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Cuisinart Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

This Cuisinart strawberry ice cream recipe is simple to make and tastes heavenly. It’s creamy, rich, and full of strawberry flavor.

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homemade strawberry ice cream

Hip hip hooray! It’s strawberry season! And there’s nothing better than fresh, sweet, local strawberries. 

fresh strawberries in a green bowl on a wooden cutting board

Our youngest daughter agrees and went strawberry picking a few days ago with some friends and she brought back 3 gallons of fresh strawberries.

After making strawberry preserves, strawberry cake, strawberry shortcake (do I sound a little like Forrest Gump?), and just eating lots of them raw, I still had lots of the sweet berries leftover.

homemade strawberry ice cream in white bowl

Since everyone in our home loves strawberries and it’s been really hot here recently, I decided to make a batch of strawberry ice cream with some of them and my oh my, am I ever glad I did. It’s heavenly! And I’m sharing the simple recipe with you here today!

It’s an old-fashioned, rich & creamy, delicious version. Perfect for a warm afternoon snack or dessert! And the whole family loves it.

If you like using a Cuisinart ice cream maker to make homemade ice cream, you might also like my Cuisinart peach ice cream recipe. It was my most popular post last year!

If you love peaches and cream then you’ll definitely want to try it. The batch I made didn’t last through the day!

peach ice cream in a blue willow bowl

*For both of these recipes I used our Cuisinart Ice Cream maker.

FAQ’s about Cuisinart Strawberry Homemade Ice Cream

Q. How long do you churn ice cream with a Cuisinart ice cream maker?

If you’ve chilled the freezer bowl and the ice cream mixture for the recommended amount of time, then you should churn it for about 20 minutes.

Q. How do I know when the ice cream is ready in my Cuisinart ice cream maker?

The ice cream is done when it’s thick and creamy and resembles a firmer version of soft serve ice cream.

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Cuisinart Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Cuisinart Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe

Yield: 10 1/2 cup servings
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 9 hours 35 minutes

There's nothing more tasty or comforting than homemade ice cream. Using fresh or frozen strawberries and a Cuisinart ice cream maker is so easy that you'll want to make this all the time. But be warned, you'll also want to eat a lot of it!


  • 1 3/4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled (thawed frozen strawberries may be used if necessary)
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


  1. Put the strawberries in a medium bowl and mash them with a potato masher. You could also use your food processor and pulse until they’re as rough or finely chopped as you wish. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, use a whisk to combine the milk, sugar, and salt until the sugar is dissolved. You can also use a hand mixer set to low speed.
  3. Next, stir in the heavy cream and vanilla.
  4. Stir in the reserved strawberries with all their juices.
  5. Cover and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours, or overnight.
  6. Turn on your Cuisinart ice cream maker, pour the mixture into the frozen freezer bowl and let mix until thickened, between 10 and 20 minutes. The ice cream be soft and creamy. If you want a firmer consistency, transfer it to an airtight container and place in the freezer for about 2 hours.
  7. Remove from freezer 15 minutes before serving.


Be sure to chill the freezer bowl for the ice cream maker overnight.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 196Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

Let me know if you make either of these homemade ice creams and what you think!

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