Strawberry ice cream

Strawberry ice cream

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Ready for some fruity and berry-sweet ice cream with a touch of lime? Try our easy strawberry ice cream recipe with notes of lime topped with a fresh lime sugar. This treat is perfect for any occasion, no matter how big or small, whether you are celebrating a birthday or just want to indulge in a creamy, delicious dessert. It is a delightful combination of sweet and tart that you do not want to miss out on. Enjoy the creamy treat on top of warm waffles, with a slice of cake or simply as is – strawberry ice cream is always a hit!


Strawberry ice cream
  • Beat egg yolks and sugar light and fluffy for approx. 2 minutes.
  • Bring the cream to a boil in a small heavy-bottomed saucepan with the split vanilla pod.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the egg mixture to the hot cream while whisking.
  • Heat the cream to just below boiling point at medium heat for approx. 2 minutes – keep whisking until the cream starts to thicken. Do not let it boil.
  • Strain the ice cream and let it cool.
  • Blend strawberries, sugar, and lime juice to a smooth puree. Fold the puree into the ice cream.
  • Pour the mixture into a mould (approx. 1 litre) and put it in the freezer, covered. Stir the ice cream 4-5 times during freezing.
Lime sugar
  • Mix sugar and lime zest together in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the lime sugar over the strawberry ice cream when serving.

Freeze the ice cream in an ice cream machine – it speeds up the process, and you do not have to stir the ice cream repeatedly during freezing.


If strawberries are not in season, replace the fresh strawberries with frozen ones. Put the frozen strawberries in a small pan with sugar and lime juice and bring the mixture to a boil. Blend the strawberries into a smooth puree and let it cool before folding it into the ice cream.


Store the ice cream in an airtight container or a mould with a tight lid to reduce the formation of ice crystals. You can also press a piece of cling film onto the surface of the ice cream to prevent a grainy and icy texture. Place the ice cream in the back or main part of the freezer where the temperature is the coldest and most consistent to preserve a creamy texture.

Questions about strawberry ice cream

Make a delicious and creamy dessert with our recipe for easy strawberry ice cream. Combining ripe strawberries and freshly squeezed lime juice, this ice cream will delight both young and old. You only need a few ingredients and a little patience to prep this cold treat. Read below to learn more!

How to make strawberry ice cream?
To make this velvety strawberry ice cream with a fresh lime sugar topping, start by mixing the ingredients for the ice cream. Next, fold the puree made from strawberries, sugar and lime juice into the ice cream and let it harden in the freezer. In the meantime, prepare the topping and mix sugar and lime zest. Serve the ice cream in a bowl or a cone, and sprinkle lime sugar on top.
What goes with strawberry ice cream?
Keep it simple and serve the strawberry ice cream with fresh ripe strawberries or mixed berries on the side. They are sweet and tart and add a nice burst of flavour to the dessert. For a more decadent serving, pour chocolate sauce over the ice cream and add a dollop of whipped cream, providing nice contrasting flavours to the ice cream. Additionally, you can sprinkle some chopped nuts on top, for example, almonds or hazelnuts or serve the ice cream with warm waffles for a more filling dessert.
How to make strawberry ice cream without an ice cream maker?
No ice cream maker? Do not despair; you can make do without! This strawberry ice cream recipe does not use an ice cream maker, so simply follow the recipe. Pour into a mould and freeze, stirring 4-5 times until it is completely frozen. Check the edges; when they start to freeze, briefly remove the mould from the freezer and stir it with a spatula before freezing it again. Repeat until the ice cream has the desired consistency.
How to make strawberry ice cream in a blender?
Using a blender to make strawberry ice cream is a great alternative to an ice cream maker. Mix the ingredients for the ice cream and pour it into a freezer bag. Squeeze out all the air and freeze it lying flat. Once the ice cream is solid, break it into chunks small enough to fit your blender or food processor. Pulse it until the ice cream has a soft and smooth consistency, then pour it into an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.


Strawberry ice cream
Egg yolks
(approx. 1 dl) sugar
85 g
Double cream
½ l
Split vanilla pod
Cleaned strawberries
400 g
Freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp
Lime sugar
1 tbsp
Lime zest, unsprayed, finely grated
1 tsp

Dreamy homemade strawberry ice cream

Do not deny yourself the pleasure of an iconic summer treat with a little twist. This dreamy homemade strawberry ice cream is super rich and creamy, bursting with juicy strawberry flavour. Made with fresh ingredients and lots of love, this glorious pink dessert is delicious all on its own or served in an ice cream cone. This no-churn recipe only requires a few ingredients and simple steps. The only hard part will be waiting patiently for the ice cream to freeze so you can enjoy a scoop or two of this heavenly strawberry ice cream.

If you are looking for other sweet treats to serve alongside our strawberry dessert, try our recipe for warm fluffy Belgian waffles and top it off with a rich flavoured chocolate sauce or a smooth toffee-like dulce de leche, a popular Latin American confection.

Make an easy ice cream with fresh strawberries

Forget complicated ice cream recipes with a mile-long list of ingredients and elaborate preparations. Our recipe for strawberry ice cream is easy to make at home with thick double cream and fresh ripe strawberries for maximum flavour. The strawberries are blended into a purée with sugar as well as lime juice to balance the sweetness. The strawberry purée is then folded into the ice cream resulting in a wonderful pairing of textures and flavours. It is a perfect refreshing treat to enjoy with family and friends.

Spice it up with a fresh lime sugar

Experience the surprising sensation of a strawberry classic with a fresh citric twist. The strawberry and lime flavours unite well, as the lime zest provides a nice contrast flavour to the fruity and tart ice cream. A tablespoon of sugar delivers just the right amount of sweetness without overpowering the citrusy lime aroma. It is a delightful and refreshing dessert with a little zing from the lime, perfect to enjoy on a warm summer day or even a cold rainy day when curled up on the couch with a warm blanket.

Experiment with the flavours

Strawberry ice cream pairs so well with many things, so it is easy to take your creamy dessert up a notch by adding different flavours and toppings. Experiment with our homemade strawberry ice cream recipe and try out your favourite toppings and flavour combinations; there will be something for everyone to enjoy, and it is a great way to give your ice cream a personal touch.

Strawberry and lime are also a delicious pairing for a drink with refreshing summer vibes. Use your strawberry ice cream and lime sugar as a base for a drink. Blend the ice cream and lime sugar with a splash of white rum and serve immediately.

Strawberry ice cream topping

Elevate your fresh strawberry ice cream with a simple homemade strawberry sauce. The sauce can be made with fresh or frozen strawberries cooked in a small saucepan with sugar, corn-starch, lemon juice and zest to brighten the flavour. Serve the strawberry sauce – warm or cold – on top of the strawberry ice cream; it makes for a well-rounded fruity flavour. For a tangier aroma, cook the strawberries with vinegar, sugar, and a bit of salt and water. The pickled strawberries add a bright and tangy taste to the dessert when poured on top of the ice cream. You can also add some crunch with chopped almonds or sprinkles and garnish with a dollop of whipped cream or a sprinkle of cinnamon.