This is a really easy and delicious homemade ice cream using only 3 ingredients. It doesn’t require an ice cream machine either! This ice cream really exceeded my expectations as it was amazingly creamy and luxurious.
I was set a challenge by OXO to make ice cream for the family, and when I saw this idea in a YouTube video by the fab Squishy Monster I thought I’d give it a go. The original recipe was in cups but, being in the UK where we don’t really use cup measurements, I have converted this to weight to give you an idea of how many strawberries etc you need and to give you an amount which worked out for the average carton of cream here (mine was 300ml).
I made mine with fresh strawberries that I blended into a puree. You could use any fruit you like or buy a ready made fruit puree and just add that if you wanted. I am definitely going to try this with a baby fruit puree, I think blueberry would be amazing!
I also made a batch where I crumbled in a meringue nest for an eton mess kind of ice cream, it was yummy. Here’s how to make homemade ice cream without a machine:
225g Strawberries (with stalks removed) or other fruit puree
175g icing sugar
1. Blend your strawberries until they make a smooth puree.
2. Add your cream to a mixing bowl and pour in the strawberries and icing sugar.
3. Whisk, whisk, whisk until it goes light and fluffy and forms soft peaks. I cheated and used an electric whisk.
4. Pour into a Tupperware box / dish and pop it in the freezer for at least 5 hours. I left mine overnight to be sure it was set.
5. Serve and enjoy!
I served my ice cream using an OXO Good Grips Beak Ice Cream Scoop. It was by the far the most sturdy ice cream scoop I have ever used and I like that it has a release button to dispense the ice cream from the scoop as I haven’t seen a beak scoop that has this before.
Disclosure: I was sent the ice cream scoop by OXO for free, for the purpose of this post.