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Chef John's Strawberry Ice Cream

Chef John's Strawberry Ice Cream

Chef John

"Many people consider this type of strawberry ice cream recipe a 'hack' or a 'cheat' because we're skipping the more time-consuming and sometimes temperamental egg-custard step; but even if I didn't want to save time I'd still prefer this method. To be clear, I'm only speaking about this specific flavor of ice cream. For deep, dark chocolate, or butter pecan, I'll take the classic French-style every time. But, for sweet, juicy strawberries, I'm not a big fan of the egginess you get with the traditional method."
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Ingredients

2 h 55 m servings 205 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 205 kcal
  • 10%
  • Fat:
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 16.8g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.7 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 56 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 40 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Place strawberries and sugar in a blender and pulse until pureed; steep for 10 minutes.
  2. Pour cream, milk, vanilla extract, and salt into strawberry mixture; blend until smooth and slightly thickened, 10 to 15 seconds. Whisk red food color into cream mixture.
  3. Pour strawberry mixture into the container of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Transfer ice cream to a sealable container, cover the ice cream with plastic wrap, seal the container, and freeze, 2 hours to overnight.
  4. Process in an ice cream maker until thick. Immediately transfer to a sealable container, cover with plastic wrap, cover the bowl with a lid and freeze for 2 hours to overnight.

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Reviews

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This is quick, easy and good. I agree with Chef John that a simple base like this is the best for strawberry ice cream. If you want a pretty color this is the way to get it. But I think I will a...

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I found the flavor to be a bit lacking. I made this as a treat for my husband who requested Strawberry Ice Cream as our flavor of the week and we both thought it was "just okay." It's missing s...

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This is quick, easy and good. I agree with Chef John that a simple base like this is the best for strawberry ice cream. If you want a pretty color this is the way to get it. But I think I will a...

I found the flavor to be a bit lacking. I made this as a treat for my husband who requested Strawberry Ice Cream as our flavor of the week and we both thought it was "just okay." It's missing s...

Awesome! The fresh flavor of the strawberries shines brightly in this ice cream. Out of habit, I keep all the containers to be used in the freezer until I’m ready to fill, and the blender jar ...

This is the best strawberry ice cream I have ever had! I love the simple, real ingredients used in this recipe. I didn't add any food coloring so that I could keep this completely natural. I use...

We thoroughly enjoyed this ice cream. I forgot the vanilla but will make sure it's added in next time. Very, very good. Next time I may substitute some milk for half the heavy cream and see wha...

Great recipe Chef John! I subbed fat free half & half for the milk since the only milk I had was skim. Very creamy.

This was my first try at an eggless ice cream, and all I can say is WOW ! Very creamy, not too sweet and a taste of summer in the middle of a long winter. I cannot wait to try this with the fre...

This recipe is pretty good except I agree with a previous reviewer that it could have used a little more sugar. When you make this ice cream be sure to evaluate the sweetness of the fruit you ar...

Superb. Smooth. Creamy. Divine. I can't stop sneaking bites.

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