Sunday, July 15, 2012

BLANCHE'S HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM

This recipe is from my collection of old fashion recipes so the directions may not read as you are used to.  I post my old fashion recipes as they are written.

2 pints fresh strawberries, washed and hulled
2 cups sugar
6 egg yolks
3 cups milk
1 tbsp vanilla extract
3 cups heavy cream
10 drops red food coloring, optional

Place strawberries in blender container and puree; mix in 1 cup of the sugar and refrigerate for 1 hour.

In a saucepan, beat the egg yolks, and the other cup of sugar together; slowly stir in the milk.  Cook mixture over medium heat until it coats a metal spoon.  Add the vanilla and allow to cool down.  Stir in the cream and food coloring, if using.  Chill mixture then pour into a 4-quart ice cream freezer and follow manufacturer's directions.

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