As promised, I will share with you the result of my strawberry ice cream from our u-pick strawberry trip. I have very little experience with ice cream making and couldn’t wait to try a recipe from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home. Did you know that it was nominated for the James Beard Award? Crazy! Then again, it’s not a surprise. With many unique recipes and a different approach to making creamy ice cream, Jeni makes her process accessible for non ice cream connoisseur like me.
Anyway, back to the strawberry ice cream! The only recipe that came close to what I was looking for was the roasted strawberry and buttermilk ice cream. I am not a huge fan of buttermilk and decided to substitute heavy cream for the buttermilk. It turned out great, but a bit too fatty for our liking. I know what you’re going say! Ice cream is supposed to taste fatty. So I made a second batch and skipped the cream cheese altogether. Both Vu and I like version number two much more. I love how fresh and creamy it tasted. And of course, full of strawberry flavor. What a treat! We cannot wait to try her other recipes.