Simple Strawberry Ice Cream

Pin It PIN IT!

Savor those last few days of summer with this easy and light simple strawberry ice cream!

simple strawberry ice cream

I have to give my friend Gina a big HIGH-FIVE for her post a few days ago. She shared this beautiful fig frozen yogurt and wrote a perfect dietribe about how we need to stop wishing away seasons just because we’re excited for the next one. I could not agree more. As much as I love fall, I’m still not ready for summer to go. And this simple strawberry ice cream on the 5th day of September is complete proof of that.

perfect ice cream

I love pumpkin everything, apples are my jam and I could (and probably would) marry a butternut squash if it was socially acceptable. But you know what else I love just as much? Fresh, juicy heirloom tomatoes, gorgeous figs, plump strawberries and zucchini. Don’t even get me started on cherries. I’m just not ready yet to say goodbye to these luscious pieces of summer produce.

Creamy strawberry ice cream

And I’m not going to. So while the rest of you may be making ALLTHETHINGS pumpkin, soup and the like, I’ll be eating ice creams, making zucchini cakes and biting into giant heirlooms as if they were apples. I mean, that doesn’t mean I haven’t yet indulged in a PSL or started googling knee-high riding boots, because I have. But I’ve also been sweating out 45 pounds every time I take Oscar out, so the thought of fall is about as far away as my birthday in my mind (which happens to be in December).

Soft serve ice cream

So please, for the love of all the beautiful produce still showing up at the farmers market, can we stop wishing away our days?

Simple Strawberry Ice Cream

Creamy strawberry ice cream2


Serves about 8.
Prep time: >5 minutes
Chill time: 3 hours+


  • 1 1/2 cups ripe strawberries, hulled and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons low-fat milk (I used 2%)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup light cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons pure strawberry preserves


  1. In a bowl, mix the chopped strawberries and lemon juice together. Cover and let sit.
  2. In another bowl, whisk the sugar, low-fat milk, heavy cream, light cream, vanilla and strawberry preserves together with a whisk until combined (and sugar is dissolved).
  3. Mix in 1 1/4 cup of the strawberries and cover with saran wrap. Chill for at least an hour.
  4. Once chilled, pour the mixture into the freezer basin of your ice cream maker. Turn on and let churn for about 15 minutes. Add in the remaining strawberries and churn for another 5 – 10 minutes, or until soft, thick and creamy.
  5. Serve immediately or freeze for a firmer consistency.

Nutritional information per serving (about 1/2 cup):

Calories: 222.5
Fat: 10.5 grams
Carbohydrates: 25.6 grams
Fiber: >1 gram
Protein: 1.8 grams
Weight Watchers Points: 6

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Posted by christine on
    Friday, September 5th, 2014
    This is me, feeling bummed that I don't have an ice cream maker to make this :-(
    • Posted by cgallam10 on
      Friday, September 5th, 2014
      Oh no!! You can make it without, you just need to freeze a metal bowl and whisk or churn the ice cream yourself.
  2. Friday, September 5th, 2014
    I'm known for constantly wishing away season so fall can be here, it's always been my favorite. But this year, I'm relishing summer. So I'll definitely be whipping up a big batch of this ice cream! It looks beautiful and delicious!
  3. Posted by The Food Hunter on
    Friday, September 5th, 2014
    love making my own ice cream
  4. Posted by Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom on
    Friday, September 5th, 2014
    Love this classic ice cream! You win for getting pretty pics before it melted!
  5. Friday, September 5th, 2014
    I love simple strawberry ice cream! This looks delicious!
  6. Posted by Heather // girlichef on
    Friday, September 5th, 2014
    I would happily eat a cone, double scoop, as long as the strawberries last. This looks like summer.
  7. Posted by Angela {Mind Over Batter} on
    Friday, September 5th, 2014
    I'M NOT READY!! I dont want summer to end, even though I'm kind of excited for Apple this and Apple that. I'll enjoy summer while its still here and this ice cream is a perfect way to do so.
  8. Friday, September 5th, 2014
    I'm ok with still indulging in ice cream! Especially this ice cream! You know I go crazy over strawberries.
  9. Posted by Lana@NeverEnoughThyme on
    Friday, September 5th, 2014
    I'm nowhere near ready to say goodbye to summer, either! Here in the lower south, it's still in the mid-90s every day and will be hot into October. Pumpkins are nowhere on our radar in September! This strawberry ice cream, on the other hand, is exceptionally perfect.
  10. Friday, September 5th, 2014
    Strawberry Ice Cream is my favorite. I need to make this ASAP!
  11. Posted by Kim Beaulieu on
    Friday, September 5th, 2014
    I think it should be summer year round just because I love ice cream so much. I seriously dislike when people rush the seasons. I posted about not digging pumpkin on my wall and it was hilarious to see people's reactions to my request to back away from the pumpkin recipes.
  12. Saturday, September 6th, 2014
    This looks phenomenal! I just got an ice cream maker and have been going wild trying recipes. This one is surely on the list!
  13. Posted by Nutmeg Nanny on
    Sunday, September 7th, 2014
    I want to marry this ice cream.
  14. Posted by Paula - bell'alimento on
    Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
    I'll take two scoops please!
  15. Friday, September 12th, 2014
    I could probably live on a strawberry ice cream like that.