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Strawberry Dark Chocolate Ice Cream
Author: Melissa Howell
  • 1 pint fresh ripe strawberries, stemmed and thinly sliced. (An egg slicer works perfectly for this). Be sure to save any juice released while slicing.
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup sugar divided
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1-2 drops red food coloring optional
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips melted
  1. Combine the sliced strawberries (and any juices), the lemon juice, and 1/3 cup sugar in a bowl. Leave on the counter for two hours. The strawberries will release their juices and absorb some of the sugar. This will lower the freezing point of the strawberries so that they do not turn into rocks in your ice cream!
  2. In a separate bowl, mix 1 cup whole milk with the remaining 2/3 cup sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the heavy cream and vanilla. Pour in the liquid from the bowl with the strawberries, reserving the strawberries. Mix well.
  4. Pour into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's directions.
  5. When ice cream has reached soft-serve consistency, add the strawberries. Let the ice cream maker run another minute or two to distribute the strawberries throughout the ice cream.
  6. Transfer to an airtight container in layers, drizzling each layer with the melted chocolate.
  7. Store in the freezer for several hours or overnight.