Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream

Oh man I love a good ice cream. Making ice cream yourself allows you to experiment with all kinds of flavours, and the result is always creamy, dreamy, deliciousness.

Roasted strawberry balsamic ice cream

I first tried out the strawberry balsamic combo in a gin and tonic (still working on replicating that). Then I made roasted balsamic strawberries, and put those babies on toast, ice cream, even ate them on their own. That sweet and sour flavour, with a hit of balsamic, is just heavenly.

Roasted strawberry balsamic ice cream

So naturally, I had to try it in an ice cream.

Roasted strawberry balsamic ice cream

I roasted the balsamic-macerated strawberries to ramp up that strawberry flavour, then swirled them into a creamy ice cream base.

The result is just dreamy.

Balsamic roasted strawberries

Creamy ice cream bursting with strawberry flavour, and just a hint of balsamic tang. I want to eat this for breakfast (and I’m a grown up, so I can totally make that decision).

DIG IN

Ingredients

3 cups sliced strawberries (about 1 1/2 pints)

3 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 cups whipping cream (aka heavy cream aka 35%)

1 cup half-and-half (5% fat)

3/4 cup sugar

5 egg yolks

1 tsp vanilla extract

pinch salt

Balsamic roasted strawberries

Directions

Combine sliced strawberries with 3 tbsp sugar and balsamic vinegar. Let macerate 20 minutes.

Heat oven to 425 and pour out balsamic strawberries onto a baking sheet lined with foil (make sure to fold the foil up the sides so you won’t lose any juice). Roast strawberries about 15 minutes, until caramelized. Transfer to a bowl and let cool completely. You can make these a few days ahead and store in the fridge.

In a medium bowl whisk egg yolks until foamy. Heat cream, milk, and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, until bubbles start to form on the edges. In a slow stream, pour the hot cream into the egg yolks, whisking constantly. Pour mixture back into pot and return to medium heat. Cook, stirring, until mixture is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Pour through a sieve into a bowl.

Press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the ice cream base and chill overnight.

Pour the balsamic strawberries into the ice cream base and churn in your ice cream maker until the texture of soft serve. Transfer to a container and freeze at least 4 hours until firm.

Roasted strawberry balsamic ice cream

Fresh strawberries, roasted in balsamic, and churned into a creamy ice cream? This is my new favourite.

 

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  1. Sounds SOOOO yummy! But, I want to know about the G and T!! Did the strawberries replace the lime and bitters?

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