We have 80’s temps coming and nothing sounds better than some fresh strawberry ice cream! Am I right?! The best thing about this is that it’s no-churn, homemade ice cream! Not all of us have those fancy ice cream makers, you know.
Can you keep a secret? I’m not a super huge fan of ice cream. I mean, I see other people go crazy over it but it’s one of those things that I could never eat again and be perfectly okay with it. With that said, when I do eat ice cream, it’s always strawberry ice cream! There’s something about that the sweet with a tiny bit of tartness from some of the strawberries. It’s a simple taste but one that I prefer over all the other blends out there these days.
This homemade ice cream is great because it requires no churning! That’s right, I’m lazy and if I don’t have to churn it, I ain’t. This ice cream recipe is only 4 ingredients. I’ve seen other recipes that use a few more ingredients but if you know anything about us, then you know that we create our meals & snacks on a poor man’s budget. IF we can afford added ingredients, then we use them, otherwise, I always use the basics.
While most would make this for a snack for themselves, I challenge you to make it for a different reason. Make it for mother’s day and gift it. Make it for the neighbor’s kids. Make double so you can still have some for yourself. ;).
- 2 C heavy whipping cream
- 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 C chopped strawberries
- ⅔ C sugar
- Place chopped strawberries and sugar in a large bowl and mix until all fruit is coated with the sugar. Set aside and let sit for an hour. (This softens the strawberries and creates a jam-like flavor).
- Once strawberries are softened begin whipping the 2 C heavy whipping cream with a mixer until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl add in sweetened condensed milk and strawberries with its juice. Using the electric mixer mix until all is combined. You can also smash the strawberries with a fork to make it smoother. (I prefer a little bit of the chunks in there).
- Add the strawberry mixture into the whipped cream while hand-mixing constantly.
- Once all combined pour it into a loaf pan and freeze for 6+ hours.
- Once hardened, soften it slightly and top with fresh strawberries.