Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Nothing beats the summer heat quite like a scoop (or two) of some sweet, homemade ice cream! Make your own strawberry ice cream with this easy recipe.

July 2006

  • strawberry ice cream
    Summer is the perfect time to cool off with some strawberry ice cream.
    Photo by Getty Images/MmeEmil
  • strawberry ice cream

Total Hands-On Time: 6 hrs15 min

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 6 hrs

Yield: 1-1/2 quarts

Summer just isn't summer without a bowl of tasty homemade ice cream!


  • 3 cups (1-1/2 pints) half-and-half
  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pureed OR mashed strawberries
  • Red food coloring, optional


Ice Cream Freezer Container Method:

  1. Combine all ingredients; mix well. Freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. Freeze leftovers.

Refrigerator-Freezer Method:

  1. Omit half-and-half. In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk and vanilla; stir in strawberries and food coloring.
  2. Fold in 2 cups (1 pint) whipping cream, whipped. Pour into a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan or other 2-quart container.
  3. Cover; freeze for 6 hours, or until firm. Store leftovers, covered, in freezer.

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