Friday, May 22, 2009

Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream


My husband had this Ice Cream in Costa Rica and wanted to try to make it at home, luckily I just received the Ice Cream attachment for my Kitchenaide Mixer I ordered from Williams Sonoma.

I have not had homemade ice cream for about 12 years, and had forgotten how much better it is than regular Ice Cream. This is absolutely divine!

Making home made Ice Cream is a tradition at our yearly family reunion.

3 cups strawberries, rinsed
1 cup sugar (my husband used Splenda Blend 3/4 cup)
1 cup sour cream (I used low fat)
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 cups half-and-half (light cream)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Hull strawberries and place in a 3- to 4-quart pan. Coarsely mash with a potato masher. Add 1/2 cup sugar and stir occasionally over medium-high heat until mixture begins to bubble, 2 to 3 minutes.

Nest pan in a bowl of ice water and stir often until cold, 5 to 10 minutes. Remove pan from ice water.

Add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, sour cream, lemon, water, half-and-half, vanilla, and almond extract to berries; stir until blended (mixture will be streaked).

Pour into an ice cream maker (1 1/2-qt. or larger capacity). Freeze according to manufacturer's directions until mixture is softly frozen, dasher is hard to turn, or machine stops.

Spoon out and serve softly frozen or, to scoop, freeze airtight about 3 hours; store airtight in the freezer up to 1 week.

19 comments:

finsmom said...

YUM!
This sounds incredible!
Great ingredients :)

Pam said...

We were lucky enough to try this ice cream (love being neighbors) and it was so creamy and delicious!

Pearl said...

yum! perfect time for summer!

Elra said...

Perfect! just in time to start making ice cream. It looks delicious Cheryl!

Paula said...

Ah, perfect treat to compliment today's sunny weather! I really like how you used sour cream in this. I bet it gives the ice cream a wonderful "tang"! That almond extract kicks up up in the flavor department, too. YUM!

Elyse said...

I love strawberries with sour cream and a sprinkling of sugar, so I can only imagine how much I would love this ice cream. I can't wait to try it out. And I just love that it brings back such wonderful memories for you and the hubs. Great job! Looks fantastic.

Christina Kim said...

You did a great job making this ice cream a bit healthier!! It looks delicious, and sounds like it tastes so interesting with the sour cream.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

I'm getting ready to rev up my ice cream maker. This sounds like a terrific start! You sealed the deal with almond extract. Good to see you posting recipes again. Your little baby is so adorable.
Hugs,
Debby

Kristen said...

Oh, I just love the thought of homemade ice cream - maybe one day I'll get an ice cream maker, but for now, I'll just drool over your pictures

Janet said...

I'm not a big ice cream eater, but this does sound lovely. I suppose it would melt in the mail? Okay- I'll get my coat. :-)

Sophie said...

MMMMM....Cheryl, your husband's ice cream looks so delicoius & creamy! I bet it tasted fab!

NuKiwi said...

Hmm...never tried it with sour cream. Looks just like my strawberry ice cream. Did Bella get a taste? Bet you could use Equal/Splenda too if you wanted a diabetic-friendly version, yes?

There is another sweetener I recently discovered here (I hate Splenda personally), it's called Stevia and it's actually an herb that I am going to try and grow in my kitchen. I'll let you know how it goes... ;o)

Donna-FFW said...

Oh Cheryl, this sounds wonderful. I can't even imagine how delicious it would taste. I have never made my own ice cream. An ice cream maker is on my list of must haves! Must buys, I should say!

Kevin said...

Nice looking ice cream! I am looking forward to the strawberries and a sour cream ice cream is on my to try list.

Heather said...

mmmmm. that looks SO good! and bella is looking mighty adorable. i hope you guys are doing well :D

Stacey said...

I love homemade ice cream! We got a ice cream maker for a wedding present and it's so fun coming up with different flavors!

MaryBeth said...

Cheryl was so kind as to share this fabulous ice-cream with my husband and me. All I can say is OMG...it was freaking amazing!!! Way to go Cheryl...

jh said...

This recipe looks absolutely terrific. I have been looking for good summertime sweets recipes. Thanks!

jen
Boda Weight Loss Blog

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