This recipe is the best. I have followed it directly and I have also made a lactose free version and vegan version, by simple substituting coconut milk for the half & half and soymilk for the low fat milk and leaving out the eggs for the vegan version. Every time it comes out perfect with nothing but rave reviews. This is great because I have several friends who are lactose intolerant and lots of friends who are vegans.
Strawberry Mint Ice Cream
sherbear Posted: 03/26/11
Drosera Posted: 01/18/10
I can't eat strawberries and they aren't in season right now anyway, so I did this with 1 3/4 c finely chopped apple and 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce. I added 2 TBS of apple liquer and reduced the simple syrup sugar by 2 TBS to keep the apples from freezing. I also used rosemary instead of mint. It is very good, though I would like a more pronounced flavor from the herb so next time I will finely chop some of the herb with the sugar that gets added to the egg in addition to infusing the simple syrup. I can see lots of different fuit and herb combination possibilities.
Jocilyn Posted: 07/16/09
Tasted pretty good, but took a while to churn.
AmyGHill Posted: 06/08/10
I have made this exactly as written and LOVED it. I have been waiting for my local strawberry farm to set up their stand to make it again (they just set up shop this week) and will be using my mint from my garden and fresh from the farm strawberries. I can't wait and will make a double batch to have on hand when the minty sweetness of this ice cream calls my name! And I have started adding mint to my strawberry shortcakes since making this the first time.
bjane1 Posted: 09/05/11
Refreshing and very different.
CarrieLMB Posted: 02/24/13
So light, refreshing and delicious! Used fat free half and half which certainly makes for an iciest texture but the WWer Pts plus value of 1pt is an absolute winner!
falljunelaker Posted: 06/10/12
We made this with quality store-bought strawberries & fresh mint, but the strawberries were nonetheless kind of meh. It was very good & the mint really came through, but next time, we will try it with really sweet, peak farmer's market berries & see if the strawberry flavor comes through more. (Obtaining peak berries takes some effort & this was a last-minute choice, so we did the best we could considering.) The other change we would make is to smash the berries. Macerating them wasn't enough & we still had some larger frozen berry chunks, so we will try smashing them next time. Still, despite the less than fabulous berries, it was a wonderful treat.