Friday, June 24, 2011

Strawberry sour cream ice cream

If you haven't noticed that the dessert section is a little light, you're probably like me and don't even check that section.  I would much rather eat more for dinner than worry about dessert but sometimes I do get the urge to throw something together for a special occasion.  My go-to dessert is mini-cheesecakes that I will probably get on here in a couple weeks when I make them for our 4th of July party...those are yummy and fat free!

I don't know what happened to me the other day at the grocery store but I got a hankering to buy this ice cream machine that I've seen there a couple of times before that.  I think it was a combo of wanting to use my new food processor, wanting to make Gary homemade ice cream for father's day since Justin has told me he used to make it for them as kids, and me seeing this recipe on a new blog I am following called "Dainty Chef" ( and wanting to try it. 

Little did I know that I bought the world's smallest ice cream maker...but that's ok.  It's the perfect size for J and I, this recipe just made me about 3 batches in that ice cream maker. 

1 lb fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced
3/4 cup sugar
1 T of vodka

Add those 3 ingredients together and set them aside at room temp for an hour...I didn't know what difference this would make but here is a before and after photo so you can see the strawberry infused sugary sauce it makes when letting it sit....


 When this step is done, you add the mixture to your food processor, and add these ingredients as well...

1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 t lemon juice

I was totally confused about vodka and sour cream being added to ice cream but I thought it was worth a shot.  Pulse briefly until almost smooth but still slightly chunky. 

This is when you follow the directions of your ice cream maker.  Mine has 2 frozen bowls that attach to the churning top, so I grabbed one out of the freezer, filled it up to the line with my strawberry mixture, and let it go at it for about 15 minutes.  It came out perfectly softserved like you would get at a frozen yogurt store...but I had to make another bowl so I threw that one in the freezer and used the other frozen bowl to make the second batch. 

I can't tell you how glad I am that I bought this thing...although my pants probably aren't going to be thanking me.  I think it's a perfect portion size for Justin and I (it serves about a pint per frozen bowl) to share if we have a craving, and I'm excited to try all new kinds and maybe even some fro-yos.  Anyway, these little desserts turned out just like I wanted, I added some graham cracker crumbs and a piece of milk chocolate to dress these up and serve. 

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  1. Love the addition of the vodka in this, simply awesome. Berries are all the rage now with this scorching heat. Very refreshing, great post and that bowl in the last picture is calling my name!

  2. Thanks~we had an extra we couldve shared :) I was very happy with how the first batch turned out...I think this ice cream maker is going to get a work out this summer!