Grandma’s Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

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As the summer days stretched long and warm, many of us remember the simple joys of childhood. Perhaps you recall sitting on the porch with your grandparents, a gentle breeze rustling the leaves, while they shared stories from their youth. It was during these lazy afternoons that the allure of homemade treats became unforgettable.

Back in the ’50s and ’60s, grandma making homemade ice cream was a family affair. It involved a hand-crank machine, lots of ice, and more patience than today’s instant gratification culture might muster. The anticipation made the first creamy bite all the more rewarding. Today, we can recreate this nostalgic experience without the need for any fancy equipment.


Ingredients:

  • 500 grams of strawberries
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 240 milliliters of whipped cream
  • 3 egg yolks

Instructions:

  • First, rinse the strawberries and slice them crosswise.
  • Next, blend the strawberries until they are fully pureed, achieving a milkshake-like consistency.
  • Heat several glasses of water in a saucepan over medium-high heat until boiling.
  • Combine egg yolks and sugar in a heatproof glass dish and set aside.
  • Reduce the heat to low and place the glass dish over the boiling water to create a water bath.
  • Beat the egg yolks and sugar with a hand mixer until the mixture turns pale, about five minutes.
  • Let the mixture reach room temperature after removing it from the refrigerator.
  • Whisk the cream in another dish until peaks form.
  • Freeze the mixture for at least two hours before serving.
  • Enjoy 🙂