It has become a kind of tradition for our family for the past few years to go strawberry picking during the season. Especially since my son and nieces have arrived, it is so much fun watching them enjoy themselves, picking and eating the strawberries. When my son was one and a half years old, he went for the first time, he had such a good time, eating the juicy red sweet strawberries, his face was covered and he smelled sweet for the rest of the day. This year we made a family day out as both my brother in-law and husband joined us, as a result we picked so many strawberries and decided to make a few things with them. So the first thing was to make ice cream with the children, combining their love of the fruit and everyone’s favourite – ice cream. All three children had their share of helping prepare the ingredients and then mixing them in the machine and felt important that they had a part in making it. Doing such an activity is a great way to teach them how things grow and how they are made into the end product which they enjoy so much.
Strawberry ice cream
We have a ice cream maker which we used, however if you do not have one then you can mix the mixture in a blender and then freeze it.
Preparation time: 30 mins plus making and freezing time Serves: 8 to 10
568 g double cream
4 cups chopped strawberry
1/4 cup sugar
1) Wash and chop the strawberries to small cubes, add the sugar, this will depend on the sweetness of the strawberries and you can adjust your quantity of sugar.
2) Whip the cream with half of the chopped strawberries until it thickens into a dropping consistency.
3) Place the mixture into the ice cream machine and mix at regular intervals or as per the instructions of the ice cream machine. If you do not have a machine then you can make the ice cream by placing the whipped mixture in a container and place in the freezer for 20 minutes. Remove and mix for 5 minutes and place in the freezer again for 10 minutes. Repeat the process a couple of times and you are ready to serve.