 Tablespoons of Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
What is more, is soon enough we hope to process some of our milk. Right now, all we use is the straight milk. Hopefully much sooner than later we will begin making our own sweetened condensed milk and heavy whipping cream, which will make this all that much better!
While we are using Goats Milk, we do not see why you could not use Raw Whole Cows Milk, and would encourage you to give it a try – also, make use of that milk and make your own condensed milk and heavy cream – let us know how it goes for you!
Be sure to start this process a day and 3 hours ahead of when you want to have your ice cream. If you are not using an ice cream machine that uses a freezer bowl, your timing will need to be adjusted. We cannot vouch for this recipe using any other method.
Place your freezer bowl in the freezer for 24 hours.
An hour before the freezer bowl is ready, dice up the strawberries into small ~1/4 inch pieces. Sprinkle the granulated sugar on top of them and toss it around to coat the strawberries evenly. Place this mixture into the refrigerator.
When the freezer bowl is ready, remove it from the freezer and place it into the machine. Add all of the ingredients as listed above, being sure to remember the strawberries you put in the refrigerator.
Turn the machine on and let it spin for about 1 1/2 hours, or until you see the consistency shown in the video.
Turn off the machine, remove the paddle and place the ice cream into a bowl for storage in the freezer. While you could place the freezer bowl with the ice cream inside of it directly into the freezer, we do not recommend it. Not only does it not have a lid on it, but as long as ice cream remains in the freezer bowl, you cannot clean out and re-freeze the bowl for the next batch!
Allow the ice cream to set for a 1 to 2 hours, and enjoy!