This past weekend we were supposed to go strawberry picking, but the weather did not cooperate and we were unable to go. I was so looking forward to it and was extremely disappointed when our plans were canceled. While walking to the farmers’ market, Blair and I talked about what we were going to do with all the delicious berries that we were going to pick. The one idea that we came up with was ice cream. This led into a conversation about neapolitan ice cream. We talked about how whenever a carton of this particular trio was in our family’s freezer, the vanilla and chocolate sections were devoured while the strawberry section was avoided like the plague. What was it about strawberry ice cream that seemed so unappealing to us as kids? We couldn’t quite put our finger on it so that made us eager to try a homemade version.
Even though we didn’t pick berries I went and picked some up from the store. This ice cream is extremely easy to make and comes together in no time. I immediately sampled it right from the ice cream maker and my opinion about strawberry ice cream was completely changed. I ran a spoon into Blair and he was just as pleasantly surprised as I was. The ice cream has an incredible strawberry flavor that counters perfectly with the cream & sour cream. I will definitely be working this into the summer ice cream rotation. Remember my giveaway ends on Monday, enter here. Have a great weekend!
Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream
1 lb. fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and sliced
¾ cup sugar
1 tbsp. vodka or kirsch (optional)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
½ tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
What you’ll do:
Combine the sliced strawberries in a medium bowl with the sugar and vodka. Stir until the sugar begins to dissolve. Cover and let stand at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a blender or food processor and add the sour cream, heavy cream and lemon juice. Pulse briefly until almost smooth but still slightly chunky. Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.