Lemon and strawberry make a great combination. Strawberry lemonade is a great treat to have on a warm summer day. I wanted to capture that same flavor in the form of ice cream, so I came up with this recipe for a lemon ice cream featuring a strawberry swirl. Try to buy the most fresh strawberries that you can get. This is a custard based ice cream, so if you don’t know how to make a custard based ice cream, read my instructions on how to do so.
Ingredients for Lemon Ice Cream
4 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup half & half
pint of fine salt
Ingredients for Strawberry Swirl
1/4 cup + 1 pint of strawberries
Prepare the eggs, sugar, and dairy as according to my instructions on how to make custard based ice creams. Add the lemon juice once the mixture has had about a half hour to cool. Then place into the fridge for at least 2 hours to fully chill.
For the strawberry swirl: cut up your strawberries and pour 1/4 cup of sugar over them. Let it sit for a half hour. Then using a food processor, puree the strawberries. Place your pureed strawberries into the fridge to thoroughly chill.
When your ice cream mixture is fully chilled, pour the mixture into your ice cream maker according to the instructions of your model. About 2-3 minutes, before your ice cream is done, slowly introduction your pureed strawberries. Turn off the ice cream maker, and pour your ice cream into your favorite container and place in the freezer to fully harden before enjoying.