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Strawberry Creme Fraiche Ice Cream

July 6, 2012

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!


One Comment leave one →
  1. July 12, 2012 9:07 am

    yum, they looks delicious!!

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