August 16, 2011

Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

I know you've thought about it.

Toyed with the idea of buying an ice cream maker.

Wondered if it would be a good investment.
Do you really need another gadget in your kitchen?

Yes, my friends.
I'll say yes again.
This is reason enough to get yourself one.

By far the best ice cream I have made to date. Better than the double chocolate chip ice cream I shared with you recently. I don't know how to tell you how good this strawberry-madness-in-a-bowl is. It's sweet without being overly sweet, creamy, dreamy, with the right amount of sour cream that you'd never guess that was a main ingredient.

There are no eggs so you don't have to worry about making a custard base. You'll start by washing and hulling the strawberries and showering them in sugar, as you saw in the pictures above. Once you've blended everything together the bowl will go in the fridge for a while to get nice and cold before churning. You can eat it right after it's churned. The ice cream will be ridiculously soft and velvety, like soft serve. Or you could freeze it for a firmer consistency. I like it either way.

Does summer have to end?

Source: Two Peas & Their Pod
Makes 1 1/4 quarts ice cream
1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vodka or kirsch (omitted)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

Slice the strawberries and toss them in a medium bowl with the sugar and vodka or kirsch, if using. I left the alcohol out. Stir until the sugar begins to dissolve and all of the strawberries are coated. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Pulse the strawberries and their liquid with the sour cream, heavy cream, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor until almost smooth, but still slightly chunky.

Refrigerate mixture for at least one hour. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

I know. I'll make pumpkin ice cream in the Fall. :)

What's your favorite ice cream?


  1. Wow it looks so fresh and lovely :) I will definitely try this in strawberry season :)

  2. This sounds amazing! I still don't have an ice cream maker, but now I'm thinking that by next summer I should invest in one :) My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip!

  3. Oh yum! This looks awesome Christina! Good pics too!

  4. I should have an ice cream maker as much as I am addicted to the stuff.

  5. looks delicious perfect summer snack

  6. I love my Cuisinart ice cream maker!! Your ice cream looks amazing and I love that it uses my beloved sour cream! I may have enough strawberries from my garden to make this treat very soon!

    I still haven't made a custard based ice cream and have stuck to the Philadelphia-style ice cream recipes so far.

    As for pumpkin ice cream? I'm right with you! My daughter and I have already planned on making that variety ever since we tried pumpkin pie ice cream a couple of weeks ago. Delicious!!

  7. Yum, this is the perfect way to enjoy summer berries and to cool down! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I love having an ice cream maker too! I have used mine countless times in the past two years I have owned it. Your recipe looks great! :)

  9. Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesday at Nap-Time Creations. I really hope you can come back and link up again this week!

  10. I got an ice cream maker at the end of last summer--this might be my first kind of ice cream!


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