Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

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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. 

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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!

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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.

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Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 40 minutes


  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic or champagne vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar

Creamy Vanilla Base

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Whisk together base ingredients until combined. Add strawberries and juices and stir until combined.
  4. Place mixture in your machine and follow manufacturers directions in freezing.


For this recipe, roasting your strawberries is key. It brings out the richness and color of the strawberries. This recipe contains less fat than Rich and Creamy Vanilla, and does not have any eggs in it. Perfect for specific dietary needs, but still has the heavy creamy texture you desire. 101 Gourmet Ice Cream Creations.

Collage of 10+ Easy Ice Cream Recipes

More Must Try Easy Ice Cream Recipes:

Caramel Oreo Fudge Ripple Ice Cream

No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream

Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream

No Churn Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

No Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream

Heavenly Hash Frozen Yogurt

Chocolate Malted Crunch Ice Cream

Bacon Bourbon Peach Ice Cream

No-Churn Mermaid Ice Cream

Mini Ice Cream Pops

Dragon Fruit Ice Cream

Grilled Sweet Corn & Strawberry Ice Cream

Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough

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