Strawberry season is in full swing here in the PNW. I have been buying them every week now and the kids eat them as fast as I buy them! I have been making a lot of strawberry shortcake. But the other day a friend of mine was making ice cream and that gave me some inspiration to make some for my family. I remembered that one of the treats we love is strawberry ice cream and that was something I had not made yet during this wonderful strawberry season. I made some on Tuesday. It was delicious! I pureed the strawberries and found that it was more enjoyable to eat than when I have just chopped them up.
If you would like my recipe and detailed instructions on making ice cream you can find that here: http://www.thefamilyhomestead.com/strawberryicecream.htm
I have a pretty basic 4qt ice cream maker made by Rival. I have had it now for several years and made a whole lot of ice cream with it. This basically is the ice cream maker I have (my bucket is round, an older model I guess! ):
They are not very expensive and will give a family a lot of gallons of delicious ice cream and a lot of fun making it as well!!
Now onto chocolate ice cream this weekend.. I will keep you posted on that one too…