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.
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!