Saturday, December 13, 2014

Strawberry ice cream

Yet another ice cream recipe you can make without a fancy ice cream maker!

250 grams fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon gelatine (or 1 gelatine 'leaf') *
1.5 cups cream
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons water

Slice strawberries and sprinkle with sugar. Place in the fridge for one hour or until the juice runs from the strawberries. Soak the gelatine in cold water and drain the strawberry juice into this. Stand bowl over hot water and stir until gelatine dissolved. Add strawberries. Chill until starting to set. Whip cream, fold strawberry mixture into cream, and freeze until firm. Allow to soften for a few minutes before eating.

* gelatine [gelatin] is an animal product so not suitable for vegetarians. I'd prefer not to use it but have yet to find a suitable alternative. I've heard that agar-agar has similar properties but haven't found any for sale in Canberra. If you know a source, please leave a comment ...

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