Monday, May 16, 2011
May Secret Recipe Club: Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream
It's strawberry time here in NC. When I decided to participate in this month's Secret Recipe Club, I was hoping that my secret blogging buddy would have a strawberry recipe on her/his blog that would draw me in and convince me to make it.
I was in luck! I was matched up with Ruchi @ Ruchi's Simply Food. She has a delicious recipe for Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream that I just had to try. Her ice cream recipe has just a handful of ingredients and she made it into a no churn recipe.
I made a few changes to the recipe, plus I used my ice cream maker to make it smooth and cold. I did need to convert her recipe amounts. Once I converted the amounts, I rounded everything up for ease and also so that I didn't have bits of everything left over. The results were delicious. A thick and creamy strawberry ice cream that my whole family loved. Excellent in a dish or a cone!
You can view her original recipe here.
Here's my version:
Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream
14 ounces strawberry, diced into small chunks
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
8 ounces homemade mascarpone cheese* - recipe below
8 ounces heavy cream
1/2 c. powdered sugar - I added this to make the cream a bit sweeter
Mix chopped berries, powdered sugar and lemon juice together and set aside.
Using a hand mixer, mix together Mascarpone cheese* and heavy cream.
Mix in extra 1/2 c. of powdered sugar.
Mix in strawberries.
Pour mixture into the frozen bowl of an ice cream maker.
Process according to manufacture's directions until ice cream is thick and creamy.
Serve in bowls or ice cream cones or freeze until ready to eat.The consistency will change from smooth and creamy to a hard ice cream texture if frozen. It is delicious either way.
To make homemade Mascarpone Cheese:
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 c. heavy cream
2 1/2 tbsp. sour cream
Mix together until smooth and creamy
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