Summer means strawberries and how can I not make this super rich and easy eggless strawberry ice-cream without an ice-cream maker .
Yup , you do not need to churn or use an ice cream maker to make your own ice cream at home .
Just few ingredients , mix them up , freeze, scoop and slurp!
With summer at it’s peak here we are enjoying our share of frozen treats. And nothing beats strawberries at this moment .
All this sounds great – what if I don’t have fresh strawberries
Simply use frozen ones .
use berries of your choice .
Even better – use any fruit of your choice to make your favorite seasonal fruit ice cream .Think orange , kiwis or even grapes . What say? Are you game!
Instant no churn ice creams are a fashion now. And why not , they work great , taste great and the best part you can customize the way you want.
The recipe for instant homemade no churn ice cream is a pretty standard base –
Condensed milk plus
Rest you are only limited by your imagination.
Honestly I have been making ice cream at home this way for only about 3 years now.
And this is the first time I have tried my hands on strawberry ice cream .
I have been experimenting this version of strawberry ice cream all month long in my kitchen – 3 times to be precise and glad to tell you we have a winner . An ice –creamy that is rich and creamy . Free of ice crystals . Screams strawberries without added color or essence. A true fruity treat .
In this post I will walk you through my experiments , do’s and don’ts , conclusion and final note.
First time I made this ice cream – I wanted to keep it super simple – no cook strawberry ice cream .
So here is what I did –
Standard base plus strawberry puree shown in the picture below-
So did it work ? hmmmmm… kind of , not exactly what I was looking for.
Experienced some ice crystals.
Less concentrated strawberry taste, felt more cream like .
Melted rather quickly but not a major issue.
But ice cream is ice cream , we enjoyed it anyways.
The second experiment
Standard base plus made quick strawberry jam plus added loads of chopped strawberry chunks.
Tasted much better , more fruity and strawberry-ish
But a lot of chunks weren’t a very good idea.
Difficult to scoop because of chopped strawberries inside the ice cream and strawberries felt frosty .
Melted quiet soon but not a major issue .
The third and final experiment – drumroll ………… a sweet success
This version got me dancing as I finally nailed the best homemade strawberry ice cream in my opinion .
Standard base plus instant strawberry jam plus milk powder plus few chopped strawberries , like very few .
Bang on , everything that I was looking for – rich , creamy , fruity and without ice crystals and held without melting for a long time.
Finally this was all worth the effort and experience .
I am happy to share the best version I have come across till date.
My husband , my critique calls it better than ‘Naturals ‘ ice cream . Naturals is an ice cream chain in India which we love love love . And this compliment just made me feel so accomplished .
Let’s talk about the winning recipe –
SO what’s with the melting and how did I minimize it
Well , it’s ice –cream and gotta melt. But I needed solution for it to hold well for a longer time. Much needed when you know your kids are going to eat it. When my son has ice – cream it’s all over him before it finishes it off , as I said not a problem as such . So I experimented by adding some milk powder and noticed quiet a difference. Apparently it worked , though it’s completely optional.
This recipe is split into two parts
- Making the standard base for ice cream – whipped cream plus condensed milk.
- Making the instant strawberry jam .
Did you know making instant jams are super easy. I do it all the time. It adds so much fresh flavors to your warm toast , pancake or waffles. And this recipe works great for making the ice cream too.
So one post , two recipes and infinite possibilities .
Feel free to use your favorite fruit to make the jam.
Let’s get jamming 🙂
Quick strawberry jam recipe
Easy eggless strawberry icecream without an icecream maker
- 1 lb strawberries
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ cup water
- Wash and roughly chop strawberries.
- Place them in a bowl and sprinkle some sugar on it.
- Give it a quick mix and cover it .
- Let it stand for 20-30 minutes.
- The strawberry releases juices after sugar is added.
- After 30 minutes , puree strawberry . You may leave it chunky and smash it later while cooking.
- Now heat a heavy bottom pan on low medium heat.
- Add the strawberry puree, lemon juice and water .
- Stir occasionally.
- Let it come to a boil.
- Now add salt.
- Now keep on stirring frequently to avoid sticking to the bottom of the pan.
- The pectin in the fruit is enough to get it thicker and form a beautiful instant jam.
- The entire process will take around 15-20 minutes.
- Keep stirring , it will be done when it thickens enough like jam .
- Switch off the heat and let it cool in the pan.
- After it completely cools down transfer in a glass container if not using it right away.
- Add it to your ice –cream
I have kept it basic. But add some cinnamon or cayenne pepper or throw in some fresh herbs like basil or mint or rosemary and you will have the best jam ever.
Use berries / fruits of your choice.
You can use frozen berries too , just cook few minutes longer for the water to evaporate.
If using other fruits, adjust sugar according to the sweetness of fruits used.
This recipe doesn’t yield very sweet jam because I like it a bit tart when added to the ice – cream.
Once you add this jam to the ice- cream the sweetness balances off with condensed milk.
Store instant jam in the fridge for 4-5 weeks.
Recipe for the ice-cream
Easy eggless strawberry icecream without an icecream maker
- 2.5 cups chilled heavy cream
- 1 can condensed milk
- ¾ - 1 cup of prepared jam
- 2 tablespoon sifted no lumps milk powder*
- ¼ cup chopped strawberries
- pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoon strawberry jam for swirling
- 2 sliced strawberries for garnish
- Using a balloon electric whisk , whip the cream for 2 minutes until it thickens a bit.
- Add in the salt and sifted milk powder and whip it until firm peaks.
- Now fold in the condensed milk , prepared strawberry jam and chopped strawberries gently.
- Taste test.
- Now pour the mixture in a freezer safe pan.
- Top it with strawberries if desired.
- Freeze, scoop , enjoy!
Do not over whip or the cream will turn into butter and become useless.
Cover with plastic cling wrap touching the ice cream then freeze it . This prevents the formation of ice crystals on top.
Freeze it for at least 7-8 hours before serving.
Take it out of the freezer and give it 10 minutes stand time before scooping.
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Hi, I loved the recipe and the resultant ice cream was so creamy and soft.I wish to know what is the shelf life of this ice cream when stored in a fridge?
Hello Ankita, store this ice cream in the freezer and not the fridge section. It will stay as good as fresh until 3 months.
Loved this ice-cream. I am making this ice-cream for kids every year since you have posted it. I wanted to know how chocolate ice Cream is made using this recipe? Do we add cocoa powder or melted chocolate? And how much? Thank you again for this wonderful recipe.
Hi Sneha, I am glad you are enjoying this ice-cream. For chocolate one, adding cocoa is your best bet. Melted chocolate will make it too hard and difficult to scoop. However, you can drizzle some melted chocolate over the top to create a shell like choco bar right before placing it in the freezer to set.
Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it exactly as written and it turned out perfectly creamy and delicious!
Great to hear that Lynette.. thank you for a lovely feedback!
Is it necessary to add milk powder. Can’t we add milk instead?
Dipti … milk powder makes it more sturdy.. you may skip it though.
Got to know its your birthday today. A very happy birthday, keep spreading khushboo with your yummy recipes always.
Thank you so much Ravinder!
Hi khushboo . Tried this recipe with mangoes and it turned out awesome. Easy to make and unbelievably good homemade ice cream. I also tried chocolate panna cotta which turned out equally yummy. My daughter loved it so much that I made it for her birthday too. Your recipes made an otherwise not so communicative me to write. Thank you so much for sharing such simple to make awesome recipes
Great Ravinder. This recipe is indeed very customizable. I am glad you liked it. Thank you for a lovely feedback!
I made this recipe and it was absolutely delicious. It’s as good as that of Natural’s if not better. Everyone enjoyed it to the core. I am soon going to try the mango version. Thanks for the lovely recipe.
So happy to know this Lopamudra. Thank you for a lovely feedback.
Hey love Ur recipes… 😊 I am going to try making this one..
What is cup in ml measurement U use in Ur recipes ?
Sure do , I hope you like it 😉 I use liquid measuring cup for measuring liquids . 1 cup is 250 ml .
This is your second recipe which I have tried and has come out as a huge success. My kids just loooovveeed it . Only question is how to make a chocolate one ?
Thanks for posting recipes with easy available ingredients and easy to make . No big gadgets required in any of your recipe . Which is a plus for homemakers who want to cook but don’t have gadgets or ingredients not easily available . Love you dear .
Thank you for a lovely feedback Sonali. Chcolate one is pretty easy too. It depends how dark you like it. I soon make a post on the same as well as email you the recipe .
Awesome is not the word . I used store bought jam and whipped it in less than 15 minutes. I never knew it was so easy. As I am writing this comment I am enjoying every bit of it. My husband was impressed. Thank you. Your recipe rocks always
I am glad Sanjana that you are enjoying this recipe. Store bought jam sounds great. I do it all the time too 😉
Hi….would love to try out the icecream.recipe….luks so inviting…pl tel me which cream did u use?? Are we talking abt amul fresh cream…can u tel me heavy creams avlbl in india?
Yes Nupur you may use chilled amul fresh cream whipped until soft peaks.You may even use freezer section non dairy whipping cream.
Hello mam . I wanted to ask i have richi’s whipping cream . Its already sweet whipping cream . So i have to add condensed milk?
Yes, Iku, but add little less condensed milk as it is sweet too!
The pics look very good n tempting. Just one doubt when you say one can of condensed milk you mean what quantity as they come in two sizes.Thnx.
Hello Shipra , I have used 14oz i.e 397 grams container.
Yummy Khushboo..what variations should I do if I need to prepare sitaphal (custard apple) ice cream..one of the hits of naturals ice cream..badly want to make that as staying away from India both me n my Husband miss it..
Yes , I totally understand , we miss sitaphal icecream too. May be just add in sitaphal pulp if you have 🙂 it should work well.
Loved the recipe especially photographs. It turned out to be the best ice cream ever tasted. I want to try this recipe using ripe sweet mangoes. Except for sugar quantity do I need to make any other changes in the jam recipe for mangoes??
Glad you liked it Monica. No that is about it. You can add some cinnamon or spice of your choice with mangoes too.
Ok , saw your post. Luckily had all the ingredients and made this ice – cream . Take a bow the best one really. All your recipes are full proof. I should have doubled up the batch . It’s almost over. Thanks a lot
Thank you for a lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed!
Loved the post and beautiful photographs. My husband is suffering from sinus for past 7 month, otherwise would have made it over this weekend itself.
Will be on my list to make things. Very soon 🙂
Keep it up the good work.
Thank you Nupur , aww hope he feels better. I do have sinus too .I can totally relate, but I do enjoy frozen treats. Message me on my facebook page for tips as to how I keep up with this sinus:)