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Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe
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Best Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

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I've made this ice cream often, and it comes out smooth and creamy every time. Our state produces of lot of strawberries, and they are so good!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups pureed unsweetened strawberries
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 153 calories, 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 48 mg cholesterol, 35 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine eggs and milk; stir in sugar. Cook over low heat until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and a thermometer reads at least 160°, stirring constantly. Do not allow to boil. Remove from heat immediately; add marshmallows, stirring until melted.
  2. Quickly transfer to a large bowl; place bowl in a pan of ice water. Stir gently and occasionally for 5-10 minutes or until cool. Stir in remaining ingredients. Press plastic wrap onto surface of custard. Refrigerate several hours or overnight.
  3. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-third full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. (Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm. Repeat with remaining ice cream mixture. Yield: about 2 quarts.
Originally published as Strawberry Ice Cream in Country June/July 1998, p49

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"This recipe is awful!! I knew adding marshmallows was a mistake. It had a chalky aftertaste. I took one taste... Threw everything out and deleted the recipe. What a waste of ingredients and time!!"

Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"Very good! A hit at a friends get together. I think I will try it with peaches. Since I didn't plan ahead, I cooled it for a period in the freezer rather than cooling overnight and had no problem."

Reviewed Jul. 10, 2012

"Great flavor. I did have a little trouble getting the mini marshmallows to melt down. I finally used a whisk and that broke them down so they would blend smoothly."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"used marshmallow creme isnstead its amazing"

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