July is National Ice Cream month and I have several ice cream recipes to share with you this month. This Strawberry Ice Cream with Guajillo chile and lime is a wonderful treat I discovered over at Homesick Texan.
I wondered about how chile would taste in ice cream. Honestly, you don’t really taste it but the combination makes for a delicious cool treat on a warm summer day. I couldn’t find the powder so I found the dried chiles and ground them up. My niece and nephews tried it not knowing there was chile in it and loved it!
A few weeks ago I was invited by the California Milk Advisory Board to a ice cream social. Danielle from Top Chef Desserts was there and shared some fun ideas for ice cream sundaes. Look for that coupled with a giveaway early next week.
This weekend make some ice cream, sit back and enjoy!
Strawberry ice cream with guajillo chile
by Homesick Texan
Prep Time: 40 minutes (including strawberries soaking) Start to Finish Time: 1.5 hour
8 ounces strawberries, hulled and cut in half
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon guajillo chile powder
3 cups well chilled light cream or half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons lime juice
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
In a bowl, sprinkle the strawberries with the brown sugar, cinnamon and guajillo chile powder, and let sit for 30 minutes until soft and juicy. Gently mash with a potato masher.
Meanwhile, stir together the cream, vanilla, granulated sugar, lime juice and salt. Freeze according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
When the vanilla ice cream base is done, gently stir in the strawberries.
Yield: About one quart