The disparity, why make an ice cream? Why not just eat and enjoy the whistle clean finish of fresh, warm, strawberries and slather them in unctuous local cream with a hint… an insinuation… a mere nuance of golden caster sugar?
Oh why try to improve perfection? The curriculum vitae for strawberries and cream is quite unnecessary.
Strawberries form part of our finest jewels in the silk lined box of summer delights, hand-harvested, soft-fruits that punctuate the symphony of iced, emollient beige. The disparity resolved as here follows the rational for my no machine, Strawberries and Cream ice cream.
I picked far too many when I made the Strawberry Daiquiri Sorbet and whipped far, far, too much Chantilly cream for a supper party, simple as. Yes, that’s it.
Just whizz the jolly old strawbs to a sauce, gently and throughly combine with the wondrously whipped, sweetened, vanilla cream, taste, adjust if necessary. (Frankly I just whooshed it in a processor). Chamfer the mix into a suitable, lidded container and store in the freezer.
Really? Yes really.
So summery and special, particularly if the berries are picked by ones own fair hand. Their flavour gifted with the perfect finish between sweet and sharp. Chantilly cream as light as a feather, sweeten to your palette, mental or medical needs, adding vanilla if you so desire.
Then spent a happy few minutes daubing and phaphing about with some pre-made ice cream cones:-
If you are conversant with our drizzle-dominant UK Summer you will understand just how it divides ones current hyper-enthusiasm with ‘brollies at the ready’ sigh. An immediate fix is required? Ladies and Gentlemen I respectively suggest some Strawberries and Cream Ice cream.
This mouth-watering delight encapsulates a ‘whipped together wonder’ with a bit of ‘use-up improvisation’ to it’s best possible conclusion.
Serve with a twist of black pepper and drizzle of balsamic, if you need to show off, or take the more ‘adventurous route’ and dress up some cones.
Do enjoy the faces of the recipients with their clowning, nodding-mime faces to the backing track of Um um um um ummm.