Strawberry Ice Cream with Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cones

17 Aug

August 17, 2014

One of my favorite summertime weekend activities is strolling through farmer’s market. We’re especially lucky in the Bay Area where you can find a weekend farmer’s market almost anytime of the year and in various neighborhoods. There are two near us that we frequently go to, and it was where I found a great deal for sweet, ripe strawberries!

Hint: go towards closing time and perhaps you’ll score a bigger deal with vendors who are merely trying to get rid of the day’s products. That is exactly what happened with these fresh strawberries. It was a 2-for-1 deal and I obviously could not pass it up. Thus, born the strawberry ice cream!

2014-08-08 23.47.24If you have a waffle cone maker, these waffle cones are so simple to make. For some added fun, dip in melted chocolate.2014-08-12 06.50.27I used about 1 cup of whole strawberries, but feel free to use more.

2014-08-12 06.52.352014-08-12 06.49.44

Strawberry Ice Cream
1C Heavy Cream
1C Milk
1/2C Sugar
Pinch of Salt
4 Egg Yolks
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1C of whole strawberries (approx. 3/4C puree)
2 tsp Vodka

Yield = about 1 pint


  1. Heat cream, milk, sugar and salt.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk the yolks.
  3. Temper the yolks with some of the heated milk mixture. While you’re slowly adding the milk, whisk the mixture constantly. This prevents the yolks from curdling.
  4. Add the yolk-milk mixture back into the pot and heat on medium. Using a spatula, continuously stir and scrape the bottom of the pot.
  5. Heat until the mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  6. Strain the mixture into a clean bowl. Add vanilla. Place bowl over an ice-bath to stop the cooking. Let sit for about 20 minutes.
  7. Place plastic wrap directly on the surface of the ice cream base. Allow to cool in the refrigerator overnight.
  8. Churn ice cream the next day.
  9. Once the ice cream is done, fold in the 2 tsp Vodka using a spatula. (This is completely optional. I use the Vodka to prevent the ice cream from hardening too much in the freezer).
  10. Place ice cream in a clean container. Allow it to firm up in the freezer.

Waffle Cones
1 Whole Egg
1 Egg White
¼ tsp Salt
½ C Sugar
⅔ C AP Flour
¼ tsp vanilla powder
2T Melted Butter, cooled

Yield = about 9 medium cones, depending on how small or big you make them

1. Beat eggs and salt together.
2. Add sugar.
3. Add flour and vanilla.
4. Add melted butter
5. Follow instructions for the waffle cone maker.

2014-08-12 06.48.422014-08-12 06.58.44Looking forward to my next bargain purchase at the farmer’s market!

2 Responses to “Strawberry Ice Cream with Chocolate Dipped Waffle Cones”

  1. thewanderingheels August 31, 2014 at 12:52 AM #

    This looks absolutely amazing!


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