Monday, February 9, 2009

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

This may be blasphemy to some, but I'm here to confess: I don't like chocolate ice cream. So you won't be finding any here, unless I lose my mind and decide to make it for my kids during the summer. I guess that could happen; I've been accused of being crazy (by them) many times.

However, I am the world's greatest fan of vanilla ice cream. I adore French Vanilla ice cream. I could weigh 400 pounds if there was enough French Vanilla ice cream in my h
ouse. (Note to self: don't do it! Restrain yourself!) Anyway, I found this recipe for French Vanilla ice cream, and had a few sorry, store bought, semi flavorless but absolutely beautiful strawberries in the fridge. And so was created this, with, as usual, a way to not have to dirty every pan in the house to make it. Even with plenty of dishwasher space, I'm not a fan of rinsing, loading and unloading pots and pans. So, I use my Pampered Chef 2 quart batter bowl to prepare the liquid which will become ice cream and chill it, then pour it into the ice cream maker bowl, and return it to the Pampered Chef bowl when it's done. Voila! No extra dishes!

STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE ICE CREAM

3 cups heavy cream

1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 cup sliced strawberries*


Measure the milk, and heat it with the sugar in the microwave 1 to 2 minutes, until the sugar dissolves. Whisk some of the hot milk in with the egg yolks, then whisk the egg yolks into the milk. Heat about 3 minutes, whisking every 30 to 45 seconds, until the mixture begins t
o boil. Remove from the microwave, let it stand 5 minutes, then add the cream and vanilla extract. Chill about an hour, then freeze according to your ice cream maker's directions. When it's about done, scoop strawberry slices in, and let it process one minute more, to incorporate the strawberries, and put it in the freezer for at least 2 hours. If you want to be fancy, serve it over sliced pound cake so it's really strawberry shortcake. As for me, I was lazy, and served it in bowls. Yes, some nights I'm so worn out I'd just as soon hand everyone a scoop of ice cream and wish them all a lot of luck. Note that I cut my strawberries into chunks, and they were too big: they became really hard after sitting in the freezer for a while. You can see that in this picture. Next time (and my dearly beloved swears there WILL be a next time for this one), I'll slice the berries.

15 comments:

doggybloggy said...

strawberry anything is a winner with me...this is by far the best flavor I think you have made.....

Paula said...

Marjie, this is lovely. I love the strawberries peeking out from the ice cream. I was thinking that you had put chunks of shortcake in it, too! I guess that wouldn't work, but wouldn't it be cool if it did? You work too hard. I hope you put your feet up and had a scoop of this.

Channon said...

Be still my heart - and be silenty my tummy - the only thing that MIGHT be better would be pumpkin pie ice cream.

noble pig said...

You are so funny...store bought strawberries...you mean you can grow them? Really?

This sounds like the perfect dessert.

gaylen said...

Thatlooks yummy. I was worried about you all day. Glad to see some home cooked goodness coming from your kitchen. g

jesse said...

Hmm, that's so funny because I'm not a big fan of chocolate ice cream either... I'll gladly help myself to a heaping bowl of the strawberry ice cream though!! Mmm!

Katherine Aucoin said...

I have some fresh strawberries in the fridge. I will have to give this a try!

Pam said...

I don't mind chocolate ice cream but my very favorite flavors are vanilla and strawberry. This strawberry shortcake ice cream looks fantastic.

Claire S. said...

MY favorite anything is chocolate !

But hubby prefers vanilla - and his favorite fruit is strawberries. Must check the freezer, I'm sure there're some berries in there somewhere.

Pam said...

Bookmarked!!!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

I'd trade chocolate ice cream for this one - it looks delicious!

Bunny said...

This looks wonderful, I'm bookmarking it for later use! I LOVE french vanilla ice cream!

Grace said...

you and your ice cream creations--they're gonna be the death of me because i can't have them! this one's particularly phenomenal, as i adore strawberry shortcake. :)

Kevin said...

This ice cream sounds great!

Peter M said...

Yes, this is another winning ice cream cration. When I get my machine...expect me to bug you for tips, deal?