Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream – is there anything more quintessentially summer? I remember the old ice/salt/hand crank machine my mom had at our beach place on Chincoteague Island. We’d happily crank away for hours, to turn out something more resembling soft serve. Always delicious, though! I’ve been seeing those contraptions at yard sales lately, and they always make me smile.

Thankfully, technology has come a long way in 20 years. The machines of today make making your own ice cream at home a breeze. I’ve given my ice cream bowl a permanent spot in our storage freezer, so it’s always on the ready to churn up something uber and awesome. And, this strawberry ice cream definitely fits that bill. I used fresh, local strawberries – those gorgeous little red gems…they made for such a gorgeous flavor and color. Β It was the perfect consistency too, smooth and creamy. I’ve tried a couple other recipes in the past that weren’t share-worthy, but this one definitely is a keeper.

Take advantage of your local berry population while you can, and make something delicious with them. Like this ice cream!