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Dairy-free Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

This is much easier with an ice cream maker but you can just pour the base into a freezer safe container and stir every two hours until set.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time36 mins
Course: Dessert & Bakery
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 litre

Ingredients

  • 400 grams strawberries , fresh
  • 250 grams caster sugar
  • 100 ml water
  • 500 ml oatmilk , or milk of your choice

Instructions

Strawberry Syrup

  • Wash, hull and slice the strawberries
  • Place strawberries, water and sugar into a pot and simmer until the fruit has softened
  • Using a hand blender, blend the syrup mixture.
  • Cook the syrup mixture about 5 more minutes until slightly thick.
  • Set aside to cool

Ice Cream Base

  • Pass the strawberry syrup through a fine strainer into a 1 litre Pyrex measuring jug.
  • Reserve the strawberry pulp for another use (it is great stirred into greek yogurt and topped with blueberries)
  • Add oatmilk until you have 1 litre of the ice cream base.

Make Ice Cream

  • If using an ice cream maker, follow the manufacturer's instructions for making ice cream
  • If not using an ice cream maker, pour the base into a freezer safe container and freeze. Every two hours, remove the ice cream from the freezer, stir and return to freezer.

Portion / Serving

  • Freeze the ice cream in one litre freezer safe container until ready for use. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving to soften.
  • Portion the ice cream at "just set" stage into individual containers and leave them to freeze solid in the freezer.

Notes

Ice Cream Tips:
  • Make ice cream the day before or early in the morning on the day you plan to eat it.  That leaves enough time for it to set.
 
  • This recipe is preservative free so it won't last long in the freezer (It's never lasted long enough for me to give you an accurate measure of how long you can freeze it for.  Maximum ice cream has lasted in our house is two weeks.)