Little did I know that this was going to start a mad obsession with ice cream... So we have been making various sorts of homemade "ice creams" lately. Hopefully, I will get a chance to post a few more before summer is out. Esspecially the particularly delicious mango version we made last week.
Our latest creation was based on an ice cream that Jérôme's grandmother used to make for him as a child. She would crush fresh-picked strawberries with a fork, then add some crême fraîche and sugar and then freeze until ready. Simple.as.that.
Since we are dairy-free, we used a soy cream substitute:
And I puréed the strawberries in the KitchenAid, since my kids are so particular with textures.
This recipe only takes minutes to make and is delicious. The kids have enjoyed it several times this week. As have I. Our neighbour's one year old son also got to enjoy a cone with us.
3 pints fresh picked strawberries
1 carton Belsoy cooking cream or equivalent amount of crême fraîche or cream
1/2 C sugar, or to taste
1. Mix all ingredients in the food processor. For a more textured ice cream, crush strawberries with a fork and then mix in remaining ingredients.
2. Place ingredients in an ice cream maker, or freeze until ready to serve.
Difficulty level: easy