Saturday, May 30, 2009

Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream

In my world, anything with fruit in it is automatically healthy. So I can totally assuage the ice cream guilt when I dish out a hefty bowl of this Strawberry-Banana Ice Cream (found on Crazy in Minnesota and originally from Sweet and Savory Eats).

I usually turn up my nose and any ice cream that doesn't contain chocolate, but this was really good (especially if you add chocolate syrup!). A perfect, fresh, "summery" ice cream!

When I was photographing this, Ryan wanted to "help." He took the shot below. Not too shabby for a two-and-a-half-year-old!

  • 2 cups fresh ripe strawberries, stemmed and sliced (I used about a cup and a half, plus two sliced bananas)
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine the strawberries with the lemon juice and 1/3 cup of the sugar; stir gently and allow the strawberries to macerate in the juices for 2 hours.

In another bowl, use a hand mixer to combine the milk and granulated sugar until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream, the vanilla and any accumulated juices from the strawberries.

Turn on your ice cream maker and pour the mixture into the frozen bowl. Let mix until thickened, about 25-30 minutes.

Add the sliced strawberries during the last 5 minutes of freezing.


  1. The ice cream looks fabulous! One day I will get an ice cream maker :o)
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  2. This looks beautiful and your photo is gorgeous!!! I esp. love the photo your "helper" took!

  3. What a yummy ice cream - I love strawberries and banana together!

    Your helper needs to give me a photography lesson - his picture is better than most of mine :)

  4. YUM! I am not one for fruit but hubby loves it, I might have to spoil him.

  5. I am drooling. Dammit, woman, now I need to get an ice cream maker!

  6. I'm with you... if there's fruit in it then it must be good for you. : )
    Great job by your little one taking that picture too!


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