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Strawberries are possibly my favourite fruit, along with cherries. The feeling is pretty mutual throughout my whole household; we all love strawberries. Every summer my husband and I take the girls strawberry picking. Last year the strawberry crop wasn’t very good so when we planned to go this year our expectations weren’t very high. So when we ended up picking £30 worth we were a little stunned handing over the cash to the lady at the till. A little concerned that the gallon of strawberries we had just picked would go to waste I quickly got thinking of all the delicious treats I could make with them.

The first thing that came to mind was obviously cake. What can I say? I love a bit of cake. But the second was ice cream. To be honest, I don’t like the ice cream you can buy in shops, so I knew the only chance I had to enjoy this summer staple was to make my own. And that is how I can up with my super easy no churn strawberry ice cream with just three ingredients.

Super Easy No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream | 3 Ingredients #icecream #recipe

The Strawberry Picking

This year the sun has been shining like never before in the UK. So on the morning of the strawberry picking we got up and went early before it go too hot. If last years crop was poor then this years crop can only be described as incredible. Perhaps we timed our visit a little better or perhaps it’s the great weather we’ve been having. Either way, everywhere we looked there were bright red, large, juicy strawberries ripe for the picking. It didn’t take long for our punnets to start filling up. Ellie and Trixie quickly started the competition of who could find the biggest and reddest strawberry. In hindsight this also what caused the expensive loot, but we all had so much fun who cares really.

Super Easy No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream | 3 Ingredients

Going Waste Free

We went to our local pick your own and this year they have introduced cardboard punnets which are made from recycled materials and can be recycled after use. These are available alongside the old plastic punnets if you prefer but these are much smaller. The environmental punnets come with a £1 surcharge if you don’t completely fill it. This is because they cost the farm more to buy in. At first I thought this was a little steep but having seen how expensive the strawberries are it may have actually been cheaper to only half fill them. But where is the fun in that?

Super Easy No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream

One of my concerns with making ice cream is that I don’t have any way of churning the mixture. Having worked in restaurants in the past who make their own ice cream onsite, I wasn’t convinced it would be possible to make a great ice cream without one. My other concern was that I just don’t like it. I don’t like the grainy, fluffy texture and I find it quite sickly. So I wanted to find a way of making a sweet ice cream that wasn’t grainy or too churned in texture. In fact I didn’t want to mix it any more than necessary.

I also wanted to avoid the use of cream. I believe much of my dislike is the cream content of most ice creams, I find it too rich and heavy. Whilst I can eat dairy I would just rather avoid too much of it. I contemplated making a vegan ice cream, which I may still do at a later date. But I wanted one we would all enjoy without it being pointed out that it tastes a lot like coconut and not strawberry.

Condensed Milk

I have very fond childhood memories of my Granny and one of those is that she just loved condensed milk. She used to put in coffee if memory serves me correctly. That makes me feel a bit queasy but as I am getting more and more into my baking and as my baking knowledge increases I see it’s lengthy and diverse uses as an ingredient. It is what I use to make my fudge, it is what I use for millionaire shortbreads, it is what I use in a mirror glaze. Condensed milk is thick, creamy and sweet. It is all of these things without actually being too rich like cream. Plus, as it is already sweet, it doesn’t require any added sugar or sweeteners. So I knew this would be how I sweetened my ice cream as I also didn’t want to use maple syrup as this would add too much thin liquid.

The mascarpone was used instead of cream also as it is already thick and has a less rich and sickly flavour. This is just my opinion of course, but if you agree then this recipe is definitely for you.


Vegan Recipes

I have made a Vegan Cheesecake before. So if you have a lot of strawberries you would like to use up and would like to make something both impressive and vegan for your BBQ guests this summer then check that out HERE. Either follow the recipe and make it raspberry flavoured or simply swap them for strawberries.

I also have an amazing quinoa salad recipe perfect for this time of year and if you ask me, strawberries would be a delicious addition to the salad. Trust me. It’ll work. Check it out HERE.


Super Easy No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream | 3 Ingredients #icecream #recipe

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Super Easy No Churn 3 Ingredient Strawberry Ice Cream
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Super Easy No Churn Strawberry Ice Cream | 3 Ingredients #icecream #recipe
Instructions
  1. Wash and prepare the strawberries and place in a mixing bowl.
  2. Mash the strawberries with a fork or masher until all are mashed, some well and some still chunky.
  3. Add in the mascarpone and mix well.
  4. Add the condensed milk and stir until mixed together.
  5. Place in a container and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Serve in a bowl with some fresh strawberries or chocolate sauce, or in a cone.

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25 Comments

  1. July 12, 2018 / 7:07 am

    This sounds incredible! I can’t wait to try it. It’s exactly what’s needed in this heatwave. I love your Instagram by the way 🙂

    • Winnettes
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      July 12, 2018 / 8:45 am

      Thank you so much. I hope you like it x

  2. July 12, 2018 / 5:20 pm

    Oh this sounds incredible! I wish we had a pick your own farm near us! That looks like a fun day out!
    I’m definitely stealing this recipe since I am the same about the grainy sugar texture that some ice cream can end up with! I am all about no churning.
    Thank you so much for sharing at #ThursdayTeam

  3. July 12, 2018 / 9:58 pm

    Well this is definitely going to happen this week. Spending so much on ice cream right now with the hot weather but much more fun to make our own and this looks easy and I was wondering what to do with some condensed milk I found in the pantry the other day #ThursdayTeam

  4. July 14, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    This certainly does look tasty.. I recently watched a yt video on the history of icecream for kids and was amazed by some of the flavours and the history.. #ThursdayTeam

  5. July 15, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    Omg that sounds too easy not to try. I’ll have to give it a go during our next holiday.

    #bigpinklink

  6. July 16, 2018 / 8:44 am

    This looks so delicious and easy to make! #bigpinklink

  7. July 16, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    Revisiting this post via #BigPinkLink and still need to get some strawbs so I can make ice-cream

  8. July 16, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    I have such fond memories of strawberry picking with my mother and brothers and sisters as a child. Can’t wait to take my little one.. we get our own this year and they were so delicious.. no churn ice cream is a great idea, I have no more space in my kitchen for an ice cream maker. Will have to give this a go. #bigpinklink

  9. July 16, 2018 / 8:42 pm

    Wow, this looks really lovely! I really want to go strawberry picking. If I do, I’ll definitely give your recipe a go! #BigPinkLink

  10. July 18, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    Wow this looks super easy Kirsty I’m definitely going to try this over the summer hols – off to Pin for future reference! x

  11. July 18, 2018 / 6:10 pm

    Oo this sounds and looks delicious – the perfect way to use handpicked strawberries! We went this year, but they’ve already been eaten. An excuse for another visit I think 🙂

  12. July 18, 2018 / 10:20 pm

    Yes! We don’t have an ice cream machine, so it’s great to read a ‘no churn’ recipe for once. Thank you!!

  13. July 19, 2018 / 11:07 am

    Stolen as that looks yummy. Thank you

  14. July 19, 2018 / 11:44 am

    Oh, I have never heard of having condensed milk in coffee before.. I’m not sure if it sound luxurious or sickly, hmmm.. The ice cream looks really simple and easy to make, glad it tastes yummy!

  15. July 19, 2018 / 12:04 pm

    Ooh I will definitely be trying this one out, it looks amazing. We spent £12 at pro and I thought that was steep hehe! Great to ear that your farm is doing cardboard punnets #thursdayteam

  16. July 19, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    YUM! Am definitely going to try this as my attempt the other day didn’t really work, I’ll let you know xx

  17. July 19, 2018 / 1:07 pm

    This looks so yummy, I’m drooling. I love how basic and straightforward it is to-no fancy equipment or random ingredients required. Will definitely be giving this a go after our annual pick your own farm visit

  18. July 19, 2018 / 8:47 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious. We went strawberry picking last weekend and I wish I had seen this as we ended up with more than I planned and have eaten them solid since! There is something special about pick your own xx

  19. July 19, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    I’m laughing to myself as I’m ironically reading this whilst eating strawberries. It looks yummy and love the fact it doesn’t need churning

  20. July 20, 2018 / 10:10 am

    Wow! So clever! Am definitely trying this this summer- looks scrummy!

  21. July 20, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    Who doesn’t love ice-cream. This look so delicious I am even tempted to try this.

    Thanks for Sharing

    John M

  22. July 22, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    Oh amazing!! We love making home made ice cream but we have a churner “thing” (very technical, haha!) so I will definitely try this method instead! Thanks for being my lovely partner at #bigpinklink this week! xx

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