Fresh ripe strawberries, sugar, cream, and a little lemon juice - that is all you need to make this creamy summer treat. And in this recipe there is no cooking involved, so the flavor of the fresh strawberries comes through really well.
No-Cook Strawberry Ice Cream
adapted from Gourmet
1 lb strawberries, trimmed, halved if large
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp fresh lemon juice
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups heavy cream
Coarsely mash strawberries with sugar, lemon juice, and salt using a potato masher in a large bowl. Let stand, stirring and mashing occasionally, 10 minutes.
Transfer half of strawberry mixture to a blender and purée with cream until smooth. Return strawberry cream to bowl with remaining strawberries and chill, stirring occasionally, until very cold, 3 to 6 hours.
Freeze mixture in ice cream maker. Transfer to an airtight container and put in freezer to firm up.
Ice cream keeps 1 week.