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UPDATE: WIN: Grizzlies tix for Strawberry ice cream recipe

strawberry-ice-creamUPDATE: The winner of the Grizzlies ticket vouchers has been randomly selected. Congratulations, Charity! Thank you to all who submitted recipes. I will be trying out a few of them, for sure.


I don’t want to shock anybody, but prepare for this punch in the face: July 4th is right around the corner. Literally, just over 2-weeks away.

Having the strong holiday associations that I do, for me, the fourth is about some kind of barbecued something or other slathered in sauce, corn on the cob, ice cold lemonade, my mom’s potato salad (which is the GREATEST ever) and homemade strawberry ice cream. (And then something about fireworks and ‘Merica. And baseball.)

I can explain away the barbecued goods, the corn, even the lemonade — but I have no idea where my July 4th/strawberry ice cream association came from. I just know it exists.

For years I have attempted to perfect a strawberry ice cream recipe: searching for the just-right combination of berries and cream, a recipe that churns out a concoction that is silky, smooth and sweet.

I’ve never once done it. Having failed miserably for a good 20 consecutive years now, I’d be happy to just end up with an edible batch of the stuff.

NO! Not this year! I’m asking for your help.  Does somebody, ANYBODY, have a good strawberry ice cream recipe?

Here’s the deal:

Want to win a family 4-pack of vouchers good for almost any  Fresno Grizzlies game of the season?

In the comments below, enter your recipe for strawberry ice cream OR a link to said recipe.

The winner will be drawn at random.  Contest runs through noon on Friday, June 20.

It really is that simple. Help a gal out with a recipe, maybe win some baseball tickets.

CONTEST RULES: Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be picked at random. Recipients will be notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "UPDATE: WIN: Grizzlies tix for Strawberry ice cream recipe"

Nicolle Joseph says:

Who doesn’t love homemade strawberry ice cream. Yum!


Here is the recipe for good 4th of July Strawberrie Ice Cream.

Jessica Hunter says:

I love the homemade custard ice cream myself. Just add strawberries :)

Myrocka Granados says:

Coarsely mash strawberries with sugar, lemon juice, and salt using a potato masher in a large bowl. Let stand, stirring and mashing occasionally, 10 minutes.

Transfer half of strawberry mixture to a blender and purée with cream until smooth. Return strawberry cream to bowl with remaining strawberries and chill, stirring occasionally, until very cold, 3 to 6 hours.

Freeze mixture in ice cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to firm up.

Cooks’ Note:Ice cream keeps 1 week.

ield: Makes about 1 1/2 quarts

Active Time: 10 min

Total Time: 4 hr

And how. Cooked eggy custards have their place in the ice cream firmament, but in this instance there is nothing that stands in the way of the juicy, ripe immediacy of a much-loved summer fruit.


1 pound strawberries, trimmed, halved if large3/4 cup sugar3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice1/8 teaspoon salt2 cups heavy creamEquipment: an ice cream maker


Debra Le Bel says:

Forget the strawberry and try chocolate ice cream!

Lisa Ovalle says:

This a really strawberry ice cream recipe!

I remember as a kid that all I wanted was chocolate ice cream. As I’ve grown up, so has my taste buds. Now I gravitate towards the fruit flavors and only sometimes have a craving for the chocolate.

PTolentino says:

Why would we want to go thorough all the trouble of gathering all the ingredients to make the ice cream, when we could easily walk into the nearest grocery store and pick up a gallon of strawberry ice cream or any other flavor…..or drive to the nearest Baskin Robbins and our taste buds would be just as happy…..that’s my opinion…..sorry. Have fun making your ice cream!

Charity says:

This one from David Lebovitz’s “The Perfect Scoop” is delicious, my husband made it with fresh Fresno strawberries a couple months ago. It is best eaten immediately after making it in the ice-cream machine — it loses its great texture when put in the freezer for later.

Amy says:

My recipe for good strawberry ice cream:

Get in my car
Drive to Baskin-Robinns
Purchase a double-scoop of strawberry ice cream on a plain cone

Michael says:

I have made the ben n jerry’s recipe many times and it always turns out good.

Sweet Cream Base

2 large eggs
¾ cups sugar
1 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk

Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes.
Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, and then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more.
Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
Makes 1 quart.


1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/3 cups sugar
Juice of ½ lemon
Sweet Cream base

Combine the strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.
Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
Prepare the Sweet Cream Base. Mash the strawberries to a puree and stir into the cream base.
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Make generous 1 quart.

Andrina Fernandez says:

Best Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
2 Cups Frozen Strawberries
4 tablespoons powder sugar
2 Cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients together in food mixer until mixture is the right consistence
I usually use my pro chef mixer from tupperware

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