Another favorite in the family but this one was my dad's. He loved strawberry ice cream. I always think of him when I ate this flavor and now I just wished he was still alive so he can taste mine homemade, I think he would be so proud. He even added more fresh berries in his huge bowl of ice cream, he loved his strawberries so much! It's funny how we associate memories with foods. Sometimes I bake his favorite pie and think of him to, which was red raspberry. So much time passed since his death in 1995 at the age of 82 and still every thing I eat that he loved or cook reminds me of the man who gave me life and I very much looked up to on so many levels. He was a great man I miss so much. He will always be in my thoughts until we meet again.
This one's for you daddy..
Strawberry Ice Cream
1 pint fresh ripe strawberries sliced and cubed
Combine sugar and berries and let set for 2 hours. Strain and reserve juice.
Puree only half the berries in a food processor set aside.
In a medium size bowl combine:
1/2 cup sugar and 1 cup whole milk or half and half
Beat with a whisk for 3 minutes.
Add 2 cups heavy cream, reserved juice, mashed berries and 1 teaspoon pure vanilla.
Place into your ice cream maker for 35 to 40 minutes or to your makers instructions.
Five minutes before it's done churning add the chopped berries. Place in an airtight covered container and freeze for 2 hours before serving.
R.I.P. Carmen Colenzo
Born August 28th 1912- August 12th 1995
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