I wish I could put the smell of these strawberries in a picture. The list of things I’ll miss when this summer is over contains a surprising amount of smells. My list also involves being able to just walk outside, pick something right off of a plant, and then make it into ice cream, which is exactly what I did yesterday. I love this recipe because it is so simple, so delicious, and so flexible. You can switch out the berries with peaches, or whatever else your favorite summer fruit might be and make this recipe your own.
Mixed Berry Ice Cream
30 minutes, 8-10 servings
2 Cups berries (fresh, or frozen)
1 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 1/2 Cup Half & Half
1 Cup Sugar
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1. Blend berries in a blender just long enough to crush them. Transfer to the canister of your ice cream freezer, add sugar, and mix until the sugar dissolves. Add cream, half & half, and vanilla, and mix until well blended.
2. Use ice and salt to freeze according to the manufacturers directions, (This should take around 20 min.) and eat immediately if you like a soft, mousse-like texture, or transfer to your freezer for two or three hours for a more set consistency.