Loaded with fresh strawberries, this Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream is an easy and delicious summer dessert!
Strawberry Ice Cream is a classic. Sure, it’s not vanilla or chocolate…but it’s still a classic. I mean, it even has a spot in the Neapolitan lineup right alongside its two heavyweight friends. So why is strawberry ice cream so difficult to find? It usually takes me a bit of rummaging around in the ice cream bins at the store to find strawberry. Of course, I can always do the Neapolitan threesome–but sometimes I just want all strawberry. I don’t want to eat around the other two flavors. (I have issues with mixing my ice cream flavors. I was a strange kid.) I just want a bowl of plain strawberry ice cream, darn it!
Now that the weather has finally turned warm again, I’ve been craving ice cream like no other. (To be fair, I crave ice cream year-round. The warmer weather just gives me the excuse I need.) Warmer weather also means planting the garden, and I couldn’t be happier about this. However, strawberries are one item that won’t be in our garden this year.
Strawberries actually grow pretty well here in upstate New York. I know this from experience. Sadly, the chipmunks know this, too. After several years of constructing a virtual Fort Knox around our strawberry bed, we pulled out all of our strawberry plants last year. You happy now, Chip and Dale? You win. But the joke is on you since now we grow arugula and jalapenos in that old strawberry bed. Have fun chowing down on those, little guys.
Thanks to Chip and Dale, I had to buy the strawberries for this Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream from the grocery store. They were a little on the tart side, but that actually led to a delicious ice cream. Instead of an overwhelmingly sweet dessert, this version is perfect. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, then may I suggest that you go out and get one. Today. They aren’t terribly expensive, and you’ll be able to use it to create amazing frozen treats all summer long…starting with this Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream! Enjoy!
So tell me…what is your favorite classic ice cream flavor?