Ice Cream! Today, I was able to complete a promise- to make Strawberry Ice Cream. When we arrived home, I forgot to  freeze the canisters  for the ice cream makers. So... After a delay... we were rewarded with this...

3 cups fresh ripe strawberries, stemmed and sliced 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 1-1/2 cup sugar, divided 1-1/4 cups whole milk 2-3/4 cups heavy cream 1-1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
In a small bowl, combine the strawberries with the lemon juice and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Stir gently and allow the strawberries to macerate in the juices for 2 hours. Strain the berries, reserving juices. Mash or purée half the berries. In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer on low speed to combine the milk and remaining granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the heavy cream, reserved strawberry juice, mashed strawberries, and vanilla. Turn the machine on; pour the mixture into freezer bowl, and let mix until thickened, about 20 to 25 minutes. Five minutes before mixing is completed, add the reserved sliced strawberries and let mix in completely. The ice cream will have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in freezer for about 2 hours. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving.
recipe provided via Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker
macerate strawberries with
lemon juice and sugar for two hours
the ingredients
incorporate sugar and milk
add cream
add reserved juice from macerated strawberries
add smashed strawberries
place combined ingredients into
ice cream maker
there was enough mixture to fit both canisters.
This was a Christmas gift a while back.
Weren't the dears so thoughtful. :)
after 20 to 25 minutes your ice cream should
look like this..
add reserved strawberries at the end
allow to blend completely
place prepared ice cream into freezer to set
at least two hours
serve and enjoy
I hope you enjoyed this Strawberry Ice Cream
recipe. My husband and daughter gave it
positive reviews.