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Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

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Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

One of the best parts of summer is ice cream!  Another great summer treat is strawberries.  Put them together into the best strawberry ice cream you ever had, and you can’t lose!  I’ll admit, I was never a huge strawberry ice cream fan when I tried the kind you buy at the store, but once I made my own….love at first taste!  This recipe has a secret ingredient that sets it apart from the rest and gives it that little extra zip.

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Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
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This strawberry ice cream recipe uses one surprising ingredient that sets it apart from the rest.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and washed
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons 100% Pure Vanilla Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon 100% Pure Lemon Extract
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  1. Add all the ingredients EXCEPT milk and cream into a large glass bowl and mash with a potato masher until slightly chunky.
  2. Add the milk and cream and continue mashing until the liquid has turned a bright pink color.
  3. Allow to sit refrigerated for 2 - 4 hours.
  4. Stir again and then add to your ice cream maker and follow appliance instructions.



  1. Awesome! I’m picky about strawberry too, but I’d be willing to give it another chance. I can’t justify the ownership of an ice cream maker yet though – it’s too much of a unitasker. Maybe if I can snag one at a garage sale?

  2. This ice cream recipe sounds so good. Time to break out the ice cream maker!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE Strawberry Icecream!! I’m pinning this for later!!

  4. The last time my husband tried to make strawberry ice cream, it was a bomb! I think I will try your recipe!

  5. I’m guessing the secret ingredient is the lemon? – I bet this is super refreshing on hot summer days!

  6. I love trying new ice cream recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  7. I never thought of putting lemon in the ice cream! I’m going to try this!

  8. I never made ice cream before, but it sounds effortlessly easy!

  9. This looks so good with the fresh strawberries!

  10. My husband loves strawberry ice cream. I will have to try making this. Thanks for a great recipe!

  11. I haven’t made ice cream in years, but there are so many ice cream recipes on blogs right now I have to give it a try! This looks delicious.

  12. This recipe looks a little different than those I’ve tried in the past (and failed at). I can’t wait to try this out – there’s nothing like homemade ice cream!

  13. It sounds wonderful and I find strawberry ice cream to be soooo refreshing! This looks good!

  14. This looks like a great summer treat to have. Ice cream deserts are always a good.

  15. Carol Stritch says:

    This looks amazing. Can’t wait to try it!!

  16. Strawberry is my son’s favorite kind of ice cream. I will have to make him some soon.

  17. This is the perfect recipe to help me make friends with my ice cream maker again! Thanks!

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