Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

roasted strawberry ice cream

Yes, I know it is completely the wrong time of year to be posting an ice cream recipe, especially a strawberry one, but this one is made with frozen strawberries so you don’t need to wait for strawberries to be in season to make it (you can still use fresh ones as well though). I was having a bit of a freezer clearout and had nearly two kilos of strawberries in there that had been there god knows how long and really needed to be used up. I was unsure as to what to do with them – I made a couple of smoothies but I wanted to try and use them up quickly and I would have had to live off smoothies to achieve that! I had already made several batches of jam so didn’t really want any more so I was left with ice cream, but I had made some ice cream with the same strawberries previously and had been disappointed with the flavour – they were just a bit watery and tasteless and the ice cream was icy because I had had to add so much strawberry puree to it to get any flavour (the reason they had been abandoned in the freezer in the first place).

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What I hadn’t thought to do before was to cook the strawberries to get rid of some of the excess liquid and intensify the flavour, so this time I roasted them before making the ice cream custard. And it worked! this is the most delicious and flavourful strawberry ice cream I have EVER tasted, home made or otherwise. I’m not usually a fan of strawberry ice cream, I will generally ignore it in favour of more interesting flavours, but I cannot stop eating this one! It is addictively good! It has an intense strawberry flavour but is perfectly smooth and creamy with not a hint of iciness, because the roasting gets rid of any excess liquid; so you can pack more flavour into the ice cream without watering it down.

roasted strawberry balsamic ice cream

Roasting the strawberries is very simple and it is fine to use fresh or frozen ones, frozen ones do tend to give off more liquid though so they will take longer to roast, as you need to cook them until the juices have reduced to a syrup. I added a little balsamic vinegar to bolster the strawberry flavour and used golden syrup as a sweetener as I like the flavour, although you can use regular sugar if you prefer. The roasted strawberries can be made a couple of days in advance and kept refrigerated if you want to split the workload up and it is best to make the custard the day before churning the ice cream. I have already made (and eaten..) several batches of this ice cream and managed to use all of the strawberries up, it is definitely going to be a regular addition to my ice cream repertoire and I am now a strawberry ice cream convert!

roast strawberry ice cream

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 500g (17.5 oz) strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 300ml (1 1/4 cups) double (heavy) cream
  • 450ml (scant 2 cups) full fat milk
  • 150g (3/4 cup) caster (superfine) sugar
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 1 tsp vanilla paste/extract
  • pinch salt

Preheat the oven to 190Β°C/375Β°F/gas mark 5. Hull the strawberries and chop them into halves (or quarters if they are large), if they are whole frozen ones you can roast them for 5-10 minutes first until they defrost, then snip them up with kitchen scissors. Spread the strawberries out in a single layer in a roasting tin and drizzle over the golden syrup and balsamic vinegar, roast in the oven for about 30 minutes if fresh and 50 if frozen, until the strawberries are well cooked and darkened in colour and the juices have reduced to a syrup.

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Remove from the oven and puree in a blender until smooth if you don’t want pieces of strawberry in your ice cream, or just pulse a couple of times if you do. Can be made a couple of days in advance and kept in the fridge.

To make the ice cream custard, pour the cream into a large bowl and place a sieve over the top, whisk the egg yolks and cornflour together in a large heat-proof bowl, heat the milk and sugar in a pan until just simmering. Very gradually pour the hot milk into the egg yolks, whisking the whole time, scrape the mixture back into the pan and cook over a low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens enough to coat the back of the spoon, don’t let it boil.

Pour the custard through the sieve into the cream and whisk to combine. Add the strawberry puree, vanilla extract and salt and whisk until smooth. Cover, and refrigerate until completely cold, preferably overnight. Churn in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturers directions.

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42 Comments on Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

  1. Ginger
    January 1, 2015 at 2:47 pm (2 years ago)

    Looking absolutely delicious! Happy New Year πŸ™‚

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    • hannahhossack
      January 1, 2015 at 8:08 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

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  2. apuginthekitchen
    January 1, 2015 at 3:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Happy New Year, I eat ice cream year round, looks wonderful.

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    • hannahhossack
      January 1, 2015 at 8:09 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

      Reply
  3. sarahgiebens
    January 2, 2015 at 5:43 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks so delicious! Happy New Year!

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    • hannahhossack
      January 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Happy 2015!

      Reply
  4. Mr Fitz
    January 2, 2015 at 8:21 pm (2 years ago)

    OH WOW!!! you have me here!! Thanks for sharing at FF49!

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    • hannahhossack
      January 2, 2015 at 8:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Mr Fitz πŸ™‚ Happy new year!

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      • Mr Fitz
        January 3, 2015 at 8:36 am (2 years ago)

        you too!

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  5. Sneaky Veg
    January 2, 2015 at 9:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds delicious! I don’t have an ice cream maker but might have to beg, borrow or steal one to make this! #CookBlogShare

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    • hannahhossack
      January 3, 2015 at 3:29 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ my mum bought me mine a few years ago and I use it all the time!

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  6. Loretta
    January 2, 2015 at 10:47 pm (2 years ago)

    So beautiful, and it doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of winter, everyone loves ice-cream… and home-made??? Even better!

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  7. aiming4simple
    January 3, 2015 at 5:32 am (2 years ago)

    This sounds like truly amazing ice cream! And I love that I can make it with frozen strawberries this time of year!

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  8. Julie is HostessAtHeart
    January 3, 2015 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

    What a great idea to roast the strawberries! I love using frozen fruit. I would gladly take a jar of that jam too :).

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    • hannahhossack
      January 4, 2015 at 1:52 pm (2 years ago)

      Frozen fruit is very handy during the winter πŸ™‚ I often use it to make crumbles

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  9. Ginger
    January 3, 2015 at 9:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Looking great, as always, Hannah! Glad I am not the only one on an ice cream trip πŸ˜‰

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    • hannahhossack
      January 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Ginger, I always crave ice cream!

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  10. Johanne Lamarche
    January 4, 2015 at 3:02 am (2 years ago)

    Brilliant idea! I think you should produce this commercially and I will be your first customer!

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    • hannahhossack
      January 4, 2015 at 1:54 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  11. Kaila511
    January 4, 2015 at 4:19 am (2 years ago)

    Wow! I would have never thought of roasting strawberries. However, your ice cream came out beautifully. While it may be the wrong time of year for this dish, I had an eight year old begging me for ice cream after a full day on the ski slopes. There are definitely still some ice cream consumers around in the wintertime too! Thank you so much for bringing this to the fiesta. I’m certain we’ll all enjoy it, and of course, happy 2015! πŸ˜€

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    • hannahhossack
      January 4, 2015 at 1:55 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I never stop craving ice cream! Happy New Year!

      Reply
  12. Hilda
    January 4, 2015 at 4:24 am (2 years ago)

    I made a strawberry sauce with balsamic vinegar to serve with ice cream, but never thought to just mix it all. The roasted strawberries are another original touch. Great recipe!

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    • hannahhossack
      January 4, 2015 at 1:59 pm (2 years ago)

      Thanks Hilda! I reckon the ice cream would be even better with extra strawberry sauce on top!

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  13. sweetbakedlife
    January 4, 2015 at 8:01 am (2 years ago)

    You ice cream looks lovely, and in my book you can and should make this cool sweet stuff all year round!

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    • hannahhossack
      January 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you!

      Reply
  14. Sarah James
    January 4, 2015 at 12:34 pm (2 years ago)

    What a great idea, I love the sound of the strawberries roasted with balsamic vinegar & golden syrup, delicious. Happy New Year πŸ™‚
    Popping over from #CookBlogShare

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    • hannahhossack
      January 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ happy 2015!

      Reply
  15. Michelle @ Giraffes Can Bake
    January 4, 2015 at 4:01 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks soooo good, roasting the strawberries was a great idea clearly! I only really like strawberry ice cream when it’s really good, and this looks like one of them! And it’s never the wrong time for ice cream!

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    • hannahhossack
      January 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you! I am definitely a strawberry ice cream convert, I made it originally for my fiance who loves strawberry ice cream, but I’ve ended up eating most of it myself!

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  16. Nicola
    January 5, 2015 at 9:51 am (2 years ago)

    I recently went through the same process of realising that roast fruit before adding them to ice-cream really makes the flavour so much better! Loving the idea of a dash of balsamic too though…

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    • hannahhossack
      January 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm (2 years ago)

      It really does make a huge difference! I’ll be trying it with loads of other fruits now that I know!

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  17. Liz @ spades, spatulas, and spoons
    January 6, 2015 at 12:51 am (2 years ago)

    I would eat this ice cream any month of the year! What a great idea to roast and the balsamic. Strawberryis not usually my first choice either but I would definitely have some of this one.

    Happy New Year!

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    • hannahhossack
      January 7, 2015 at 1:46 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚ Happy New Year!

      Reply
  18. HonestMum (@HonestMummy)
    January 6, 2015 at 7:30 pm (2 years ago)

    Dreamy pretty food, adore this post! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

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  19. Batty
    January 7, 2015 at 12:21 pm (2 years ago)

    How do you make this without an ice cream machine? could i use the condensed milk route for the no-churn ice cream base?

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    • hannahhossack
      January 7, 2015 at 1:41 pm (2 years ago)

      Hi, I can’t say for sure without making it myself, but I would be tempted to give this recipe a try http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/741636/nochurn-ice-cream with the strawberry puree folded in after you have whisked the base if you want to try the condensed milk route. Alternatively, if you want to use my recipe you can pop the cold custard in the freezer in a large container and give it a vigorous whisking (by hand or with electric beaters) every half hour or so until it is frozen.

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  20. Christie Campbell (@AKitchenHoor)
    January 9, 2015 at 12:48 am (2 years ago)

    Holy Cow! This looks amazing. I can’t wait to get my ice cream maker out and try a batch of this deliciousness! Thank you for linking up with #FoodieFridays!

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  21. lucyparissi
    January 12, 2015 at 9:16 am (2 years ago)

    This looks amazing. I am waiting for new kitchen to be finished so I can dust my ice cream maker again. Beautiful photos as always! #CookBlogShare

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    • hannahhossack
      January 14, 2015 at 12:23 am (2 years ago)

      Thank you πŸ™‚

      Reply
  22. Suchitra
    August 2, 2016 at 11:55 pm (4 months ago)

    Love this icecream!

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