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When the heat of summer is in full swing, nothing sounds quite as delicious as fresh, sweet strawberry ice cream. However, if you don’t have an ice cream maker at home, it might seem like you’re out of luck.
Making your own homemade strawberry ice cream at home isn’t that difficult to do with an ice cream maker and some planning ahead, but what are your options if you don’t have one?
Luckily there are several ways to make homemade strawberry ice cream without a machine and we’re here to give you some pointers on how to do just that!
From simple substitutes for eggs and condensed milk to clever tips for pureeing the fruit without a food processor (or even a blender), these five tricks will help you get your own batch of strawberry ice cream underway quickly and easily.
There’s something about summer that makes us all want to go home, lock the doors, and eat ice cream all day long. Fortunately for us, it’s not hard to make delicious homemade ice cream at home without an ice cream maker.
However, traditional ice cream requires a special device that churns the mixture and freezes it at a faster rate than what manual methods allow.
Without such an appliance in your kitchen cabinet, you might be wondering how on earth you could get your hands on some strawberry ice cream without buying pre-made tubs from the supermarket? Well, read on to find out…
Use condensed milk instead of cream and eggs.
Making homemade ice cream without an ice cream maker is a great way to avoid having to purchase an ice cream maker as well as the added bonus of being able to make the ice cream whenever you want without having to wait for it to freeze properly in the machine!
That being said, the eggs and the cream that you usually use to make the ice cream will likely be substituted with something else, and one of the best substitutions for those items is condensed milk.
Condensed milk is a product that is very high in sugar and fat, but since you will be mixing it with an equal amount of milk and then pouring that mixture into the ice cream maker, you’ll likely be able to control the amount of sugar and fat that you’re consuming.
Freeze fresh strawberries.
Fresh fruit is the best for making homemade ice cream, but if you have fresh strawberries on hand, you can also make your own frozen strawberries for ice cream.
To freeze fresh strawberries for use in your ice cream, make sure that the strawberries are fresh, clean, and completely dry. You do not want them to be wet or you will end up with a soggy mess in your ice cream!
Once the strawberries are clean and dry, make sure to remove the green tops. Then place the strawberries in a single layer on a baking sheet and freeze for at least 6 hours or until frozen solid.
Once frozen, you can transfer the strawberries to a freezer safe bag and store them in your freezer until ready to use.
Add a little bit of flour.
Flour is an easy substitute for eggs in making homemade ice cream, and it can also help to thicken the mixture and give it a creamier texture. Just sift the flour with a bit of salt into the mixture and stir to combine.
Continue making your mixture as you normally would and add the sifted flour to the mixture. If your ice cream mixture starts to appear very thick at any point, simply add a bit more milk to thin it out again.
Mash up some cookie dough instead.
If your ice cream recipe calls for eggs, you can make an eggless version of homemade ice cream with a little bit of cookie dough! Just mash up a bit of cookie dough with a little bit of milk and stir it into the ice cream mixture.
The cookie dough will add a bit of sweetness to the ice cream and help to thicken it up just a bit.
Blend frozen fruit instead of ice.
If you’re looking for an eggless ice cream recipe that has a much richer flavour and texture, blending a portion of frozen fruit with the milk, condensed milk, and sugar of your ice cream recipe and then pouring the blended mixture into the ice cream machine will give you a delicious, creamy ice cream that is much closer to the texture of handmade ice cream!
How do you make homemade strawberry ice cream?
Most ice cream recipes begin with a sweetened mixture of milk, condensed milk, and sugar combined in a saucepan and brought to a boil. At this point, you can add any flavourings that you want to add to your ice cream.
In the case of strawberry ice cream, you can add a few handfuls of fresh strawberries and a splash of vanilla. Once the mixture has boiled, you can remove it from the heat and let it sit for about 10 minutes to let it cool down a bit.
During this time, you can use the time to clean out your ice cream machine to get it ready for the ice cream. After you’ve let the mixture cool, you can pour it into your ice cream maker and begin churning.
It’s important to remember that homemade ice cream will take a bit longer to freeze than store bought ice cream, so it’s a good idea to check on the ice cream about every 15 minutes for the first hour to make sure it’s not getting too frozen.
How do you manually churn ice cream?
Once the ice cream is ready, you can store it in the freezer until ready to serve! If you’re planning on eating it the same day, you can store it in the ice cream machine or in the bowl that you made it in just to keep it cold.
If you’re planning on keeping the ice cream for a few days, you can transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the freezer until you’re ready to eat it.
Manually churning ice cream is a bit of a labour of love, but it can be done! You’ll want to start by whisking together your ice cream mixture in a large bowl.
Then you’ll slowly pour the mixture into an ice cream maker (alternatively, you can pour it into a freezer-safe container or a zippered plastic bag), and crank the handle until it’s ready to serve.
Ice cream is a treat that almost everyone loves. It’s creamy, smooth and so delicious – especially with a helping of strawberry ice cream!
Nothing beats the taste of homemade ice cream, and luckily it’s easier than ever to make it at home. All you need is an ice cream maker and some time, and you’ll have fresh strawberry ice cream in no time.
However, not everyone has an ice cream maker or has room for one in their kitchen.
Making strawberry ice cream without an ice cream maker isn’t easy, but it is possible!
Just remember to freeze fresh strawberries, sift flour into your ice cream mixture, mash some cookie dough, or blend frozen strawberries to add a bit of a boost in flavour to your ice cream.
Ice cream is a treat that’s almost universally loved. And who can blame us? It’s creamy, it’s chilly and it comes in a million different varieties. Ice cream is also one of the simplest desserts to make at home.
With the right ingredients and an ice-cream maker, you can have fresh homemade batches of ice cream in no time.
However, if you don’t own an ice-cream maker, you won’t be able to churn out your favorite flavors anytime soon. Thankfully, there are plenty of ways to make strawberry ice cream without an ice-cream maker.
These five tricks will help you make homemade strawberry ice cream without an ice cream maker!