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Strawberry Ice Cream

This strawberry ice cream uses only 5 natural ingredients. No food coloring, no egg tempering, and no fuss. Just good, old fashioned rich and creamy ice cream.

Scoop of strawberry ice cream
Homemade strawberry ice cream tastes fresh, fruity, and creamy.

Strawberry Ice Cream

Summer equals fresh strawberries and all kinds of berries.  Summer is also synonymous with ice cream. Strawberries + ice cream = the most delicious, refreshing summer dessert.

The ice cream truck has been making daily rounds through our neighborhood for the past couple of months.  For some reason, this temptation on wheels always makes its appearance just before dinner time.  It’s a great excuse for not obliging the sudden chorus of ice-cream entreaties. Once in awhile, I’ll put on my nice hat.  I’ll stand in that ice-cream truck line and get something the kids can save in the freezer for after dinner. Occasionally. But if my guys want homemade ice cream?  To that, I almost always say yes 🙂

Strawberry ice cream in a dish
Homemade strawberry ice cream contains no artificial ingredients.

Only Pure Ingredients in this Strawberry Ice Cream

If you hang around our site awhile, it’s clear that we aren’t always health nuts.  These days, it’s more about balance for us. 🙂   However.  I do like to know what our food contains, and I especially love when I can easily pronounce the entire ingredient list. Simple is good.  That’s why I always say yes to homemade ice cream – it tastes amazing, and the ingredients are simple and natural.  My easy little ice cream maker has been getting a good workout, with strawberry ice cream being a favorite.

strawberry ice cream in a dish

No Tempering Eggs Involved

This Strawberry Ice Cream is one of the easiest ice cream recipes.  It’s not a heavier custard based ice cream, so there’s no tricky egg work involved. Whole milk and cream give this ice cream its lightly creamy texture.  

A generous heap of strawberries (and other berries!) lend their beautiful color and flavor.  You can use fresh or frozen berries here; If using fresh strawberries, you’ll just need to give them time to macerate in sugar first. You’ll be well-rewarded.

Love ice cream treats? Try these ice cream bon bons with a decadent chocolate coating or this banana foster ice cream.

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strawberry ice cream

Strawberry Ice Cream

5 from 11 ratings
This strawberry ice cream is simple, easy, and refreshingly delicious!
Prep Time: 2 hours
Churning: 40 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Amy Dong



  • If you’re only using fresh strawberries, slice them and stir with 1/4 cup of the given sugar, allowing to sit and macerate for 2 hours. Other berries do not need macerating. If your mixed berries are frozen, it’s best to leave them frozen.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the milk and sugar until sugar is dissolved.
  • Stir in heavy cream and vanilla, and whisk to combine well.
  • Turn ice cream make on and pour milk/cream mixture in. Follow directions on your ice cream maker for churning; generally about 25-30 minutes.
  • During last 5-10 minutes of churning, add the strawberries (including juices from macerating, if any.)
  • Ice cream may be soft and need to firm up in freezer for 2-3 hours before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 186mg | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1477IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Amerian

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Recipe Rating


    • Billy
    • 5 stars

    This one came out soooooo good. I added a teaspoon of strawberry extract. Yummmm. Thank you! Love from Atlanta.

      • Amy Dong

      Awesome, Billy!

    • Jackie
    • 5 stars

    Incredibly easy ice cream recipe and very tasty. I will definitely make this again.

      • Amy Dong

      SO glad you liked this!

    • Michele Haynes

    I want to add bananas to the berry icecream, when do i add them?

      • Michael Tardif

      Does anyone know if I can use my Lactaid whole milk to make ice cream in a wooden barrel type ice cream maker and how ???

    • katie

    Can you make this recipe without an ice cream maker?

    • Nicole

    Gorgeous color and I bet it tastes amazing! Pinning 🙂

      • chewoutloud

      Thanks, Nicole! 🙂

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