The strawberries are especially good this season and very reasonably priced too. I bought two punnets and made strawberry gelato to take up to my parents place in the country. We were having a family lunch which included my three children. This is quite a rare event as one of my children lives interstate now. It was also a chance to get together before we go overseas on our BIG trip, which is two weeks and four days away.
My father said the ice cream reminded him of his childhood ice cream memories which I will take as a compliment. It was so refreshing and light, a lovely way to end a meal.
- 2 punnets of fresh strawberries (hull removed)
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
In a blender combine the strawberries, sugar and whole milkand puree until smooth.
Add in the heavy cream and mix just enough to combine (you do not want to whip the cream). Add in the lemon juice. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Refrigerating overnight is best because it will allow the flavor to intensify.
Transfer the mixture into an ice cream machine and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Serve at once with fresh cut strawberries, if desired, or freeze for up to one month.