No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream


Happy Friday, cute people!

I bet I know what you’re doing right now…my best guess is that you’re on your computer/couch watching replays and clips of the royal wedding, right? Yeah I got it right. Don’t worry, we’re all doing it.

Take a break, make some ice cream. Or make some ice cream so you have something fun to eat while judging Kate’s flower arrangement choices.

Look at these eggs below.

You won’t need them to make this ice cream. Make an omelet instead.

Today we’re making no-cook strawberry ice cream. No sitting over the stove heating up milk, separating egg yolks, or tempering and getting all nervous. We’ll do that some other time.

Today we’re trying to get ice cream as fast as we can in our faces; sound good?

Let’s go!

Take some strawberries. Duh. Hull them, or lop off the tops.

Put ’em in a food processor or blender and turn it on. This recipe uses a blender and a food processor. Next time I’ll just use the blender–less clean-up. We all like that.

It’ll turn into this:

Then it’s time for sugar, lemon zest and salt. My strawberries and your strawberries might vary in sweetness, that’s why I recommend adding the sugar to taste. I did this and ended up using 3/4 of what the recipe called for.

This part is kinda fun. Seeing the heavy cream swirl in the strawberry mixture is so pretty. I bet you wish you could see that.

This would’ve been a great opportunity for me to take a picture. But I didn’t because I was busy ooohhhing and ahhhing.

This recipe is allll about pouring, I realized. Pour the heavy cream into the strawberry mixture.

Pulse until it’s all combined and light pink.

Pour it into that bowl you used earlier.

Stick it in the fridge for a few hours until it gets really cold.

Then pour it into the ice cream maker. When it’s done churning, transfer it to a tupperware, and place a plastic wrap on its surface. Almost what you do with pudding. This way ice crystals won’t form on the surface.

I ate my ice cream in between two biscuits, but seriously, a little whipped cream in a bowl will do just fine.

Isn’t watching Kate become a REAL LIFE princess so much better now?!

No-Cook Ice Cream

Recipe adapted from Gourmet

Print this recipe!

1 pound strawberries, trimmed, halved if large

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

1/8 teaspoon salt

2 cups heavy cream

Place strawberries in a blender or food processor and pulse until puree is smooth. Transfer to a bowl and add salt, lemon juice, sugar and mix. (Note: I ended up using 1/2 cup of sugar.)

Transfer the strawberry mixture to a blender and purée with cream until smooth. Return strawberry cream to bowl and chill, stirring occasionally, until very cold, 3 to 6 hours. (Note: you could halve this time if you placed it in the freezer for an hour, stirring it every 15-20 minutes.)

Freeze mixture in ice cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container, place a plastic wrap on the surface, cover and put in freezer to firm up.

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  • Reply Jessica @ How Sweet April 29, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Wrong to eat this for breakfast? No?

  • Reply Erin April 29, 2011 at 4:34 am

    I confess I am probably one of the few who woke up at 4am for something other than the wedding. I feel like the only person who’s just not into it but this ice cream? Between biscuits!? Oh my it looks like strawberry short cake. I love it.

  • Reply Bianca April 29, 2011 at 6:24 am

    Biscuits and Ice cream are the best ” let me judge the royals and secretly wish I was them” food! Kate Middleton wishes she had this right now !

  • Reply Marysol April 29, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Are you referring to the royal wedding that’s been talked about for the last five months?

    Nope. Hadn’t heard 🙂

    In any case, I’d love your Strawberry Ice Cream, made with real ingredients, and sandwiched between two buttery biscuits. This is dessert fit for royalty.

  • Reply laura @ glutton for nourishment April 29, 2011 at 8:15 am

    this looks beautiful, but it makes me sad because since we moved i can no longer fit the freezer bowl of my ice cream maker in my freezer! waah!

  • Reply Joanne April 29, 2011 at 10:17 am

    it always depresses me when a recipe for ice cream calls for making a custard first…and then chilling it…and then churning it…and then chilling it. TOO MUCH TIME. I want my ice cream and I want it NOW. That’s why this recipe is perfect.

  • Reply kickpleat April 29, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I love this! I’ve got some frozen strawberries in the freezer from last summer so I must use them up before I go buying this summer’s berries. Yum!!

  • Reply Jen of My Tiny Oven April 29, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Seriously I NEED to get an ice cream machine! YUM!

  • Reply Jamie April 29, 2011 at 10:43 am

    It’s recipes like these that make me want to go out and buy an ice cream maker! No fair >.<

  • Reply Katrina April 29, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    This looks too good. Awesome.

  • Reply The Newlywed Chefs April 29, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    It’s Friday… Friday…

  • Reply yummy supper April 29, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Oh yum! That last photo makes me too hungry!
    I cannot believe I missed that wedding. Was I the only one?
    P.S. I know you mentioned you are heading to Bali soon. If I can help you with any restaurant suggestions, etc, please feel free to ask. I’d be happy to share what we’ve learned over the past 4 months here.

  • Reply Sherry Greek April 30, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Mmm I love when blogs start showing their ice cream recipes! It looks fantastic with those biscuits, and so does the whipped topping!

  • Reply Reeni April 30, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I made a similar strawberry ice cream! I love how easy it is and scrumptious! Bursting with fresh strawberry flavor.

  • Reply Dana May 1, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Yum! I love an ice cream recipe that is not too work intensive.

  • Reply Tami Anderson May 2, 2011 at 2:27 am

    YAY for cutting out the troublesome custard part of it all! The last recipe I was totally wanting biscuits and strawberry ice cream… honestly, its inspired! Thanks for sharing the second half!

  • Reply Amy @ A Little Nosh May 2, 2011 at 7:18 am

    That looks YUM! Can’t wait until our farmer’s market opens and the strawberries are in abundance. This is exactly what I’m going to do with them. My son will be in HEAVEN!

  • Reply Foodiebia May 12, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I made this last weekend, and it was delicious! So simple too! I blogged about it here:

    • Reply Adrianna May 12, 2011 at 4:01 pm

      Looks delicious and gorgeous!

  • Reply Liz May 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    My god, I want to make this. Right this instant. Could you possibly use frozen strawberries for this?

  • Reply Nicolette September 1, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Just made this! I hope it turns out well being that I don’t have an ice cream maker. The pink lady cupcakes came out A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.! the strawberry ice cream is the accomplice. Happy eating ! ^_^

  • Reply Nicolette September 1, 2011 at 7:52 am


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