Thursday, March 12, 2009

Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

When I first saw this wonderful picture, I thought "yummy!" and gave me the idea of making homemade ice cream.

This picture belongs to the amazing artist known as PetitPlat. Her work is stunning and very detailed, everything in her shop looks almost real!

If you want to know more about her and her work, take a look at her Etsy shop: and also her blog:

And here is a recipe of Strawberry Ice Cream, found HERE:


2 cups (480 ml) half-and-half
5 large egg yolks
2/3 cup (130 grams) granulated white sugar
1/2 vanilla bean or 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2/3 cup strawberry puree (sauce)


In a small saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring the half-and-half and the vanilla bean to the scalding point (the milk begins to foam up). Remove from heat, take out the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds from the bean with the back of a knife, and mix the seeds back into the half-and-half.

Meanwhile in a stainless steel bowl beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and fluffy (about two minutes). Gradually pour the scalding half-and-half into the whipped egg yolk mixture, making sure you keep whisking constantly so the eggs don't curdle.

Place the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water and, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, cook until the custard thickens enough that it coats the back of a spoon (170 degrees F) (77 degrees C).

Immediately remove the custard from the heat and continue to stir the custard for a few minutes so it does not overcook. At this point stir in the vanilla extract. Stir in the strawberry puree. Cover and let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate the custard until it is completely cold (several hours but preferably overnight).

Transfer the cold custard to the chilled container of your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once made, transfer the ice cream to a chilled container and store in the freezer. If the ice cream becomes too hard place in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving so it can soften."

Thanks for reading!


Stéphanie Kilgast said...

Omg it's perfect! I need to bookmark this to make it to my boyfriend :D

Thanks for the feature and for the recipe!!

Sigmosaics said...

what a lovely feature!! Petit's miniatures are sooo good :D

and that ice cream looks super yummy .. book marking too, gotta make it for me and the kiddies.

karuski said...

How lovely that you got inspired by Petit's miniature work and decided to make some ice cream, it looks very delicious too!

I'd like to give a try one day:)


Star of the East said...

Will need to make this when summer arrives, thanks for the recipe!

Meekiyu said...

such cute cute delicious items! Great recipe I remember using two tins in between each with ice and salt between them and rolling them for hours to make ice cream since I didn't have an ice cream machine. =(

Totally Timmy said...

I thought it was ice cream!! Wow great work.. I love ice cream but can't eat it right now due to a broken tooth..your killing me here!

esque said...

Lovely store! Neat recipe, need to bookmark it so my hubby can make it for me! lol

Jennifer said...

Hey there! I've always loved strawberry ice cream. I bet homemade is even better!

HanamiGallery said...

Looks great~ heh i totally thought that was real ice cream from petitplat! thank you for the strawberry ice cream recipe~ looks great~

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