Category Archives: Strawberry

Strawberry Ice Cream

strawberry ice cream

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
Makes about 1 quart

Ingredients
1 pound strawberries* (about 4 cups – previously frozen strawberries can be used if thawed)
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups cream
Natural red food dye – Optional. I didn’t use any in the ice cream pictured.
2 tablespoons rum or vanilla extract made with vodka or rum. This keeps the ice cream from becoming as hard as a rock.

Instructions
1. Trim tops off the strawberries and cut them in half. Place them in a bowl along with lemon juice, salt and sugar, then mash with a potato masher.
2. Pour strawberry mixture into a blender with the cream and rum if using. Puree until smooth.
3. Cover and chill for at least four hours. I usually make mine a day in advance and chill overnight.
4. Pour mixture in an ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions. Enjoy right away as a soft-serve, or transfer to a container and place in the freezer until firm.
*You can choose any fruit, I just chose strawberries.

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Margarita Fruit Salsa

mango strawberry fruit salad

Margarita Fruit Salsa

All you need:
• 1 1/3 cups chopped mango
• 1 1/3 cups chopped strawberries
• 1 1/3 cups chopped fresh pineapple
• ¼ cup orange juice
• 2 tablespoons agave nectar
• ½ teaspoon lime zest
• 2 tablespoons lime juice
• Jicama slices or chips, for dipping
• Mint leaves, for garnish
• Lime zest and wedges, for garnish

All you do:
1. In a medium bowl, toss together mango, strawberries and pineapple.
2. In a small bowl, combine orange juice, agave nectar, lime zest and lime juice. Stir into fruit mixture. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
3. Serve with jicama slices or chips. If desired, garnish with mint, lime zest and wedges.

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