Strawberry Creme Fraiche Ice Cream
This is the quintessential summer treat, and it’s so easy to make! The creme fraiche just gives it a tiny bit of tartness, which gives the ice cream the perfect balance. If you don’t know what creme fraiche is, it’s a tangy cream used in France a lot. I’ve often heard people compare it to sour cream, but I think that comparison is lacking a bit. Creme fraiche is way better than sour cream! Creme fraiche is quite expensive, but you can make your own for much cheaper. Here’s the recipe I used from Stephmodo. The recipe for the ice cream is from The Curvy Carrot (only I didn’t hull my strawberries, I just cut the tops off and blended them up using my immersion blender). I have this ice cream maker, which I really like except that you have to remember to put it in the freezer (I like mine to be in the freezer for at least 24 hours before I make ice cream). Okay, ready for something delicious? Here’s the recipe:
3-4 cups strawberries with the tops cut off
2 cups creme fraiche
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla (or the seeds scraped from 2 whole vanilla beans)
1) Blend everything together. The recipe on curvy carrot says to refrigerate for 3 hours, but I skipped this part because the majority of my ingredients were already refrigerated.
2) Put into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
3) I like to freeze mine for 1-3 hours after it’s gone through the ice cream maker to make sure the consistency is more like ice cream than a milkshake.
4) Get out your pants with the elastic waist band, because this stuff is good!