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Monday, June 03, 2013

Strawberry ice cream - Step by step recipe and instructions

This post has been in my drafts ever since we came back from our trip to Mahabaleshwar. To say that Mahabaleshwar is a strawberry lover's idea of heaven would be an understatement. Nowhere else have I tasted such luscious and juicy strawberries. One of the things I made with the whole lot of strawberries I brought back with me is this ice cream. The basic method and recipe used are the same as the one for my mango ice cream

What you need:
Stawberries – hulled and chopped – 2 cups, heaped
Sugar – 1 cup
Milk – 1 litre
Cream – 200 ml (I used one pack of Amul cream)
Maida – 2 tbsp

Step-by-step instructions for making strawberry ice cream:

  • Chop the strawberries into large chunks. 
 
  • In a large bowl, sprinkle sugar over the chopped strawberries and then leave covered for two hours, allowing the strawberries to macerate. 
 
  • At the end of two hours, you will see that a lot of juice has oozed out of the strawberries and that most of the sugar has dissolved in the liquid. 
 
  • Stir once again and then mash the strawberries to a coarse puree with a wooden masher. Set aside.

  • Dissolve the maida/all purpose flour in 1/2 cup of milk and mix to get a smooth, lump-free paste.
  • In a large, heavy bottomed pan, bring the remaining milk and cream to a boil. Reduce the flame and allow the mixture to simmer until it is reduced to half the quantity. 
  • Add in the flour mix, taking care to stir continuously to avoid the formation of lumps.
  •  Let this cool completely and then add the mashed strawberries. 
  • Blend well using your blender/mixie.
 
  • Freeze for 5-6 hours and then blend again. Repeat this freezing and blending process two more times to get a delicious, creamy texture.
 
Strawberries give the ice cream a lovely, natural light pink hue, which in my opinion is more pleasing than the colour of store bought strawberry ice cream.
This is my post for the second day of Blogging Marathon #29, under the theme Cooking with Colours. My colour for the day is Red.
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23 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Strawberry icecream are one of my fav flavour after vanill and chocolate, love to finish that bowl.

Foodiliciousnan said...

I made a tonne of stuff with strawberries after my trip to mahabaleshwar last month. But have the ice cream a miss. Maybe next time!

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

my mouth is so watering at the last picture... looks so delicious..
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Jayanthi Padmanabhan said...

I always thought you needed an ice-cream maker to make creamy ice-cream. Homemade Ice-cream - really cool! Goes on my to-try list.

vaishali sabnani said...

I used to make this long back but have given up now...the ice cream tempts me to get back to making:)

Vimitha Anand said...

Ah creamy rich ice cream... looks so tempting

Vimitha Anand said...

Ah creamy rich ice cream... looks so tempting

Vimitha Anand said...

Ah creamy rich ice cream... looks so tempting

Vimitha Anand said...

Ah creamy rich ice cream... looks so tempting

Nilu A said...

Homemade ice cream is always the best.. Strawberry is my favourite flavour.. Looks tempting... I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

Usha Rao said...

Actually even I was thinking of making strawberry ice-cream for the color red which I would be doing next week. Mouthwatering ice-cream!

Preety said...

it looks so yumm..

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Chef Mireille said...

I love ice cream and strawberry is one of my faves! Yours look so good

Hema said...

Cool idea. Never thought I can make ice cream at home. The ice cream looks so yummy

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I love strawberry ice cream but hate the store bought ones, because the flavors are so artificial. I never knew that we could use our regular blender and make the ice cream. Always thought we needed a ice cream machine! I am going to try it this way :)

rekhas kitchen said...

Never tried my hands on Ice cream now you are making to try. with fresh strawberries this icecream must taste wonderful....

Suma Gandlur said...

Looks perfect eventhough you haven't used ice cream machine. Bookmarked.

Pavani N said...

Such a colorful and delicious looking ice cream.

Pallavi Purani said...

Simple and colorful pleasures of life :)

Srivalli said...

Ice cream looks so wonderful Jay..and so good that you did SBS..

Harini-Jaya R said...

This one sounds like something my little one would love to have!

sushma said...

I just love strawberries, that too ice cream with it, yummyyyyy

Sapana Behl said...

My fav with ice creams ..looks yummy