I love ice cream! This is one of my favourite homemade ice cream recipes. The first time I ever made this was as a member of ERICS (the Emmanuel Real Ice Cream Society) at Cambridge. I don’t have the recipe we used back then so I came up with this recipe which is the one I now use. I’ve made several times before but this time I thought I’d share it with everyone – in full pictorial detail!
You’ll need the following ingredients:
- 500g Fresh Strawberries
- 175g Caster Sugar
- 500ml Whipping Cream
- 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice
N.B. The orange juice should not be made from concentrate.
On this occasion buying the ingredients cost under £6 and I didn’t use everything I bought so taking account of what I did use it actually cost me a lot less:
|Item||Total Cost||Used||Actual cost|
|Strawberries||£3.00||500g of 800g||£1.88|
|Whipped Cream||£1.00||500ml of 500ml||£1.00|
|Orange Juice||£1.00||71ml of 1L||£0.07|
|Caster Sugar||£0.97||175g of 1Kg||£0.17|
Just follow the simple steps below to make this delicious ice cream!
1. Hull the Strawberries
Using a sharp knife at an angle, core the stems out of the top of the strawberry. If this doesn’t make sense check out this guide.
You should also wash the strawberries at this stage so they are ready to be mashed.
2. Mash the Strawberries
This is the fun part of the process – use a potato masher or your hands and mash it as fine as possible. Avoid blending as you will loose the texture.
3. Add the orange juice
Add 4 tablespoons of fresh orange juice (not from concentrate)
4. Stir in the sugar
Stir in all of the Caster Sugar.
5. Add the whipping cream
Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks – don’t overwhip!
Fold the cream into the strawberries.
Transfer the mixture to a container and put it in the freezer for 90 minutes – until it is partly frozen
7. After 90 minutes…
The mixture should be partially frozen. Transfer it into a bowl and break it up with a fork.
Then mix until smooth – this helps the consistency and texture (avoiding ice crystals).
Pop it back in the freezer until it is completely frozen.
8. After a further 5 hours…
The mixture should be completely frozen!
Serve and enjoy!
The sauce I’ve made here is a simple Strawberry sauce – boil 4 tablespoons of water + 3 tablespoons of sugar + 50g mashed strawberries for a few minutes, then filter to leave the pure juice.
Even if I do say so myself!