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Happy Friday + From the Kitchen: Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

June 15, 2012

Happy happy day everyone! Today I’m bringing you the final installment of my Roasted Strawberry Mini Series and I think I’ve saved the best for last! I’ve been on an ice cream making binge for the last few weeks, I guess partly because Summer is almost here, but also because it’s the type of dessert that can be made infinite ways and I LOVE experimenting with food! It’s such a fun (and delicious) way to learn new things about yourself, for example, I never would have thought that saffron and coconut would be something that I’d enjoy in a frozen confection…but I did! Roasted strawberries in ice cream seemed like such a natural progression since strawberry ice cream has always been one of my favorites. But the introduction of buttermilk was quite a new experience for me, and one that made me wonder…”why have I never made buttermilk ice cream before!!” Once you taste it, it’s so obvious that buttermilk was born to be sweetened up and frozen. Combined with the roasted berries, this buttermilk ice cream takes on a strawberry cheesecake flavor that just melts in your mouth (literally!). Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!

P.S. See my other Roasted Strawberry posts here and here!

Roasted Strawberry Buttermilk Ice Cream (adapted from Joy the Baker)

Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Ingredients

For Roasted Strawberries

  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced and hulled
  • 1/2 cup sugar (for roasting strawberries)
For Ice Cream
  • 2 cups cream, half and half or milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 pint roasted strawberries (from above, obvi)
Directions
Preheat the oven to 375F. Toss the sliced strawberries with the sugar and place them on a lined baking sheet in one even layer. Roast them for about 10-15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
Put 1 1/2 cups of cream or milk into a small sauce pan. Add the sugar and salt and heat the milk over medium low heat. Keep and eye on the milk, stirring often so that the bottom of the pan doesn’t get any burned milk bits.
While the milk is heating, measure out the buttermilk and vanilla extract and set aside.

Also measure out the remaining 1/2 cup of milk or cream. Stir the cornstarch into this 1/2 cup of milk, until smooth and no lumps remain.

The milk on the stove should be hot and steaming. The milk does not need to boil, it just needs to be steaming. With the milk over a medium low flame, stir in the milk and cornstarch mixture. Stir the milk constantly until you begin to feel it thicken.

Once the milk mixture is thick, remove from the heat and add vanilla extract and 1/2 cup of buttermilk. Stir to incorporate.

Strain the warm milk mixture into a mixing bowl, cover in plastic wrap and allow to cool in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Once the mixture is cooled, remove from the refrigerator and stir in the roasted strawberries. Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker. Eat right away for a “soft serve” experience or put back in the freezer to harden a little bit longer…. be ready to enjoy the best tasting strawberry ice cream ever!!

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17 Comments leave one →
  1. June 15, 2012 1:29 am

    yummmm it looks so goood. I wish it wasn’t too cold to try this haha :D

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 18, 2012 11:10 pm

      It’s never too cold for ice cream!!

  2. June 15, 2012 2:31 am

    oh wow, I love home-made strawberry ice cream, so much better than store bought. It actually tastes like real strawberries! Would love to try this when it gets a bit hotter :)

  3. June 15, 2012 7:52 am

    This looks absolutely delicious and refreshing. A definite must try!

  4. June 15, 2012 3:03 pm

    Gorgeous! Isn’t strawberry season amazing?!

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 18, 2012 11:13 pm

      Yes! Love strawberry season, can’t wait to go picking!

  5. June 15, 2012 4:56 pm

    Seriously this looks SO GOOD!

  6. June 16, 2012 5:08 am

    Let’s just say we’ve been pretty excited about your entire roasted strawberry miniseries – but this might just be our favorite! Especially since we just pulled the ice cream maker out from the cupboard and can’t get enough…

    • love and cupcakes permalink*
      June 18, 2012 11:11 pm

      That’s so sweet! I’m so glad you enjoyed the series. Hope you enjoy the ice cream :)

  7. June 16, 2012 8:51 am

    Oh my this looks delicious. I’m posting it on my pinterest board so I won’t forget it!

  8. June 17, 2012 2:03 pm

    Reblogged this on claratheginger.

  9. June 19, 2012 9:41 am

    I just purchased an ice cream machine last weekend, so I am excited to try this!!

  10. underpr3ssure permalink
    June 20, 2012 5:01 pm

    Reblogged this on underpr3ssure.

  11. June 22, 2012 5:30 am

    ….. oh my goodness….. this is amazing.

  12. June 25, 2012 11:50 am

    In the process of making this now, can’t wait to try the final product!
    I’ve been such a big fan of these roasted strawberry recipes that I’ve been roasting other fruit too!

  13. June 27, 2012 5:33 am

    oh that looks delish!

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