Strawberry Ice Cream has to be my husband’s favorite ice cream flavor, but make it homemade strawberry ice cream and you’ve made his day!

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He prefers it to be rich, creamy, and full of fresh strawberries. And I have to say, I’ve tried many combinations to try and make what I thought he’d think was the “perfect” homemade strawberry ice cream over the years. Finally, I figured out one that is just about as perfect as it gets!

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Not too sweet, but just sweet enough to balance between the tartness of the fresh strawberries, this strawberry ice cream recipe sure fits the bill in the creaminess department, too

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And since Mama is sensitive to eggs, I try to make our ice creams egg-free as much as possible now. I’ve also found that it simplifies things when you don’t have to make the cooked custard before making the ice cream.

I’m all about finding the simplest way to do things! Especially if the results are just as good, if not better!

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Here’s my favorite strawberry ice cream recipe. I think you’ll love the creaminess and full strawberry flavor. It’s amazing!


Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Ice Cream is a classic, favorite ice cream recipe. Get this family favorite strawberry ice cream recipe to make at home.
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Prep Time50 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 2 quarts
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries chopped
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt


  • Place strawberries in a medium bowl and cover with 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Stir lightly to make sure strawberries are well-coated with sugar. Allow strawberries and sugar to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to macerate.
  • Combine whipping cream, milk, and cream cheese, mixing until smooth. Mix in sugar, strawberries and juices from earlier, vanilla, and salt.
  • Pour into ice cream maker container and make according to ice cream maker directions.
  • Once ice cream has churned, remove from the ice cream maker container and serve immediately as soft serve or place in an airtight container in the freezer for 1 hour to overnight for a firmer ice cream.
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23 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. Oh boy, does this look good! I’ve been craving homemade strawberry ice cream for weeks now. Thinking I need to try this one soon!

  2. I made this about 2 weeks ago for my husbands birthday. It was SO GOOD!!!! I am now going to try the same recipe but with cranberries instead of the strawberries. I am really horrible at making the custard for ice cream and just about any other kind of custard.

  3. This is the best strawberry ice cream ever! The only thing I would change is to grind up strawberries in blender as the chunks of the frozen berries are like biting into a hunk of ice!

  4. Ever since I tried this recipe it’s been my go to strawberry ice cream recipe. I’ve added a graham crust to make it a cheesecake ice cream and was just thinking it would be delicious as a chocolate strawberry ice cream! Any idea what I would add to change this from vanilla to chocolate??

  5. Hey Robyn: this is probably the first recipe I have eve left a comment on. We were surprised with two flats of strawberries during strawberry season and somewhat at a loss as what to do with that many strawberries. I decided to make three completely different strawberry ice cream recipes, and had a blind taste testing. Your recipe won hands-down. Jamie Dean’s came in second, and Ben & Jerry’s did not even make the cut (months later, it still sits in the freezer!) Thanks for the awesome recipe, it is very easy to make and delicious. I have decided to try your recipe with peaches, thanks again.
    Sincerely, Steelegood.

  6. I just made the strawberry ice cream…how do you get the cream cheese dissolved in cold milk and cream? we used soften cream cheese but still have little chunks in the finished product.

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