3-Ingredient Berry Blast Ice Cream

by Michelle on August 9, 2010

I’ve not made ice cream in a long time.  But the other day a friend of mine e-mailed me a short and sweet recipe and as soon as I read the title I knew I had to give it a try.  Who could resist making Berry Blast Ice Cream!




And I was able to use my newest gadget, a handy dandy StemGem Strawberry Huller. I love this thing!





I tend to a lazy huller and usually just cut the end of the strawberry off which does waste some of the berry. I’ve been looking for a Strawberry Huller and was able to test drive the StemGem on a few fresh berries and it worked so well, I went ahead and bought it. It is very easy to use just press the green button which opens the claw. Then insert the claw around the hull, close the claw and give it a little twist and VOILA..your strawberry is hulled and the berry is perfectly intact. Couldn’t be easier! The StemGem also fits very nicely in my hand and although it is dishwasher safe, I just run it under hot water. What’s not to love!





3-Ingredient Berry Blast Ice Cream

1 10-oz pkg frozen sliced mixed berries (I used about 13 good sized fresh strawberries)
1/2 c Sugar (I used a no calarie sweeter, Nevella and it worked out very well)
2/3 c Heavy Cream or Half/Half

Optional:
2 Tbsp vodka – prevents ice crystals and makes it creamier (I did not see any difference when I added the Vodka but it was sort of fun to juice up the ice cream a bit!)

Place strawberries and sugar in food processor. Process until finely chopped, scraping bowl occasionally.

With processor running slowly add cream. Process until mixture is smooth and creamy.

Serve immediately or freeze in a airtight container up to two weeks.

Try using fresh or frozen peaches, raspberries or blueberries in place of strawberries.

Makes enough for 6 well-rounded scoops of ice cream.

NOTE: I used about 12 good-sized fresh strawberries and just placed the ice cream in the freezer over night.



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  • RJ Flamingo August 9, 2010 at 12:27 am

    That sounds delicious! No local strawberries around here right now, but blueberries would be awesome. And a touch of vodka…. perfect! :-)

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  • Daisy August 9, 2010 at 8:27 am

    I treated myself to a cherry pitter this year. I think a strawberry hull remover might be next!

  • Heather August 9, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Well I LOVE the huller. I am lazy too. Have a tendency to just cut the top off the berry. I also want a cherry pitter and a cabana boy…

  • Judy August 9, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Wow, that huller looks a lot more ergonomic and hand friendly than the huller I currently have. If my hubby can’t find the huller when he wants strawberries, he gets angry (which he almost never does). It took him a few years to figure out I had 2 hullers! LOL Where did you find this one?

    I love your ice cream recipe, will try that. It reminds me of a British bread pudding I served with ice cream lately. The berries must taste marvelous with the ice cream! I wonder if that would work with non dairy creamer? I might try that.

    • Michelle August 9, 2010 at 1:56 pm

      The StemGem is very ergonomic and I had no problem at all using it. Love it when gadgets do what they claim!

      I bought the StemGem at Sur Le Table but I’ve seen it at Amazon.com too. I have it listed in my Amazon Store in my sidebar.

  • Joanne August 9, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I can see from the vivid color just how intensely berryful this is! How delicious.

  • Cristie August 9, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    You have to be the Gadget Queen! It’s darling. Ice cream in such few ingredients sounds perfect for a hot summer night. I have one of my kids fancy freezers sitting on my counter, I think I’ll give this a try :)

  • maria August 9, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    what a fun tool!

  • teresa August 9, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    nice, that strawberry huller is very cool!

  • kat August 10, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Oh I bet that has amazing fresh strawberry flavor

  • Cookin' Canuck August 10, 2010 at 11:14 am

    The color of this ice cream is amazing! What a fun little hulling tool.

  • pam August 10, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Oh, I am a very, very lazy huller. I sooooo need that gadget!

  • Fuji Mama August 11, 2010 at 7:37 am

    I love how few ingredients this uses! It makes it that much more appealing. Oh, and now I want one of those strawberry hullers. Sigh.

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify August 12, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I love that this only requires three ingredients! What a great recipe!

  • Kayte August 18, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Looks and sounds like it is time to make some ice cream…I made the TWD chocolate ganache one yesterday and guys loved it, but I didn’t eat any, being chocolate and all…now berries are a different matter completely!

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