Friday, August 13, 2010

Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Do you find things in your fridge that you bought for a recipe that you ended up not making?  I always do.  Usually it’s something odd, like an avocado or leeks or some sort of condiment.  I found a huge container of sour cream.  I don’t remember what I bought it for.  I am sure that whatever my original plan was, it could not have topped this!! 

This Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream from The Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompanimentsby the master, David Lebovitz, couldn’t be any easier.  And it couldn’t be any tastier!  I didn’t have cream, so I subbed whole milk, not as rich, but still oh-so-good.

Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Makes about 1 1/4 quarts

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled (I used frozen)
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vodka or kirsch (I used kirsch)
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1 c. heavy cream (I used whole milk)
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice

1) Slice the strawberries and toss them in a bowl with the sugar and vodka or kirsch.  Stir until the sugar begins to dissolve.  Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring every so often.

2) Pulse the strawberries and their liquid with the sour cream, heavy cream and lemon juice in a blender or food processor until almost smooth, but still slightly chunky.

3) Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

 

 

This will be my entry for Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum!

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23 comments:

Chanel11 said...

I have to make this ASAP!

Joanne said...

Eliana over at A Chica Bakes made this the other day! I swooned then and I sure am swooning now. I always end up with leftover sour cream. I used to think of it as a boon but maybe it's really a godsend.

Astrid said...

mmmmh yum! I want an ice cream maker! :(

Joanna said...

That is my favorite ice cream book! David is definitely the master! I love his frozen yogurt recipes.

Indie.Tea said...

I'm practically drooling... I've recently had creme fraiche ice cream (which is unbelievably great)...and this sounds even more amazing. And loooks lovely...that pretty cheery pink!

Mags said...

This looks delicious...and so easy!

Too bad you couldn't have included an avocado in with the recipe (yeah, I'm always buying those too, without knowing what I'm going to do with them.)

Cocina Savant said...

Picture perfect strawberry ice cream. I'm sure this would make Mr. Lebovitz quite proud.

inanoyster.com said...

such a pretty color! i bet the sour cream packs a pretty neat punch!

June (JBug) said...

You are so in trouble now. This is impossible to resist.

Mimi said...

It looks so refreshing, perfect for a hot day.
Mimi

lostpastremembered said...

I have to break down and buy this book... every recipe is great. You took a perfect photo of what sounds like a sublime ice cream... sour cream and strawberries, wow!

Marjie said...

It's still summer, so it's still time to make ice cream! Looks great. It won't surprise you to learn that I buy sour cream in the 10 pound tub. Then again, I feed a couple more people than you do.

teresa said...

mmmm, what a fabulous summer treat!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Oh, YUM..the strawberries have been so good this year :)

Blessings!
Gail

a good yarn said...

Kismet!

Reeni said...

I'm going to dream of this tonight! How positively scrumptious!

5 Star Foodie said...

A perfect use for leftover sour cream (which I have quite often!). The ice cream looks heavenly!

grace said...

what a lovely color! ya know what this is crying out for? a slab of poundcake and a plop of whipped cream. too much? i think not. :)

Kevin said...

What an amazing colour that strawberry ice cream has!

girlichef said...

Aw yeah, that's my kinda ice cream...drool!

lisa is cooking said...

This sounds amazing, and I love the color! The sour cream must have given it a cheesecake-type of flavor. I have to try this.

theUngourmet said...

This happens to me all the time! I love what you did with the sour cream. Strawberry ice cream is tied for my most favorite flavor! :)

katiez said...

I spend the entire month of August wiping drool of my keyboard.... and being jealous. I don't have an ice cream maker.... This looks soooooo good!