Strawberry Ice Cream




Strawberry ice cream recipe is a very simple ice cream recipe with only five ingredients: strawberries, caster sugar, whipping cream, ricotta cheese and juice of 1/2 a lemon. The preparation time is very short but freezing time is 6-8 hours. Yep, homemade ice cream is only for those with patience!

What do we need for this yummy homemade strawberry ice cream recipe:


- 500g fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and chopped
- 75g caster sugar
- 300ml whipping cream
- 250g ricotta cheese
- juice of 1/2 lemon

- Wash the strawberries, hull them, chop into half and put them in a bowl. Sprinkle them with caster sugar.
- Stir strawberries and sugar well, and then cover and leave to stand for 40 minutes.
- After 40 minutes mash them with a hand blender or a food processor.
- Whip the whipping cream until it forms a soft peak.
- Beat together lemon juice and ricotta cheese. Fold it into the whipped cream.
- Mix all together and spoon into a freezer-proof container.
- Place the container in a freezer for 2 hours. After 2 hours take the spoon and beat the ice cream well, return it back to the freezer for another 6 hours or until it is completely frozen.
- Because homemade ice creams are really hard when frozen, remove the container from the freezer at least 20 minutes before serving.

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Our coffee choice for homemade strawberry ice cream recipe:

Strawberries go really well with milk so there is no surprise cappuccino and cafe latte match this yummy ice cream so well. I didn't give a five star rank to any of the coffees because this would require sweeter strawberries. The sweeter the fruits the better they pair with coffees that contain milk.

Freezing tips:
  • The best way to store ice cream in the fridge is to cover it with a plastic wrap or wax paper before closing the container.
  • After two hours stir ice cream mixture with a spoon to break ice crystals.
  • Take the ice cream out of the freezer at least 20 minutes before serving to soften it.

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Step 1:

Wash and hull strawberries. Cut them in half and sprinkle with caster sugar. Stir well and cover strawberries for 40 minutes.

Step 2:

In a separate bowl beat together ricotta cheese and lemon juice.

Step 3:

Whip whipping cream until it forms soft peaks.

Step 4:

Mix together ricotta cheese and whipping cream.

Step 5:

Mix strawberries with a hand mixer and add cheese & cream mixture. Do not overmix!

Step 6:

Spoon the mixture into a freezer-proof container.

Step 7:

Place in the freezer for two hours. After two hours take a spoon and beat the mixture well to break ice crystals. Return back to the freezer for another six hours or until the ice cream is completely frozen.

Step 8:

Because homemade ice cream is very hard when frozen take it out of the freezer at least 20 minutes before serving.

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    15 Discussions


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    3 years ago

    looks good im going to try it


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I tried this Strawberry ice cream recipe today and my family enjoyed it a lot. :)

    Our neighborhood's full of ripe blackberries around now. I think I'll try this with blackberries. Yum.

    Thanks. Ricotta is genius.

    Do more. Please.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Why put cheese in ice cream? Never heard that before. Does it enhance the consistency? Or does it give it a sweeter flavor?


    5 years ago on Introduction

    hi plasticbaldy, I've found that leaving strawberries with sugar for a while draws the juice out of the strawberries and you get a nicer taste.


    5 years ago on Introduction

    What does leaving the strawberries and sugar for 40 minutes achieve if you're going to mash or process them ?


    8 years ago on Step 5

    This looks very tasty. What consistency would be considered overmixed? I plan on trying this recipe over the weekend.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    Very nice. I never would have thought of the Ricotta in a zillion years.


    8 years ago on Introduction

    This sounds very yummy. I am making this. I will post pic when I do!