The bounty of summer produce has begun to show up in our farms here in Michigan, one of my favorites being the simple, red strawberry. And while so delightful on its own, sometimes I just can’t keep myself from pairing it with other delicious ingredients.
This recipe I’m rather unsure of what to call it. It includes cream, but it’s not ice cream. It includes fruit but it’s not technically a sorbet. In reality it came from needing to make breakfast but I was tired of eggs and oatmeal.
And this made a wonderful breakfast.
This fresh, yet creamy, treat has been a hit both times I’ve made it, though we like the lemon flavor a bit more than the lime.
- 1 frozen banana
- 2 cups cold, fresh strawberries, halved
- juice from half a lemon (or lime)
- 4 egg yolks (pastured and well-known source since they will be raw)
- ¼ cup cold cream (you could also substitute yogurt)
- optional - 1 tsp vanilla extract to keep it soft in the freezer
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. (make sure your ingredients are already cold, otherwise you'll have to thoroughly chill before putting it into your ice cream maker)
- Pour into your ice cream maker and let it churn until it's done, about 25 to 30 minutes.
- Either serve immediately or place into the freezer to harden and become scoopable.
- I'm also sure that you could make this without an ice cream maker, just freeze the mixture after you blend it and stir every half hour or so.
*This recipe does include raw egg so please take precautions. If you prefer a cooked version, lightly beat the egg yolks in a separate bowl, heat the cream until it steams and slowly pour it into the yolks while stirring. Chill for at least 2 hours before making the rest of the recipe