Strawberries, strawberries, strawberries!

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Algoma Highlands Wild Blueberry Farm and Winery has so many beautiful strawberries to pick. I went out on Sunday and picked 6 baskets in the morning, with visions of strawberry jam, rhubarb/strawberry jam and then some frozen for enjoyment later on shortbread waffles. There I stopped though.

A couple of cups were sliced and enjoyed with a dab of whipped cream, so tasty! But 5 baskets of berries to jam… that is an awful lot of jam. So off to the cookbook shelves I went.

Strawberry Pie, strawberry shortcakes, glazed strawberry tartlets, strawberry freeze… Quick Berry Ice Cream! Time to haul out the ice cream attachment for my KitchenAid.

1L (4 cups) fresh berries

1/2 cup sugar (or your sugar substitute)

1 1/2 cups whipping cream

1.5 tsp vanilla

 

I mashed my berries with the sugar, and slowly added half of them to the to the ice cream bowl attachment with the whipping cream and the vanilla. As the dasher keeps turning, the ice cream slowly forms. When it is a soft serve consistency, remove from the mixer, and remove the dasher. I turn the last half of the berry/sugar or sweetener mixture into the ice cream, creating a strawberry swirl. Pour into a container and then cure for several hours in the freezer. If preferred you can double berry/sugar or sweetener mixture, putting 1/3 into the whipping cream, 1/3 as the swirl, and the balance as a topping.

Enjoy!

Algoma Highlands Wild Blueberry Farm and Winery is located between the Ontario Provincial Police Detachment Office and Scenic Magpie High Falls Road. They operate a U-Pick for strawberries, and operate a commercial wild blueberry farm.

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