Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Making Strawberry Ice Cream with Irma

I can't believe my opening sentence is about the weather but what the HECK, July? It's been so rainy here, but I invited my friend and fellow blogger Irma over to have a go at making some summery ice cream. You should know that I am a disaster when it comes to baking, and honestly I was relieved I'd have someone to share the blame with if this went terribly wrong.

We looked at lots of recipes online, but settled on a pretty basic no-eggs strawberry ice cream recipe. I was given a small ice cream maker as a wedding gift, and this was its debut! It went pretty well - the flavour was good and the texture was okay after some additional freezer time. I think we both liked it more than anyone else who has tasted it, so there is an aspect of pride at play here. There was also a failed attempt at making some edible bowls but the less said about that the better.

I'm gonna paste in the ingredients and then just leave you with photos of how we got on. Also, Irma's puggle Humphrey tagged along and shredded the contents of our recycling bin. Check out her lovely blog for more of both of them and a proper step-by-step of ice cream making!

  • 500ml full fat milk
  • 500ml double cream
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 475g mashed fresh strawberries

ice cream recipe

homemade ice cream

If you want us to attempt more ice cream recipes (or general recipes!), let me know! 


  1. I've thought about investing in a Popsicle making kit or something of the like because I've seen foodie type folks using the molds etc. Have you ever tried to make your own Popsicles? (I'm looking for non-dairy alternative sweet treats since I'm lactose intolerant!)

    1. I haven't! Though I do want to try sorbets in my ice cream maker :D