I told you I was going to play with the rest of those roasted strawberries!!!
And play, I did!! Ice cream!! Ok, so you have to plan ahead when you make homemade ice cream, but man, it’s so good! It’s really worth the time!
Roasted Strawberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Recipe adapted from Food Network
1/4 cup roasted strawberry juice
1 3/4 cup heavy cream
2 cups half and half
7 egg yolks
1 1/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup roasted strawberries, pureed
4 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used a bar of Ghirardelli)
In a medium-sized saucepan, combine the strawberry juice, heavy cream, and half and half. Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar, until the mixture is a light yellow (about 3 minutes).
Once the cream mixture comes to a simmer, pour 1/3 into the egg yolk/sugar mixture and whisk quickly to combine. Repeat this step 2 more times, until all the cream has been incorporated into the sugar mixture. Pour this combined mixture back into the saucepan. Over medium-low heat, stirring slowly and continuously, let the mixture come up to 175 degrees (using a candy thermometer). Once the ice cream base has come up to temperature, remove from the heat and strain into a heat-safe bowl. Let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
After 4 hours, process the ice cream according to your ice cream machine manufacturers instructions. Once the ice cream is ready, and while the machine is still running, add in the pureed roasted strawberries and the chocolate. Let mix to combine, then scoop (or pour- the ice cream should be a thick milkshake consistency) into a freezer-safe container. Cover and freeze for 4 hours. Serve and enjoy!
*Notes: If you don’t have any juice from the strawberries, that is ok. Just increase the heavy cream by another 1/4 cup. Also, I don’t fill my ice cream machine’s canister the whole way- I only like to fill it 1/2 full, so I did my ice cream in 2 batches (and only added half the strawberries and chocolate to each batch).
Made with love, not calories!