Monday, July 11, 2011

Strawberry and sour cream ice cream

Strawberry and sour cream ice cream / Maasika-hapukoorejäätis
Favourite in July 2011

Sour cream is a staple in every Estonian kitchen, and local strawberries are abundant just now. So it's no wonder that I've resorted to making this excellent ice cream from David Lebovitz excellent Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments whenever a) it's hot and b) I crave ice cream. Always a crowd-pleaser and always delicious. Mind you, only if you use good-tasting strawberries, of course!

Strawberry and sour cream ice cream
Yields about 1.2 litres (2 pints)
Slightly adapted from David Lebovitz's recipe

Favourite in July 2008

500 gram fresh strawberries
150 gram sugar
1 Tbsp vodka (keeps the ice cream from hardening too much)
250 g sour cream
250 ml whipping cream
1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

Rinse, dry and hull the strawberries. Slice them and toss them in a bowl with sugar and vodka. Stir, until the sugar dissolves, then let them macerate at room temperature for an hour. Stir every now and then.
Place the strawberries (and ALL the liquid from the bowl) into the blender container, add sour cream, whipping cream and lemon juice. Blend until smooth.
Refrigerate the mixture for 1 hour.
Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.


Sara said...

Pille, for too long last night I was patrolling for sour cream ice cream recipes last night (somethign without eggs please!) into which to mix all the cherries I bought. And today your post! I'll have to skip the vodka (for my two little ones) but it's great to know that it helps prevent hardening. I may eat all the cherries out of the bowl, but if I manage some restraint, this is exactly what I'll use them for.

Emma & Michael said...

Will there be any strawberry and sour cream ice cream left for us?

David said...

So glad you liked the ice cream! I'll bet the sour cream you get in Estonia is fantastic (and the vodka, too!)