Strawberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream

Strawberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream

When I first saw the title for sour cream strawberry ice cream, I was definitely not enthused.  So, I moved on.  But, when I finally had so many fresh picked strawberries at my complete disposal, I decided it was time to get over my picky-self and dive in.

I honestly don't even know what I was so squeamish about.  This ice cream is amazing!  The sour cream only gives a very faint tartness to the ice cream, but it's perfect that way.  It's not overly sweet, but it's perfectly creamy.  The fresh strawberry taste really shines through.  So, don't be afraid of the sour cream, because it only makes the ice cream creamier!  This is a recipe that I will definitely be coming back to time, and time again.

Strawberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream

  • 1 lb. fresh strawberries, washed and hulled

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice


Slice the strawberries if they are large, and place in a medium bowl.  Toss with the sugar, and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Place the strawberries, sour cream, heavy cream and lemon juice in a food processor or blender.  Pulse until mostly smooth, but a few larger pieces remain. Refrigerate until chilled, then freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Source: Adapted from The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz