Strawberry Ice Cream

Welcome to #IceCreamWeek! Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen of Juanita’s Cocina have teamed up with more than 20 of their blog friends to bring you a week full of ice cream treats, including a special ice cream giveaway! Prepare to have your taste buds tempted with some of the best ice cream treats around! Make sure you enter the giveaway for a Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker and two fabulous ice cream cookbooks so that you can join in on the ice cream fun!

010I love Homemade Ice Cream. When I was young we had one of those old fashioned crank kind of Ice Cream Makers. You know, the kind  where you add salt and ice. Thinking about it now, it took some work to crank that thing and lots of ice and salt.

We all took turns cranking it. It seemed like it took an eternity to finish. I just couldn’t wait to try it. I always thought it made the absolute best Homemade Ice Cream.

Nowadays, I don’t need to use the ice and salt. I have an ice cream maker that doesn’t require any of that. You could win a ice cream  maker just like that if you enter the giveaway below.

Which brings me to my post. My contribution today is a wonderful Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream. It is just like my mom used to make. It is very fitting to use this recipe from so long ago.

This tastes rich and decadent and is chock full of ripe luscious strawberries.

It brings me back to simpler times.


Strawberry Ice Cream


1 pint fresh strawberries hulled and chopped

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 cup sugar

6 large egg yolks

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups heavy cream


Combine strawberries, lemon juice, and 1/4 cup sugar in a bowl. Set aside while making the custard.

In a medium saucepan beat egg yolks until light and fluffy Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, mixing well. Sir in milk and vanilla and mix well. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until custard thickens and can coat the back of a spoon about 10-12 minutes.

Pour mixture through a sieve. Stir in heavy cream. Allow to chill before adding to ice cream maker.

Add strawberries with juice and mix well.

Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufactures instruction.

Transfer ice cream to a resealable plastic container and freeze until firm about 4 hours.

Make sure you check out each of these blogs, today and all week long, for their #IceCreamWeek recipes ~ and for chances to enter to win our #IceCreamWeek giveaway!

Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina have also teamed up for a fabulous giveaway!


***This giveaway is for one Cusinart Ice Cream Maker (in white), one copy of “The Ultimate Ice Cream Book” by Bruce Weinstein, and one copy of “Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes” by Adam Ried (three different winners)! This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only. When the contest concludes, the winner will be chosen by random draw. The winner will then be notified through e-mail and they will have 3 days to respond or another winner will be chosen.***

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Then, cap off #IceCreamWeek with a celebratory 30 minute PinChatLive on Saturday, August 17th at 2 p.m. EST, where:

The week’s big #IceCreamWeek winners will be announced LIVE! AND 3 bonus questions will be pinned for your chance to win a second copy of “Thoroughly Modern Milkshakes” by Adam Ried, and a copy of “Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home”, by Jeni Britton Bauer.

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Peace be with you,


***Disclaimer: This giveaway is sponsored by Cravings of a Lunatic and Juanita’s Cocina. No brand sponsors have taken a part in this giveaway.***