Saturday, March 7, 2015

Strawberry and Rose Ice Cream

"Heaven Scent", the theme for this week at I Heart Cooking Clubs (IHCC). It's all about enticing aromas that pulls us to a dish (in my case, dessert!). We, at IHCC are cooking with Diana Henry until end of March, and our next featured chef is Jacques Pepin, whom we will be cooking with for the next six months. If you are interested to join us, please stop by IHCC for more info.

I've made Strawberry and Rose Ice Cream for this week's assignment. Fresh strawberries are macerated with some sugar and the fragrant rose water for about an hour until the strawberries start to release their juices. With the rosewater, the aroma is so enticing indeed! 

The macerated strawberries are pureed along with their juices, in a blender. Whip the whipping cream until soft peaks form, pour in the pureed strawberries and stir to combine. Churn in the ice cream machine, transfer to a container and place in the freezer for a few hours.

Strawberry and Rose Ice Cream. To serve, remove the container from the freezer and allow to soften for about 10 minutes.

This ice cream is not too sweet, the sweetness was just right! At first I thought that 5 tablespoons of rosewater seems too much, but it was just nice. The ice cream has a light rose aroma that is really pleasant without being too strong. Looks like strawberries and rosewater makes the perfect combination. Yum!

Strawberry and Rose Ice Cream
(adapted from "Food From Plenty", Diana Henry)
Serves 6
450gm (1lb) strawberries, hulled
juice of 1/2 lemon
115gm (4 oz) caster sugar
5 tbsp rosewater
250ml (9fl oz) whipping cream, chilled

  1. Chop the strawberries roughly and mix with the lemon juice, sugar and rosewater. Leave to stand for an hour until the sugar has dissolved and the fruit has softeneed.
  2. Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Puree the strawberries and all their juices in a blender of food processor. Stir the strawberry puree into the cream, then mix everything together.
  3. Churn in an ice cream machine, or pour into a shallow container and still-freeze. If still-freezing, you need to take the ice cream out of the freezer every couple of hours (do this 3 or 4 times) and fork the frozen stuff around the outside into the rest of the mix, to make it smooth.

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  1. So creamy and smooth! You have me long for SUMMER!

  2. Hi Joyce , just in time for spring (March 20) deliciously good , thanks for sharing .

  3. What lovely ice cream Joyce. I've seen a few recipes for Strawberries and Rose but yours looks so, well, rosy, lol...Sure would love to taste it when it gets warmer around here, lol...

    P.S. Joyce I baked a Banana Upside Down Cake for one of your events, or Zoe's but I'm not sure which event has the theme of bananas and how long I have to post it. I was going to post it this Sunday but I forgot it's Meatball Day on Monday! Is it until the end of March? Thanks for your help:)

  4. This strawberry & rose water ice cream surely yummy !

  5. Hi Joyce, just a quick question about homemade ice cream - do u find tht they get icey if you keep them for more than a few days in the freezer>

    1. Hi Yen,
      Some ice creams do get a little icy, but once they are left to softened a little, it would still be nice. I find that the ones made with egg yolks would stay creamier for days. :)

  6. Joyce , your ice cream looks pretty refreshing and it makes me think of summer :D I don't really like anything with rose flavor but I'll gonna try this recipe when the weather here turns hot , sans the rose water .

  7. Good timing for this spring season. This ice cream must very good taste & smooth. Like ~

  8. mmm perfect for this hot weather!!

  9. That's a lovely looking ice cream! Strawberry and rose is a lovely combination.

  10. I love the combination of the rosewater with the strawberries and it's such a pretty color too. Great pick! ;-)

  11. Finally U used yr. ice cream maker.. lama gua take buat Ni.sedapnya

  12. Oh Joyce, this looks so creamy and delicious! It is freezing cold here and we have tons of snow, but this recipe and your photos have me craving this ice cream regardless:) Strawberries, lemon, and rose water are all wonderfully aromatic! Great choice!

  13. Oh my! I bet this ice cream is sublime! Great way to bring scent into the theme! And what a treat!

  14. I'm craving for some ice-cream!!!! I'm so gonna make one tub! :D
    I must find that bottle of rose water too. Haha. I haven't found it and guess what, I have another trip coming up this weekend. Hehe.

  15. Wonderful choice for this week's theme, Joyce! The combination of strawberries and rose water sounds absolutely lovely and it's such a pretty colour! I've just bookmarked the recipe.