Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesdays with Dorie: Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Get yourself a sugar cone. It's time for Tuesdays with Dorie, and this may be my favorite one yet. Come churn along with us as we make high end treats on the cheap.It's no secret that I've been on an ice cream making kick this summer. There's something so nostalgic and summery about churning out creamy pints of homemade ice cream. When this Dorie assignment came in, I had my cone ready. (Would you look at that drip in the photo? The kitchen Gods were smiling on me for this one.)Dorie's real recipe is for blueberry sour cream ice cream, but I happened to already have some strawberries in the freezer and I'm all about saving a penny. I'm absolutely confident that you'd have good results with any berry, but be sure to taste as you go along to adjust sugar. This strawberry white chocolate chip version was so very very very good, that even the notoriously cryptic Quiet Man dubbed it the best strawberry ice cream he had ever eaten.
Since my ice cream maker was already full from my last urgent craving, I reverted to the old method of making ice cream sans a maker. (Check out my maker-less recipe for orange-pineapple-raspberry sherbet.) Ice cream without a maker is quick to make, requires no salt or ice, and although not quite as creamy as the churned variety, still wins a very tasty second place. You'll need to be accessible for about 2 and 1/2 hours, so plan accordingly.

First, cook some berries with sugar and a bit of citrus juice. Whisk in sour cream and whipping cream and place in freezer. I have to be honest: it was already delicious enough to eat at this point. It would make a very elegant cold soup for a luncheon. But we're supposed to be making ice cream so forge ahead.Every thirty minutes, you'll give it a good whisking to prevent the formation of ice crystals. (It's also a good opportunity to snitch some ice cream.) When ice cream is almost set, drizzle with melted white chocolate and whisk vigorously. Scoop into a sugar cone. Eat. Hoard. Vow to make a double batch next time.
Money Saving Tips: Use any berries you can find on sale. Frozen berries work well here also. You can also skip the zest and use bottled orange juice if that's what you have on hand. This ice cream was delicious without the white chocolate, so leave it out if you can't find it for a reasonable price.
Strawberry White Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Estimated Cost: $3.00

1 and 1/4 cup strawberries
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon orange juice
1/2 teaspoon orange zest
3/4 cup sour cream
3/4 cup whipping cream
2 ounces white chocolate (I used Baker's)
In a medium saucepan combine strawberries, sugar, juice and zest. Cook until strawberries are soft and mixture begins to boil. Transfer to blender, or use an immersion blender to puree mixture. Pour in sour cream and whipping cream and whisk until smooth. Place in medium bowl in freezer. After 30 minutes, whisk mixture again. Repeat process every thirty minutes for 2 hours. When mixture is almost set, melt white chocolate in small microwaveable bowl at 50 percent power, being careful not to scorch. Drizzle small amount of white chocolate over ice cream, wait for chocolate to harden (about 30 seconds) and whisk again. Repeat with remaining white chocolate. Return to freezer to let set for at least 20 minutes. Makes 1 pint.
Coming Tomorrow:
Grilled Dijon and Garlic Tri Tip

74 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

great flavors, and i'm really impressed how well it came out without a maker!! i didn't know it would work so well.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

It's gorgeous Prudy! Strawberry- white chocolate taste like childhood to me! And it looks so creamy, it's hard to believe you made it without the ice-cream maker!

Melissa said...

Yours sounds absolutely delicious. Strawberries and white chocolate? My favorite... yum!

Katherine Aucoin said...

My cone is in my hand and ready for a double scoop! I am definitely getting our ice cream amke down from the shelf in the garage this weekend!

Kirsten said...

Yum! I've never made ice cream without my maker (a hand crank) so I might have to try your method.

Emily said...

I have never made homemade ice cream . . . this looks SOOOOO good and easy! Sounds like our next Family night treat is taken care of!

Natashya said...

Looks wonderful. I love the background and the lone drop too.

chocolatechic said...

ooOOOOooooo

I have some strawberries in my freezer too.

I made the blueberry kind, and it tasted like blueberry cheese cake......wow! oh wow!

Aggie said...

That looks so tasty! I can not resist ice cream in a cone!! Now that I have an ice cream maker I am ready to try out your amazing creations!

Marie said...

I could hardly wait to see your version and I am not dissappointed Erin! It's fabulous and wow, with the drip. You really got lucky there! I will have to give your version a try next time!

Birdie said...

I love ice cream but don't have a maker. This recipe looks good, I'll have to try it!

gigi said...

This looks amazing! And I might could do it since you don't need an ice cream maker!

I forgot to tell you that I found a white peach yesterday when I went to buy cornmeal. It came from California. Maybe that's why I've never noticed such before. That's what I'm having for breakfast this morning. I'll let you know what I think!

Jenny said...

Mmmm! I've got to go get that ice cream maker I've been looking at. All this ice cream looks amazing! Great combo's going on!

1freshstart said...

Prudy. Seriously. That looks so good on so many levels. I have to make this next week... if I can wait that long.
~The Cat's Pajamas

Beth said...

My daughter loves strawberry ice cream. Haven't made it yet - I need to now.

n.o.e said...

This is beautiful and I admire your energy to make it without using your maker!

Nancy
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

Maria said...

Great idea to use strawberries! I have a bunch in my freezer too so I will try this one! And nice touch with the white chocolate!

rainbowbrown said...

I love the idea of strawberries and sour cream, it might even sound better than blueberries and sour cream... hmmm. Great work.

Mary Ann said...

It looks fantastic! I love the sugar cone, those are my favorite. I can't wait until this weekend because I am making your vanilla raspberry ice cream and raspbery lime sherbet for my little sister's birthday! I want to try this one too! You are amazing

The DeL Sisters said...

Yum yum yum! Strawberries and white chocolate? Too good!

SiHaN said...

sounds like a dream that combination. Strawberry and white chocolate.. I did mine without a mixer too! but too bad i ain't got the pictures to boot. it. *sigh*

RecipeGirl said...

You invented a new flavor? Wow, I'm so impressed. It looks delicious. And yes, I love the drip picture :)

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Mara said...

lovely prudy..!! i used the same method since i could not find the ice cream maker in our storage area, but mine never quite got so creamy. could be that i did not use enough heavy cream or i thought it might be the method. but yours looks REALLY creamy. on what 'whisk' did the cream start to come together to more ice cream feel? i mixed it with hand mixer whisk 3x (every 30) and it was still somewhat soupy. then we had to go and then it hardened to more like a creamy sorbet with crystals. i wonder if the 4th time was the charm?

Anne said...

It looks great Prudy! I added white chocolate, too, and think it's such a good combo with berries. I'm jealous you did strawberries, though... since they're my obvious favorite!

Darius T. Williams said...

I love a good, quick, and inexpensive ice cream!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Sara said...

You are so creative. You can do anything! This looks so good. I would love this in a sugar cone.

Pam said...

Wow. This looks so good. I love strawberry ice cream and white chocolate is one of my favorites. What a great and tasty combination.

Bridgett said...

I really like the sound of that combination! Looks delicious. I can't believe I haven't used my ice cream maker even once this summer.

Flourchild said...

Wonderful,I love your pictures!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

It looks wonderful! I love the cone photos too. I agre that strawberry would be a great option for this recipe. I' trying that next.

April said...

Um, YUM! You've outdone yourself again. Looks amazing!

Kayte said...

I gotta quit hanging around with you. Yep, gotta stop immediately if I want to be able to fit into any clothing I now own. This all looks fabulous, and I am sure it would rate the "fabulous" rating in the taste test. Thanks for sharing...I will be hanging around for awhile yet, even though I know how dangerous it is...LOL!

School started at your place yet? Best wishes for the year, if so.

The Blonde Duck said...

My teeth ache. I slammed them into the screen trying to lick the ice cream off the moniter.

CB said...

Strawberries and white chocolate. Oh my! Great way to use things you have. Looks fabulous. You are such a frugal foodie! Love it.
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

PANTRY REVISITED by Peggy said...

Wow - what a beautiful cone! It looks delicious.

kittymama said...

Yowza! Adding white chocolate - fantastic! I did blueberry and I also had trouble not eating it all at every stage of the process.

Steph said...

Yum! Your pictures are fabulous!

Summer said...

That looks so good! I love those flavors together! Looks like the perfect summer ice cream! Can't wait to try it!

Catherine said...

I'm a fool for homemade ice cream! This looks delicious and I love that you explained how to do it without a maker!

Amy said...

Yummy!! Can't wait to try this one!

Christine said...

Yum white chocolate and strawberries. Your pictures made me hungry. Delicious!

Lori said...

wow, that is a truly amazing combination. it'd spoil my dinner, but i'd eat some right now.

Veronica said...

Looks delicious Prudy! I have an ice cream maker that I've never used-I must dust it off and give it a go. Oh by the way I have a little award for you at my blog!

jessbcuz said...

I was wondering how the sourcream tang would mix with other fruits... strawberries are more a favorite with me--- maybe i'll give this one a try soon.

Jeena said...

Strawberry white chocolate chip ice cream....Could I have two please? :-D

These look so tasty and I am just drooling thinking about how they taste!

Mike Spoodles said...

Ahahaahaha! Don't know why I've never noticed the food-related music on your page before (must keep the speakers off a lot), but your site certainly took me by surprise today!

I love the potential flavor profile of your ice cream! I have grand plans to revisit this simple, tasty recipe about a hundred times in the near future, and your recipe is going to be one of the first variations I try for sure! I loves me some white chocolate. Also, it wasn't until now that I realized...you can make chunky ice cream in an ice cream maker! I'm one step closer to homemade Moose Tracks than I ever thought possible!

Di said...

I like the way you added the white chocolate to make the chips. I don't really like white chocolate, but I bet it would work great with dark chocolate as well. Thanks for the idea!

Jessica Eiden said...

AMAZING! I love the red and white stripes behind the ice cream - just screams summer at the beach.

It looks delicious - great job!

Pamela said...

Wow! I see I am very late to comment on these absolutely beautiful cones!! I love the picture with the drip hanging there, threatening to fall. Great job!

marye said...

that looks so very good!

Engineer Baker said...

Impressive non-machine ice cream making! Love the flavor.

Lisa said...

I am all over this! I might try it in my new ice cream maker:)

Brooke said...

I love the red stripes behind the ice cream. Makes me feel like I stepped into a ice cream parlor. Love your web site. I visit it often.

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Thanks for stopping by Prudy. I want some of your ice cream. Boy that looks good! I sure hope you get Jenn's ebook. It's fantastic. If we foodie buddies don't help each other out, what can we expect from non-foodies. Anyway, I'm sure you will enjoy it. Talk to you again soon.

Linda said...

bravo on making this sans ice cream maker...strawberry ice cream is one of my favorites, so you've inspired me with this recipe...YUM!!!

LyB said...

White chocolate strawberry ice cream? Oh, my! You are one creative gal! :)

Kevin said...

Strawberry and white chocolate chip ice cream sounds great! It looks so creamy and good!

Erin said...

This looks great! I love the strawberry-white chocolate combination idea!

Jaime said...

i love strawberry ice cream :) love your pics with/on the sugar cones!

Susie Homemaker said...

Strawberries AND white chocolate?? Divine decision!! Yummm.

Rigby said...

Sounds wonderful! I love the addition of the white chocolate. Thanks for showing the pics of the freezer method for making the ice cream.

Katie said...

I love how you save money but are not stingy about it, like how you used strawberries since you had them on hand. Your blog is a great resource - especially now that food prices are through the roof.

Rebecca said...

Oh, I've got to try this one. Look at that drip! Ridiculous.

Shandy said...

I have good ideas? You, my dear, are simply brilliant! What fantastic flavors and great pictures. . .WoW! and you made this with no ice cream maker? =D

Deanna said...

I wish I lived next door to you!!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

MOUTHWATERING!!! Good I love white chocolate and pairing it with strawberry ice cream is just dreamy!

Teanna said...

Why must you do that to me!? Why must you take pictures that make my mouth water at 9 am, leaving me craving ice cream for breakfast!!!???

bakingwiththeboys said...

Looks perfect with the cone! Strawberries. yum

Jacque said...

Mmmm, it's hard to beat good strawberry ice cream. Yours looks soooooo delish!

Nickki said...

Strawberry and white chocolate? Genius! I will be trying your version before the strawberry season ends for sure. I bet it didn't last long in your house :)

Sharon said...

After seeing how easy this was to make I can't wait to try strawberries. I did blueberries because I had some on hand, but can't wait to try others.

bethanyjg said...

Strawberries and white chocolate - two of my favorite things in life! I hope we have some strawberries in the freezer, because I want to make this as soon as I get home!

Emily said...

You are my hero!!! I never knew I could make icecream without a maker..this is fabulous!!! YUM!