Thursday, April 30, 2009

Some things you just can't escape


There are somethings in life that you just can't escape, the fact that your bills won't magically pay themselves and you do have to go to work, the fact that on a day you really need to be sunny its rainy in cold and for me that fact that no matter what you do everyone in your life loves strawberries even though I'm allergic to them. Yes that is right, I'll take the gasps now about how good they are and how much I'm missing out but guess what people its not by choice. I love how strawberries smell and how much everyone in my family loves them. So I do cook and bake with them because thank goodness I'm only allergic when I eat them not just handle them. So when I saw a sale on strawberries at the produce market. I bought 3 lbs and figured I would Make P something summery as we are both dying of lack of warm weather. So my mind went immediately to ice cream and to my go to ice cream book, The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz. Honestly if you do not own this book please go and get it, its amazing. So while looking though the pages I saw a custard less ice cream and knew this was for me because I wanted to have it ready for P when he got home not have it sit in the fridge over night cooling. And I will tell you this was one easy ice cream and according to P it was good.



Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz

1 pound of fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled and sliced
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tablespoon of vodka
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice

In a bowl place the sliced strawberries, sugar and vodka in a bowl and let them macerate for an hour stirring them every once and a while. In the bowl of a food processor pulse together the strawberries and their liquid with the sour cream, heavy cream and lemon juice and process until it has a few chunks but is mainly smooth. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions.

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10 comments:

  1. Yum. I'm sorry your allergic! This recipe sounds lovely. And the color is perfect.

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  2. I would LOVE to escape with a giant mug of that!! beautiful!!!

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  3. I wish you weren't allergic to strawberries! The ice cream looks great, like pie in ice cream form.

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  4. I love that book! So many great recipes, I will have to make this one next!

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  5. I love the perfect scoop. Try the basil ice cream, it is sooooo good!

    Too bad you are allergic, I feel for you!

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  6. well that's just tragic--i'm sorry about your allergy. it's wonderfully kind of you to make this marvelous ice cream knowing you can't have any.

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  7. I'm always on the look out for good (and interesting) ice cream recipes- now that strawberry season is approaching, this will be great! What do you think about substituting the sour cream for full-fat yoghurt?

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  8. I'm surprised that people respond to your allergies by telling you how great strawberries taste. That's harsh. I'm allgeric to tons of things (dariy, eggs, wheat, tomatoes, and about 12 other things) but my family humors me and pretends like the stuff I'm allergic tastes awful. Especially my sister, who will take a bite of pizza, turn to me and say, "It tastes like crap. It's awful." I know she's lying, but I appreciate the lie anyway.

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  9. I'm glad that at least you can handle strawberries safely :) This ice cream looks fantastic. So glad everyone in the fam enjoyed it. Quick and easy: sounds like a perfect recipe to me!

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