Summer weather calls for ice cream. Temperatures last week were in the upper 70s lower 80s and they are calling for the same this week, that's close enough to summer weather for ice cream despite the calendar (didn't we just have snow less then three weeks ago?). Then between Sunday and Monday we received nearly three inches of rain. The rain barrel is full again so I will be able to keep the potted plants hydrated with rain water, not tap water. The garden is growing like gang-busters, you could just about watch the mammoth sunflowers grow.
Anyway, Saturday evening I decided it was time to make ice cream, and with strawberries in season I made strawberry ice cream. This recipe is rich and you don't need more than a scoop or two to satisfy.
Strawberry Ice Cream
2 cups fresh or frozen strawberries
2 cups whipping cream
1 cup half and half
1 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Place strawberries in blender and process at low speed until chopped. Pour into bowl and add remaining ingredients. Stir until sugar is dissolved. Freeze in ice cream maker according to directions. Place in freezer to harden and enjoy.