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Strawberry-Balsamic Ice Cream

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Lots of ripe, luscious strawberries. What could I do?

Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream (recipe from Linda at Tender Crumb)
makes approx 2 qts

1 1/4 lb fresh strawberries- rinsed, hulled, and sliced
3/4 c. sugar
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp vodka (keeps the ice cream from turning rock hard in the freezer)
1/2 c. creme fraiche (or sour cream)
1 1/2 c. heavy cream

1. Combine the strawberries with the sugar, balsamic vinegar and vodka (I used vanilla vodka) in a large bowl. Cover and let stand at room temp for an hour or so.

2. Pour strawberry mixture into a food processor. Add the creme fraiche and heavy cream and process until just combined. I like to see chunks of fruit in my ice cream. If you prefer a smoother version, process further until smooth.

3. Chill the mixture, then freeze in an ice cream maker.

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Brad thought this was the BEST strawberry ice cream he had ever tasted! It is smooth and creamy, and the balsamic really brings out the flavor of the berries. Hope everyone has a happy, safe Memorial Day!

Comments (6)

How intersting. I've heard of putting balsamic on strawberries, not not in a recipe for ice cream. I'll have to give this a try.

Barb Cabot:

This sounds like "summer"...mmm! great idea

nancyhol:

Oh yum! Another thing for my to-do list!

Thanks Palma!

Everytime I open up your blog and see strawberries (my absolutely favorite food) I smile! :)

This recipe sounds amazing. I really wish there was a way to taste through the web.

sandrac:

Wow, that looks fantastic!

Marcia:

Since we spent Memorial Day on 99, think I can save this one for the 4th of July - looks yummy.

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