Too many strawberries – Lardersaga shows us what to do
Glut of strawberries, easy dessert ? Answer : Strawberry Ice Cream
“I love ice cream and particularly strawberry, what better way to finish a dinner party than with a couple of scoops, a splash of Framboise and a few fresh berries. This has to be the easiest ice cream recipe ever invented. Firstly, there is no ice cream maker involved – so none of that having to remember to freeze the dreaded bowl, secondly, because it really is cheats ice cream – it is not custard based or egg based in any way – just simple double cream and thirdly, it does not need beating half way through freezing. All in all a very straight forward process and the end result tastes properly of strawberry, summer and homemade. If however you did have one of those fancy ice cream machines that you plug into the wall, I do think the end result would be more superior if it was churned.”
Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
500gms of fresh strawberries (hulled) – try and use British they are so, so, so good now
30gms of icing sugar
1/2 pint of double cream
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1. Puree the strawberries with the lemon juice and icing sugar.
2. Whip the cream till it just holds its shape.
3. Now fold in the puree with the cream and freeze.
Hoorah – ice cream made.
This ice cream really benefits from being pulled out of the freezer and left to rest 20 minutes before serving.
I made this last week with a few old meringues crumbled into it transforming it into, you guessed it ‘Eton Mess Ice Cream’ – well worth a go.