No ice cream maker necessary! You already have all the tools you need to make this sweet and creamy no-churn strawberry ice cream.
It’s the time of year I spend months looking forward to: strawberry season. I’ve enjoyed preparing them in a lot of different ways, but I hadn’t made ice cream until recently. I knew it was possible to make ice cream without an ice cream maker, but I assumed the process was difficult and required multiple steps. In actuality, making homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker couldn’t be easier.
The key is to finely dice your berries and let them hang out with the sugar and vodka. The berries will start to break down and create that sweet syrup that will flavor the ice cream. After they get cozy for about an hour, all you have to do is mash or blend them until they’re mostly liquid, mix them with the citrus juice and heavy cream, and let the whole thing freeze.
The result is a sweet and creamy ice cream that’s overflowing with the flavor of ripe summer strawberries. It’s a delicious treat on its own, but it’s also divine served with chocolate syrup.