Make the best strawberry ice cream by roasting your strawberries in the oven before churning it. This Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe will be your new favorite ice cream.
Did you know that July is National Ice Cream month. It’s the perfect time to start making your own ice cream. I just love food holidays.
Recipe Round Up: I’ve joined a fun group of bloggers to put together a roundup of recipes on the first day of every month. This month we’re sharing Easy Ice Cream Recipes. After you’ve checked out this easy Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream recipe, be sure and scroll to the bottom of the post for links to all the other great easy ice cream recipes!
I scream, you scream. We ALL scream for ice cream! Isn’t this the truth? There’s something special about this all American summertime treat. The fresh and creamy taste is unlike anything else. And if you are an ice cream fanatic like me, you know just how great a bowl or two of homemade ice cream can be.
With the convenience of the newer models of ice cream machines you can make this summertime treat anytime. And ice cream machines are fairly inexpensive. You can purchase one for about the same price if you bought 2 half gallons each week for a month at the grocery store. It’s one of those purchases I say keeps on giving. You will use it for years. Those are the best kinds of gifts!
This Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe is from a delicious cookbook, 101 Gourmet Ice Cream Creations, written by Wendy Paul. Wendy is the author of the 101 Gourmet Series and blogs at Wendy Paul Creations. Wendy shares her love of ice cream in the cookbook and was generous enough to share the recipe with my readers.
Making Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
My favorite additions to homemade ice cream are fresh fruits that are in season. Strawberries are so beautiful and sweet right now.
A trick to making the best strawberry ice cream is roasting your strawberries in the oven. I know, kinda sounds a little crazy, but trust me. The fruit becomes even more rich and sweet, dark red in color, and you don’t get those little ice crystals on roasted fruit when you make homemade ice cream.
Wendy roasts the strawberries in sugar and balsamic vinegar. When I made it I used, a Citrus Champagne California Vinegar made by Olive Oil that I found at Harmon’s grocery store. It’s has a milder flavor and I’m in love with it. The vinegar gives the strawberries just a little something extra without overwhelming the fresh strawberry flavor.
Definitely give this Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream recipe a try. And if you’ve never made homemade ice cream before, The Kitchn has a good post on 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Making Ice Cream.
Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream
- 1 lb. fresh strawberries
- 4 tablespoons balsamic or champagne vinegar
- 4 tablespoons sugar
Creamy Vanilla Base
- ½ to ¾ cup sugar
- 2 cups cream
- 1 cup 2% milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- Toss 4 tablespoons sugar and balsamic vinegar with the washed and dried strawberries. Place on a cookie sheet in a single layer and bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.
- Coarsely chop or blend until smooth. Place strawberries and all the juices in a sealed container in your fridge overnight or at least 4 hours.
- Whisk together base ingredients until combined. Add strawberries and juices and stir until combined.
- Place mixture in your machine and follow manufacturers directions in freezing.
More Must Try Easy Ice Cream Recipes:
Caramel Oreo Fudge Ripple Ice Cream
Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream
No Churn Cookies and Cream Ice Cream
No Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream
Chocolate Malted Crunch Ice Cream
Grilled Sweet Corn & Strawberry Ice Cream
We picked fresh strawberries on Saturday, roasted them last night, and made this delicious ice cream today. Yum! It’s really, really good. So much strawberry flavor. Thank you!
Thanks Erin! How fun that you picked your own strawberries. Glad it was a hit.
The flavor of roasted strawberries is something I look forward to EVERY year! I bet this ice cream tastes amazing, Barb!
Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner
I love roasted strawberries…. this looks so flavorful.
Oooooh, roasted strawberries? I am SO in!
Great recipe with perfect timing to how in season strawberries are right now!! Yum 🙂
2 Sisters Recipes
YUMMY! Never thought of roasting strawberries before, thanks for the tip and for the recipe!
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
What a great idea roasting the strawberries! And we have some in season )or greenhouse ones, I’m not sure) which is about the only fruit in common nowadays it seems with you all in the Northern Hemisphere 😀 Hope you and the family had a great 4th of July mum!! xxx
Jessica @ Sweet Menu
I would love a big bowl of this ice cream right now! Looks so creamy and delicious!!
Creamy and delicious! I’m sure your roasting technique is great. With these gorgeous fresh strawberries I’ll be sure to try this recipe out!
Roasted strawberries…the ice cream must be burst of flavours! Yum!
Carol at Wild Goose Tea
I had no idea July as National Ice Cream month. Well that means I must celebrate. I was allegoric to chocolate when I was young. Thank the heavens I outgrew that!!!!! Anyway strawberry is still a huge favorite. You would think that chocolate would take that spot over, but it never did. I tasted my first homemade ice cream about a year ago. AND I am a woman of a certain age. It wasn’t long before I was the proud owner of a wonderful ice cream machine. I am pinning this recipe. You can see from the photo how creamy it is!!!!
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef
I love plump roasted strawberries but I’ve only ever used them in tarts. Ice cream, here I come!
Claire @ Claire K Creations
Now why did I not know there was such a thing as national icecream month? It’s pretty chilly here but I could sit in front of the heater right?
Wow, does that look heavenly. I’ve roasted strawberries for salad dressing and LOVED them-I can just imagine how delicious they would be in ice cream.
Time to find room in the freezer for the canister to my ice cream maker….summer has arrived and homemade ice cream is a super way to cool off.
Thank you Wendy!
I love roasted strawberries! They taste even better than fresh strawberries… A delightful ice cream.