Guys, girls, ladies, gentlemen, brothers, sisters – it is Strawberry season!! Seriously, this where the summer harvest kicks off, and there’s really no better way to do it than with a fresh strawberries and ice cream. With a twist, perhaps? After throwing down our Pina Colada flavor last week, beverage ice cream has been steadily on my mind. Soooo, I thought it might be kind of refreshing to throw a classic combo together and make a Strawberry Lemonade ice cream. And that’s just what I did. Check it out…
Strawberries! I’m pretty pumped to say the least. These are from Pine Tree Apple Orchard located in White Bear Lake, MN. They taste as good as they look, believe me. To get them into our ice cream, we clean them, mash them in a pot, simmer them down with a bit of sugar, and there you have it…strawberry jammin. The jam is swirled into the ice cream after the churn.
For the lemonade ice cream, we’re using some very nice looking organic lemons. They’re not native to Minnesota, but they sure do make a refreshing glass of lemonade on a hot summer day. My idea was to essentially make a lemonade concentrate to flavor the ice cream base. To do this, I made a highly concentrate lemon syrup. The lemons are juiced and simmered with organic cane sugar until the desired consistency is achieved. Instead of adding sugar to the ice cream base to sweeten, I used to the full concentration of the lemon syrup. The lemon ice cream base is cooked, cooled, and is ready to churn with the addition of the strawberry swirl at the end.
Strawberry season has arrived with a refreshingly creamy twist of lemon for this week’s flavor – Strawberry Lemonade
Like to try some? You can be one of two lucky winners of this fabulous, scratch made craft ice cream in our weekly pint giveaway. Enter your name in the comments section here, or on our facebook page under the posted contest. Two winners will be drawn randomly on Friday 7/4/14 at 4pm. Winners must be able to pick up locally. Prizes must be claimed by email within one week or we will redistribute. 🙂 Good luck!