Creamy, classic, delicious and irresistible ice cream is always a summer favourite. Choose berries that are ripe and red in the centre for the best flavour and colour.
- Portion size 8 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: June 2009
MethodStrawberry Puree: In food processor, puree together strawberries, sugar and lemon juice until smooth. Strain into bowl and refrigerate.
In saucepan, heat together milk, cream, orange peel and peppercorns over medium heat until tiny bubbles form around edge. Remove from heat; cover and steep for 10 minutes. Strain.
In large bowl, whisk together egg yolks, sugar and salt; slowly whisk in cream mixture. Return to pan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 8 minutes. Strain into bowl and chill until cold, about 2 hours.
Reserving 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the puree, stir remaining puree into egg mixture.
Pour into 9-inch (2.5 L) square metal cake pan. Place plastic wrap directly on surface; freeze until almost solid, 3 to 4 hours. Break into chunks and process in food processor until smooth. (Or freeze in ice-cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions.)
Spoon one-quarter of the ice cream into airtight container; add one third of the reserved puree, swirling slightly with spoon. Repeat twice. Cover with remaining ice cream. Freeze until firm, about 6 hours. (Make-ahead: Freeze for up to 1 week.)
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Sodium 41 mg
- Protein 5 g
- Calories 334.0
- Total fat 21 g
- Potassium 201 mg
- Cholesterol 214 mg
- Saturated fat 12 g
- Total carbohydrate 34 g
- Iron 5.0
- Folate 16.0
- Calcium 10.0
- Vitamin A 23.0
- Vitamin C 53.0