Happy ice cream month! I hope you're celebrating. I love ice cream, but I usually forget about it. With brownies or cupcakes or cake or cookies on my counter, I forget about the lonely ice cream in the freezer. You know that chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream I made awhile ago? It's still in there. The other problem is that the hubs is lactose intolerant, so he hardly ever partakes in ice cream. Therefore, I decided to scale down an ice cream recipe to a more manageable size. Not to mention that with so many wonderful flavors, I don't want two quarts of one flavor. Give me options! 

This is a great strawberry ice cream recipe. Instead of eggs and milk, it has sour cream in it. It tastes great (not like sour cream though), it's creamy, and it's easy to make. Plus, with a small portion, it only takes about five minutes to churn. You'll be eating ice cream before you know it! I like to eat this ice cream with a little basil syrup poured on top...love that strawberry basil combo! 

Strawberry Ice Cream for Two Recipe
Makes about 2 cups
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6 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vodka (optional)
1/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon lemon juice

Combine the sliced strawberries, sugar, and vodka in a bowl and let sit at room temperature for about an hour. Stir occasionally. 

Transfer this to a blender or food processor and add the sour cream, cream, and lemon juice. Process a few times until blended, but you'll want to leave a few clumps. Chill in the refrigerator for about an hour. Churn in your ice cream machine according to the manufacturer's instructions. You'll probably only need to churn it for about 5-10 minutes, so keep an eye on it. If you want a harder consistency, freeze overnight. 

Recipe scaled down from Annie's Eats. 


07/12/2012 8:46am

This looks like the perfect strawberry ice cream. I might have to make this over the weekend when we're forcasted to hit the triple digits again.

07/12/2012 10:24am

Great idea to use sour cream! I love fresh strawberries in ice cream!

07/12/2012 11:02am

This looks delightful! I love that you scaled it down to a serving for two!

07/28/2013 1:12pm

This Strawberry Ice Cream for Two Recipe is a real treasure in cooking art! It is a real magic wile tasting with a little basil syrup poured on top...love that strawberry basil combo! Thank you a lot for sharing it with us.

07/12/2012 3:15pm

That looks like a bowl of perfect creamy ice cream full of flavor:)....yummy

07/12/2012 3:39pm

Oooh, what a great looking ice cream. My latest strawberry ice cream had some vodka in it, too...and it was fabulous!

07/13/2012 5:31pm

I wish we were neighbors. That way, instead of scaling down, you could just give me all your excess ice cream!

07/14/2012 12:43pm

looks delish!!

07/15/2012 8:18am

Excellent idea! I love that this is quick to make so there's no cooking and cooling process to make you wait. Do you think it's adaptable to other flavors?

I could never forget about the ice cream. It's always the first thing I reach for. The poor cookies and brownies often go stale. :(

She Makes and Bakes
07/15/2012 8:46pm

I imagine it would work well with other fruits...if it doesn't, at least you're not making 2 quarts of not good ice cream. I don't know about adapting it to chocolate or other things like that though. If you try it, let me know!

07/15/2012 5:46pm

I can't wait to try this as soon as I get my ice cream machine. It looks so inviting I want to eat it off the page

07/15/2012 7:57pm

This is so ideal! I just picked up cherries from the farmer's market. YUM!


It tastes great (not like sour cream though), it's creamy, and it's easy to make.


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