So, how did i bring myself to make ice cream? Well. Making an ice cream and eating one are two different things. Ain’t they? The inspiration to make ice cream kicked in along with the realisation that the blog doesnt have many dessert recipes. The reason is that both Mr.P and i are not great dessert persons. We like our main course and occasionally the craving to eat a deep fried starter does kick in. And we do cave. But not dessert. And Mr.P loves ice creams. So there you go, two birds in one. Blog happy. Mr.P happy. And that makes the gal happy!
Seriously, this recipe does not need an ice cream machine. And its not loaded with condensed milk. And it uses fresh lusciously red strawberries. And its egg free. Strawberries. I am already seeing stars. Sigh……. And this recipe is as easy as pie. So fold your sleeves and get ready to make your own ice cream in your own freezer.
Recipe For Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
( Ice cream with fresh strawberries)
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Cooling Time: 30 mins
Setting Time: 4 hours for each blend and overnight for the final
Source: Tarla Dalal
Fresh strawberries 10 to 15 hulled
Fresh Cream 2/3 cup
Fresh full fat milk 1 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup depending on the sweetness of the strawberries.
A few strawberries to add in later
Corn flour 2 tsp
Mix 2 tsp of corn flour with 2 tbsp chilled water and set aside.
In a pan, heat milk and bring to a boil.
Stir the corn flour mixture once and add to the milk.
Bring down the flame to the lowest and stir well using a hand whisk to make sure that there are no lumps.
Simmer for 5 mins.
Once done, let it cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, whip the cream and the sugar until well incorporated. Use an electric whisk for best results. It took me about 5 mins to get this done.
Now, strain the milk mixture and add to this.
Puree the strawberries in a blender.
Strain the puree and add to the mixture.
Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze until set. Mine took 4 hours to set. By set, i mean that the mixture must be slushy.
Keep checking after 3 hours.
Once set, add the mixture to a blender and blend well.
Again transfer to the container and let set. This is done to achieve the creamy texture of the ice cream.
Repeat the blending for 3 more times. I agree, its a lil time consuming but it s all worth it.
Its best recommended to begin the process early in the morning so that you can keep an eye on the ice cream through out the day.
Once you blended the ice cream the final third time, chop the reserved fresh strawberries and add to this.Transfer to the container. Let it sit in the freezer for a minimum of 8 hours.
After 8 hours, you are good to go.
Bring that ice cream scoop and dig in!