This Strawberry Ice Cream recipe is creamy, delicious and full of fresh strawberries. Simple to make, this favorite ice cream is a classic!

Ice cream of all types and flavors makes such favorite frozen treats. Strawberry ice cream is always a popular flavor and certainly is well-loved in my family. This recipe makes the best, creamiest and most flavorful Strawberry Ice Cream I’ve tasted!

Glass bowl full of strawberry ice cream loaded with fresh strawberries // addapinch.com

This homemade Strawberry Ice Cream is one of our family favorites. It’s my husband’s absolute favorite. He says it’s absolutely the best strawberry ice cream he’s ever had. It’s rich and full of fresh strawberries. I’ve developed and tested many recipe combinations to make the “perfect” homemade strawberry ice cream and this one is just about as perfect as it gets!

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

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This strawberry ice cream is not too sweet, but just sweet enough to balance the tartness of the fresh strawberries. It’s made from simple ingredients that make it such a rich, delicious ice cream. While I’ve made this recipe egg-free, it’s amazingly decadent and creamy.

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How to Make Strawberry Ice Cream

To make this scrumptious ice cream, you’ll need:

Ingredients

  • Strawberries
  • Granulated sugar
  • Heavy cream
  • Whole milk
  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Again, this is a perfect ice cream for those with egg sensitivities since I’ve not included eggs in this recipe.

Step by Step Instructions

  1. Place the chopped fresh strawberries in a medium bowl and top with 1/4 cup granulated sugar.
  2. Stir lightly to coat strawberries with sugar and allow to sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes to macerate. This brings out all the juices from the strawberries.
  3. In another mixing bowl, combine whipping cream, milk and cream cheese and mix until smooth.
  4. Add in the macerated strawberries (sugared strawberries) with their juices to the bowl with the cream mixture and stir in until combined.
  5. Add vanilla and salt.
  6. Pour mixture into ice cream maker container and make according to ice cream maker’s directions.
  7. Once the ice cream has churned, remove it from the ice cream maker container and serve immediately for soft serve ice cream. Alternately, place ice cream in an airtight container and place in freezer for 1 hour to overnight for a firmer ice cream.

Loads of fresh strawberries in scoops of strawberry ice cream served in glass bowl // addapinch.com

More Ice Cream recipes

Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream – is a rich, custard style ice cream with rich vanilla flavor. Better than that ice cream parlor favorite and a very popular ice cream on this site.

No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream or No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream – both delicious and made with simple ingredients and no ice cream maker required.

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream – is full of blueberries with a rich, sweet and tart cheesecake ice cream and can be made in your ice cream maker or no churn.

Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream – delicious combination of chocolate and mint

Be sure to check out all of my ice cream and frozen treat recipes !

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

Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

This Strawberry Ice Cream recipe is creamy, delicious and full of fresh strawberries. Simple to make, this favorite ice cream is a classic!
4.5 from 2 votes

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Prep Time50 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 16
Course Dessert
Calories: 135kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Makes 2 quarts.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 135kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 173IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
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25 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. I love the berries and that you worked cream cheese in, too! I bet this is so rich and wonderful!

  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!

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  5. 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??

  6. 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.

    1. Wow! Thank you so much! I’m so glad that you loved it! It is one of my favorite ways to use strawberries for sure! xo

  7. 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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