Strawberry No-Churn homemade ice cream

This ice cream recipe has only four ingredients, takes less than 10 minutes to make, and will leave you wanting more every time.

Grab 5 fresh strawberries. You can use any fruit you like, or add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and top with hot fudge.

Wash and slice the fruit, then put it in a food processor.

Add 1 tablespoon of sugar and pulse until the fruit is pureed.

Add the pureed fruit to a large mixing bowl.

Add 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons of powdered (confectioner’s) sugar to the fruit.

Followed by 2-1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream. That’s it! How easy is that?

No need to mess up the big standing mixer for this. The hand-held mixer is perfect. Mix until soft peaks start to form. You want it to stay loose enough to pour easily.

That’s a soft peak, just able to hold its shape. If you whip much past this point you’ll have whipped cream, although delicious……..not what we were going for today.

Pour this wonderful concoction into a covered container and into the freeze for 3-5 hours. If you’re in a hurry take it out after about 2 hours and scrape the firm ice-cream from the sides and mix it by hand with a spoon into the softer ice-cream in the center. Then back into the freezer until set.

I made some pecan shortbread to serve with the ice-cream…….or was it the other way around? Oh well, both were a real hit. I’ll share the shortbread recipe very soon. I’ve got a cake dome full of it in my kitchen, and it’s going to take the jaws of life to get me away from it.

Enjoy!!!

the wanna be country girl – Caroline

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37 Responses to Strawberry No-Churn homemade ice cream

  1. Doreen says:

    Thanks for the strawberry Ice-cream recipe with easy to follow photos. Decided to have a go and it was fabulous. Added a bit of leftover crème fraiche and it was wonderful. Really easy to follow and quickly done. Great! Thanks again from Cambridge UK.

  2. Gail Wynens says:

    I was delighted to find your page. I am a Georgia native however I lived in many states.
    After marriage i stayed in Atlanta and had an interior design business for 30 years. I have moved to the country for the first time in my life and I must learn everything.
    Thank you for keeping it simple.
    Gail

  3. This is called Semifreddo, but it’s awesome! We serve it as well, at Brix Restaurant and Wine Bar, in Flagstaff, AZ

    :)

    Keep up the good work!

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  5. Louise Lindgaard says:

    Try adding the juice of ½ a lime and just a small pinch of salt (½ tsp.)
    - It makes you think of summer nights.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Sounds good!

  6. Debra says:

    I just stumbled this as well, and bookmarked it. I may try making this next week. :)

  7. Janet Carlson says:

    Caroline, I just found you on STUMBLEUPON.COM & now I’ve added you to my favorites!! This ice cream looks AWESOME! &! so easy! Can’t wait to try it, I’ve already added ingredients to my grocery list! THANKS~!

  8. That sounds delish and I have never heard of no-churn ice cream! I might try it with Splenda for less calories.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Let me know how it turns out. I can’t think of a reason it wouldn’t work.
    Caroline

  9. John Coller says:

    Great idea. I experimented by adding a little bit of milk (to lower the calories) and marsh mellows (because marsh mellows are awesome), it still whipped to the same consistency your photo and worked out great. Thanks for the recipe.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Great idea! I’m always looking for ways to lighten the calorie load without compromising taste. I can’t wait to try your lighter version.
    Thanks!
    Caroline

  10. Vanessa says:

    Thank you! Can I use both strawberries and a tsp of vanilla extract or would that be weird?

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Hi Vanessa,
    I’ve never added vanilla to strawberry ice-cream, but I don’t know why it wouldn’t be great. In the recipe, I mentioned vanilla for those folks who wanted plain vanilla ice -cream instead of strawberry, like my husband. He’s a real vanilla with tons of chocolate syrup kind of guy. Let me know how it turns out.
    talk to you soon,
    Caroline

  11. Vanessa says:

    Dear Caroline, I live in China and it’s really hard to find good ice cream around here. At least to the standard of Breyers (my fave). I really want to make this but I don’t have a food processor. What are the alternatives? I have a blender that I could put on the low setting. Please help! Thanks!

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Hi Vanessa,
    The blender will work perfectly for blitzing the strawberries. Then all you need to do is mix the cream and powdered sugar. You can even mix the cream by hand with a whisk. It doesn’t take much whisking to reach soft peaks with heavy cream. Good luck, and let me know how it turns out!
    I have another flavor, if you feel adventurous
    http://thewannabecountrygirl.com/butter-peacan-no-churn-ice-cream/
    talk to you soon,
    Caroline

  12. sl says:

    Where is her website?

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    What website are you looking for?
    Caroline

  13. Looks absolutely delicious. Will have to try this for myself!

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Thanks for stopping by Alexandra!
    talk to you soon,
    Caroline

  14. Jean Church says:

    Would you mind to elaborate on the mixing, i.e. At what speed, and approximate amount of time? Thanks!

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    I mix the heavy whipping cream at high speed. Although I’ve never timed it, I would say it takes about three to four minutes to reach the soft peak stage. You still want it to be pourable, and it can go from perfectly pourable to stiff whipped cream in no time, so keep a really good eye on it.
    Good luck, and let me know how it goes!
    Caroline

  15. Great recipe. Also, love the photos. A very good work on the zoom :)

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Oh my goodness, I just checked out you site, and I can’t wait to make your Eggplant rolls with Lamb recipe!!! You site is wonderful, I’m going back to take a better look. I’m still trying to master this ‘new’ camera I got for Christmas. Do you ever really master a camera? Thanks for leaving such a sweet comment and keep cooking!
    Caroline

  16. RocHe says:

    Great recipe. I didn’t have powdered sugar, so I substituted 3/4 cup simple syrup and it worked fine.

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Oooh, I bet that was good! Thanks for giving everyone an alternative, powder sugar might not be a staple, but good ole table sugar sure is. Good call, and thanks for commenting.
    talk to you soon,
    Caroline

  17. That is absolutely amazing that you don’t have to churn it! But I wish there was a way to eliminate some of the sugar.

  18. Robin says:

    It looks delicious! How many servings does it make?

    Thanks!

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    This recipe makes right at 4 cups of ice-cream, so if you’ve got great self control I’d say you’ll get 8 servings. If you’re like me, you might get 4!
    Enjoy! and thanks for commenting,
    Caroline

  19. Cindy says:

    Please, please post the pecan shortbread recipe! Thank you! :)

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Will do ASAP Cindy! Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
    Caroline

  20. Stacie L says:

    Thank you! I have been looking for a recipe like this!

  21. brandi says:

    this looks amazingg im going to make it right now :)

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    If you like this one, try the butter pecan, it’s soooo good!
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting ,
    Caroline

    http://thewannabecountrygirl.com/butter-peacan-no-churn-ice-cream/

  22. Caroline, you’re kidding…is that all it takes to make ice cream?
    Once again, you’ve made it look so easy, I want to try it.
    Forever your fan!

    The Wanna Be Country Girl Reply:

    Lauren, it’s not exactly like store bought ice cream, but last night I made the recipe with butter pecan instead of fruit, and my parents said it was the best ice cream they’d ever had. If your a butter pecan fan, I’m going to post the “how to” soon. Couldn’t be any easier!
    talk to you soon,
    the wanna be country girl – Caroline

  23. JP says:

    Caroline…OMG…I’m going to try that this week…and yes, I want that shortbread recipe….PLEASE…:)JP

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