Welcome to Day 4 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25 amazing bloggers to make satisfy all your Ice Cream Cravings.
Today I've got a simple no church Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream. While I'd love to make all my ice cream in an ice cream maker, I don't have one. I ended up making this one twice and my best advice is to cut the strawberry pieces fairly small because they do freeze when they are in the ice cream. The first round I made I sliced the strawberries and while it was pretty, the strawberries were hard to eat. When I chopped the strawberries it turned out much better.
There are only 4 ingredients for this ice cream, most of which you probably have on hand. It's heavy cream, sweetened condensed milk, strawberries, and vanilla. Because I am using sweetened condensed milk there is no need to add any additional sugar. The heavy cream adds a silky, creamy texture while the condensed milk both sweetens and thickens it up.
The ice cream itself is smooth and creamy. It has a mellow vanilla flavor and is studded with the strawberries. It's great served in a bowl or mixed up in a homemade milk shake.
- 1 c. heavy cream
- ½ c. sweetened condensed milk
- 1 c. strawberries, chopped
- 1 T. vanilla
- In a large bowl beat the heavy cream with a mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
- Add in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and mix with a spoon.
- Carefully fold in the strawberries. Pour the mixture into a loaf pan, cover the surface with plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes.
- Remove from freezer, mix the ice cream around, and freeze for an additional 20 minutes. Mix and then freeze for 20 more minutes. Mix again and then cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 4 hours or until the ice cream is solid.
Our sponsors for the event have provided us with some great prizes. A huge thanks to Cake Boss, Anolon, Microplane, WÜSTHOF, Page Street Publishing and Quarry Spoon. Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen have tossed in a bonus prize of a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker because they think everyone should own one!
One Copy of the Cookbook Making Artisan Gelato by Torrance Kopfer
One Copy of the Cookbook Everything Goes with Ice Cream by Koralee Teichroeb
One Copy of the Cookbook Vegan Scoop by Wheeler del Torro
One Copy of the Cookbook The Great Vegan Bean Book by Kathy Hester
One Copy of the Cookbook Eat More Dessert by Jenny Kellar
One Copy of the Cookbook The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz
One Copy of the Cookbook Scoop Adventures by Lindsay Clendaniel
Be sure to stop by all of today's Ice Cream Week Participants:
Cherry Cola Float by Cravings of a Lunatic
Maple Bacon Bourbon Brown Sugar Ice Cream Sandwiches by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
Coffee and Donuts Ice Cream Sandwiches by The Redhead Baker
Chocolate with Buttercream Icing Ice Cream by Cookistry
Dulce de Leche and Pecan Sundae by My Catholic Kitchen
Banana Split Finger Sandwiches by The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch
Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream by Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks
Cinnamon Chunk Ice Cream by Farm Fresh Feasts
Chocolate Mint Frappe by Noshing with the Nolands
Gluten Free Lemon Mint Frozen Custard by Gluten Free Crumbley
Oreo Ice Cream by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
Peach Pie Milkshake by The Messy Baker
Strawberry Vodka Float by Mind Over Batter
Coconut Cream Fudge Bars by Quarter Life (Crisis) Cuisine
Flourless Chocolate Almond Coconut Ice Cream Sandwiches by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
How to Make an Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Soda by Mother Would Know
No Churn Low Carb Mint Ice Cream by Yours and Mine are Ours