White Chocolate & Strawberry Ice Cream

September 13, 2010 by Ali

Ok, I’m still playing catch-up this week highlighting some of my favorite recipes that I made/photographed this summer, but somehow didn’t find the time to post. So for all of you who still have your ice cream makers out, or for anyone who (like me) thinks ice cream has no season…I have a stellar recipe for you.

Although I should point out right away that this recipe is not for the faint of heart. It’s based off of a David Lebovitz recipe, and I resisted the urge to use some “lighter” substitutes. So it’s the real deal. :)

8 ounces of rich, melted white chocolate…a generous serving of sweet, fresh (or frozen) strawberries…a hint of vanilla…and (yes) plenty of cream, milk and egg yolks to give it the smoothest, creamiest texture you can imagine.

And worth every. single. calorie.

HEAVEN. :)

White Chocolate & Strawberry Ice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 oz white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cup strawberries, finely diced

Method

Put the chocolate pieces in a large bowl and and set a mesh strainer over the top.

Warm the milk, sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan. In a separate medium bowl whisk together the egg yolks. Slowly pour the warm milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.

Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula. Pour the custard through the strainer over the white chocolate. Stir until white chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth, then stir in the cream and vanilla. Stir until cool over an ice bath.

Chill the mixture thoroughly in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Add the strawberries about 5 minutes before the ice cream maker's cycle is completed.

Recipe adapted from David Lebovitz

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Ali’s Tip:

I really recommend going all out with this recipe. But if you’d like to lighten it up, you can always substitute milk for more of the cream (ex. 2 cups milk, and 1 cup cream). Or use 2% instead of whole milk. Or you could also reduce the number of egg yolks.

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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7 thoughts on “White Chocolate & Strawberry Ice Cream

  1. This turned out wonderfully. Such a great summer recipe! I love the combination of white chocolate and strawberries.

    - Tara

  2. This look delicious because ice cream is my all-time favorite and I think all ice cream are delicious no matter what flavor it is. LOL. Thanks for sharing this wonderful post of yours especially the ingredients of the white chocolate and strawberry ice cream.

    - Charles Sim

  3. I am firmly of the belief that ice cream has no season…if I can find some strawberries I’m totally making this! Delightful!

    - natalie (the sweets life)

  4. Tried this recipe out yesterday.. Unfortunately I screwed up the custard step, and used low-fat recipes because that’s all I had, so the texture came out kinda wonky, but the flavor is still good! I will definitely try again when I get some more eggs!

    - Andrea

  5. This sounds delicious! I will definitely make it!

    - Lauren Davis

  6. Oh mercy. This sounds wonderful and I love that photo!

    - Michelle

  7. This sounds amazing and worth the calories indeed! I’ve only heard good things about Dave’s ice cream recipes. His book is definitely the first I’ll pick up once I buy an ice cream machine.

    - Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets