Saturday was my husband’s family’s annual ice cream social/family reunion. They hold it every year at a local park to celebrate his Grandmother’s birthday although she has been gone for many years.
There were six different flavors of ice cream this year – root beer, lemon, vanilla with Butterfingers, cherry Snickers, chocolate M&M, and strawberry. I of course had to sample them all. (I took pictures of them all to show you, but today my hard drive on my six month old computer went out and I can’t edit them on my son’s borrowed laptop.) grrrr 🙁
My SIL made the strawberry ice cream, but she was kind enough to mention that it was a favorite recipe that I had given her years ago. We received an ice cream maker for our wedding and it had a little booklet of recipes that included this easy, creamy and oh so delicious strawberry ice cream recipe which we have been making for 30 years.
This family favorite recipe is my entry for the National Ice Cream Month – Ice Cream Social. I am also submitting this recipe to the Family Recipes event for the month of July. Enjoy!
Strawberry Ice Cream
- 2 C. Whipping Cream
- 2 C. Half & Half
- 1 C. Sugar
- 1 ½ tsp. Vanilla
- ⅛ tsp Salt
- 2 C. crushed Strawberries
- Mix all ingredients in ice cream freezer.
- (Fresh Peaches also work well with this recipe.)
Strawberry is my second favorite flavor, right after mint chocolate chip!
How fun! The fresh strawberry ice cream sounds so yummy! Nothing beats home-made.
I don't think there is anything better then homemade ice cream! WHat a fun social!
The Blonde Duck
I think it's fabulous they have an annual ice cream celebration!
Love Summer! I just Love your strawberry ice cream recipe Delicious 🙂
Have a great Day !
That looks so good and there is nothing like homemade ice cream. I discovered that recently. So much better than what you buy in the store.
This looks so delicious!!! We so need an ice cream maker. 🙁 I can only find greek yogurt at Sunflower, Whole Foods, or sometimes Harmons. I hope that helps!
Sorry to hear about your HD! Your ice cream looks fantastic! I'm going to have to jump on the ice cream bandwagon…
Homemade icecream looks so perfect and delicious with those lovely ingredients..
What an easy recipe, and I bet it's delicious. Love strawberries and cream together in any form. How sweet that the family celebrates grandma's bday after she's gone. She must have been very special.
Looks delish! I have my son's ice cream maker at our place…I have had every intention of making ice cream this summer but haven't gotten to it just yet. Maybe after our cruise! Thanks for participating in the Family Recipes Event! 🙂
What a beautiful tradition, Barbara. Homemade ice cream is such a treat, and strawberry is the best.
I so so have to get an ice cream freezer. maker. This recipe sounds so delicious!
My daughter loves strawberry ice cream. Thnx for posting this recipe. It sounds really good.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella
Wow, what a great idea! You really have the nicest family outings don't you! 🙂
Strawberry, my favorite! There is nothing as good as homemade ice cream, I think.
What a wonderful family tradition to celebrate your husband's grandmother's birthday. She must have been quite the lady for family to continue gathering in her honor.
Well heck barbara, you are making me wnat some strawberry ice cream right now! Fingers crossed for social. Feel free to tweet about your entry and use the ahstag #icsocial
Ice cream made with whipping cream and half & half…oh my, it has to be excellent. What a nice idea to have a family reunion with an ice cream theme!!
I LOVE homemade ice cream and have been looking for a trie and true recipe. Thanks!
Oh yum, this ice cream looks fantastic! I love eating strawberry flavored foods in the summer!