Homemade Strawberry Ice cream


Guys, this ice cream is so good. And it’s so easy.

I’ve made a handful of different flavors of ice cream in the past so I thought I’d start by sharing a few tips I’ve learned along the way in order to set you up for ice cream success!

  1. Heat is almost always required to create a sort of “custard” base to the ice cream. You can make a quick ice cream without heating the heavy cream mixture, but the consistency is not the same.
  2. The “chilling” time in most recipes I’ve found is not long enough. In fact, a lot of times I’ll chill the ice cream for the total amount and then chill it further in the freezer. I don’t let it freeze, but I let it get really cold before I put it into my ice cream maker.
  3. Even after it comes out of the ice cream maker, it may need some time to set and become firm.

So, keep these things in mind next time you make homemade ice cream! And that time should be now because I have the best strawberry ice cream recipe for you today.

If you search for homemade strawberry ice cream on Pinterest, you will find a ton of recipes that have lemon juice or honey. To be honest, that weirded me out. I want the pure stuff, just straight up vanilla ice cream with enough strawberries mixed in to make it strawberry flavored.

This is the ice cream maker I have that has worked perfectly every time! Make sure you freeze the “freezer bowl” before you make your ice cream. I’ve forgotten to do that in the past and it’s disheartening to get ready to churn only to discover your bowl isn’t frozen.

Click here for the recipe!

For more of my favorite recipes, check out my apple streusel cinnamon bread and this homemade apple pie.

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Comments (19)

  1. Posted May 9, 2017

    Knowing that someone else gets weirded out by adding lemon juice to ice cream makes me feel better about my life. It just doesn’t seem like something that acidic would work well in something as creamy as ice cream and the flavor has to work against the sweetness.

    I just don’t like the thought of it. lol


    • Kate says
      Posted May 9, 2017

      I feel the same!

    • Liz says
      Posted May 10, 2017

      The lemon juice adds a bit of brightness or lightness to fruit ice cream. I usually notice if it isn’t there because the taste feels flat and heavy or cloying to me, but it shouldn’t be so much that it tastes tart or sour. It’s kind of like adding a teaspoon to tablespoon of coffee to chocolate, it should just be enough to deepen the chocolate flavor, not taste like coffee. Unless you’re going for a mocha flavor which is a whole other level of awesomeness!

  2. Posted May 9, 2017

    I’ve only ever tried to make ice cream back in middle school… it wasn’t much of a success. Maybe I’ll try again!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  3. Lindsay says
    Posted May 9, 2017

    Do you have a recommendation for a decent Ice Cream Maker?

    I am thinking it would make a wonderful Mothers Day Present! My two boys would love it, and I would love making the ice cream with them!

    • Kate says
      Posted May 9, 2017

      I have one by Cuisinart

  4. jacqui says
    Posted May 9, 2017

    I’ve never made ice cream, but might have to try this one. Jacqui

  5. Posted May 10, 2017

    This looks so good! I will have to try it out <3


  6. Posted May 13, 2017

    Yes!! I love this recipe, I am definitely using it. I am a huge sucker for strawberry ice-cream, especially when there are chunky bits of strawberry in there.

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  7. Amy says
    Posted July 5, 2017

    Thank you for sharing this recipe for strawberry ice-cream. It looks delicious and her tips are excellent. I have been trying to get strawberry ice cream right for ages and have’t had success yet. I look forward to trying this recipe. Thanks, Kate.

  8. Lily says
    Posted September 26, 2018

    These all looks so good!! I actually got an ice cream maker for my birthday few years ago, and I ain’t gonna use it until I move out, and this really inspired me! 🙂 can’t wait til I can start making my own ice creams, because I also love it all year around 😀

  9. Maria says
    Posted October 24, 2018

    This ice-cream looks soooo yummy!and delicious! Great post 🙂 x
    It’s never too late for ice cream. 😉 One of my favorite flavors!! 🍨

  10. Codi says
    Posted October 29, 2018

    This recipe was a real hit.🍨 I may try to add it to our offerings at the next catering job we do. Where do you get the inspiration for your recipes? I struggle with coming up with unique recipes.🌟

  11. Posted January 17, 2019

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  12. Laura says
    Posted March 30, 2019

    I’ve tried making ice cream at home several times and well let’s just say i’m not cut out for this stuff, unless it’s papa’s scooperia ice cream making game https://scooperia.com/. but the real kitchen… I just can’t :((

  13. Posted November 6, 2019

    Strawberry ice cream is very delicious, it is a favorite food for children.
    I will make it for my young sister at the weekend.
    Thank you so much

  14. Toni Friling says
    Posted April 1, 2020

    This is my third summer (well spring I guess) making this! My husband and I just love it!

  15. Shannon says
    Posted May 20, 2020

    Started making the ice cream with my 14 year old son this morning. I can’t wait for the results, and I loved having an activity to do with him that is SIP teenager approved! Thanks for the suggestion, tips, and a certified yummy recipe.

  16. Yana says
    Posted June 13, 2020

    Can this be made without an ice cream maker? Thanks!