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Strawberry ice Cream

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberries roasted in a touch of balsamic concentrates the sugars and gets rid of excess water before mixing them in the ice cream base. Roasting the fruit first created the perfect flavor and texture.
Course: Desserts, ice cream
Cuisine: Desserts


  • 1 recipe vanilla ice cream base RECIPE HERE
  • 3/4 lb fresh strawberries
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar preferably aged
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp corn syrup


  • Start by making your vanilla ice cream base.
  • Toss the berries with the balsamic and sugar, lay them out on a Nonstick Silicone Mat covered baking sheet. Make sure you use one with sides, because the juices will over run the pan. Place the pan in the oven and turn it on to 300°F and slowly roast them until they have given up their juices and are kind of mushy looking. Their color will also be darker. This will take about 30 to 45 minutes depending on the size of the fruit.
  • Scoop the fruit and all of its sugars into a bowl. Add the corn syrup to the fruit, it will add sweetness, but will keep the ice cream a silky smooth texture.
  • I like to use a potato masher to crush the berries, which leaves small chunks of fruit. If you prefer a smooth ice cream you can puree the berries with an immersion blender. Chill the berries until they are very cold.
  • Add the berries to the vanilla ice cream base and freeze according to your Ice Cream Maker's instructions.
  • While it is in the machine, place a bowl in the freezer to have ready to scoop the ice cream into. Once the ice cream is frozen to a soft-serve consistency, scoop it into the frozen bowl and place it in the freezer for a couple of hours to firm up.
  • Scoop and eat it as it is or make it into a malted milk shake.