There is nothing that tastes more like Summer than the classic simple combination of strawberries and cream and this is exactly what is in this delicious homemade ice cream. No ice cream maker needed just simple ingredients and time! The bad news is you have to wait for it to freeze before you can tuck in. Delicious on its own of course or with some fresh strawberries.
Prep: 20 minutes to make then freeze overnight
Makes approx. 2 litres. (about 12 servings! )
- 250g (9oz)fresh strawberries
- 300ml (10floz) cream, softly whipped which then should increase to around 500ml)
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 250g (9oz) caster sugar
- 200ml(7floz) water
- 4 large egg whites (roughly 100g or 4oz of egg whites)
- a pinch of cream of tartar (Bextartar)
How to make it!
- Hull and roughly chop the strawberries.
- Purée them with the lemon juice in a blender or food processor.
- Push the purée through a sieve to remove the seeds and set aside.
- Place the sugar and water in a saucepan, and heat slowly, stirring to dissolve the sugar, then boil fiercely for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, using an electric whisk, whisk the egg whites with the cream of tartar until stiff.
- Keep checking the sugar & water mixture which should have thickened and is ready when you dip a spoon into it and the last few drops off it form a thread.
- Gradually pour the hot syrup in a thin stream into the egg white mixture and continue to whisk until the mixture is cool, glossy and stiff (about 4/5 minutes).
- Fold in the strawberry purée and the whipped cream, though not completely to give it a nice marbled effect.
- Freeze overnight.
- Can be scooped & served straight from the freezer.