Easy Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Homemade ice cream is always the yummiest, so say my kids. So for my daughter’s 4th birthday party I made her homemade strawberry ice cream. It was super easy to make and oh so yummy! I started with a simple vanilla ice cream recipe and just adapted it by adding fresh strawberries and a little strawberry syrup. I used store bought syrup because I was short on time, but if you have the time, you can make your own syrup, see below.

easy homemade strawberry ice cream

Ingredients you’ll need for homemade strawberry ice cream:

  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup strawberry syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

How to make easy homemade strawberry ice cream:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, dissolve sugar in half and half.
  2. Thoroughly mix in remaining ingredients except strawberries.
  3. Stir in strawberries.
  4. Following your ice cream maker’s instruction, add mixture to complete the process.

Alternatively replace the sugar, syrup and strawberries above by making your own strawberry syrup: Combine 1 cup chopped strawberries with 1/2 cup sugar and let soak overnight. Finely chop in a food processor. Then mix into ice cream mixture.



  1. Rick L. Miller says:

    How many quarts does this reciepe make ?

  2. It makes approximately 1 quart, thanks for reminding me to include that next time!

  3. Rick L. Miller says:

    Your welcome !

  4. … im dumb… but i love to bake … im going to sound stupid when i ask this but… whats Half and Half ?! P.s Im only 12… i LOVE sweets !

  5. Half and half is easy to find at the grocery store. It’s a light cream that is basically a combination of milk and cream. It can be an ingredient in ice cream, but is also commonly added to coffee. You’ll find it near the milk at the store. Hope you have fun making ice cream!

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