We are well into strawberry season here. Berries are fruits that I only purchase organic because the skin on them is so thin that chemicals can permeate it too easily and because they cannot be properly scrubbed.
With that said, Trader Joe’s has had organic strawberries on sale for the past two weeks. Sometimes, I get there when the shipment is fresh and I can get 4 or 5 containers at a time. Other times, the strawberries look a bit old and sad.
I was wondering what to do with these sad strawberries when I realized that with this hot weather we have had (yes, the a/c had to go on last week!), I should make ice cream.
Strawberry ice cream
1 quart of strawberries (they can be old!), cored and sliced
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup of milk
2 cups heavy cream
In a bowl, mix the strawberries with lemon juice and sugar. Place in the fridge for at least two hours.
Mix together milk and heavy cream, add about 2 tablespoons of honey (to taste). Add the juice from the macerated strawberries, mix.
Add milk mixture to ice cream maker.
When ice cream is starting to thicken, add the strawberries.
Ice cream is finished when it is really thick.
Freeze. Eat when hard.