Strawberry Ice Cream

Bowl filled with strawberry ice cream. Fresh strawberries sitting next to bowl.

Strawberry Ice Cream

Strawberry ice cream is a sweet, delicious and creamy way to use your freshly picked Southern Hill Farms strawberries, or even the ones you have tucked away in your freezer for a rainy day. Check out the recipe below and try it for yourself!


  • 1 pound Florida strawberries, diced
  • 2 ½ cups Florida sugar
  • 6 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 16 egg yolks
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

Ice Cream Preparation

Combine milk, heavy cream, and vanilla bean in a large pot and bring to a boil, then remove from heat. Meanwhile, in a separate mixing bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until completely combined. Temper egg mixture with a third of the hot milk, then slowly pour back into large pot with milk and cream, whisking constantly. Cook over medium heat until custard reaches 180-185 degrees (stir constantly) and is slightly thickened. Strain through mesh strainer into a clean bowl and chill completely (over ice bath or in refrigerator). Pour into ice cream machine and follow manufacturer’s instructions. Approximately 5-10 minutes before ice cream is set, add the fresh strawberries. Place in freezer-safe container and allow to set for at least 2 hours before serving.

Fresh tip: If you don’t have vanilla bean, substitute 3 tablespoons pure vanilla extract; add to mixture at the end of the cooking process before straining.

Recipe courtesy of Fresh from Florida.