Easy strawberry ice cream

Easy strawberry ice cream

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Prep: 30 mins Plus freezing


Makes 1 litre
Children aged 3-6 can enjoy getting stuck in to making and eating this summery treat. Add your own toppings for extra fun

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal425
  • fat26g
  • saturates16g
  • carbs43g
  • sugars43g
  • fibre1g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.35g
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  • 1 x 400g punnet strawberries



    Once available in Britain for just a brief period during the summer, strawberries are now a year…

  • 1 x 250g tub mascarpone
  • ½ x 397g can condensed milk
  • cones and sprinkles, to serve


  1. Pull the green hulls out of the strawberries. If they are still quite hard, cut them in half or quarters with a table knife. Tip them into a flat-bottomed dish.

  2. Use a potato masher to squash the strawberries as much as you can. Tip into a bowl. Ask your grown-up helper to give you a hand if you need to.

  3. Add the mascarpone and mash this in – don’t worry if it is a bit lumpy. Add the condensed milk and mix everything together. Don’t worry if the mix is streaky.

  4. Spoon the mixture into a metal or plastic box and put it in the freezer. Wait until the next day or at least 6 hours before scooping into bowls or cones. Decorate how you like.

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Comments (13)

29SarahB's picture

Delicious and really easy to make. 10 year old and 6 year old practically did it on their own!

Vahini Manohar's picture

Simply simple! Who does not want ice creams in summer & that too strawberry flavor. Preparing ourselves is good for health. I will try for my kid with yummiest toppings.

almona's picture

I made this and absolutely loved it. it is so creamy and delicious. will make again.

rosie1190's picture

I made this ice cream in Kindergarten. And like others' before it turned into ice. I think if I had stirred it half way through the process it might have turned out better?
The children ate it though and said it was very yummy. The bits with the strawberries were the best.

fluffmum's picture

Finally I've been hunting everywhere for a mascarpone recipe, since I lost my other one.. I've made versions with bananas, strawberries, mango and blueberries before.. The kids love it and it's so creamy and easy to make. This looks very similar, I just couldn't remember what the other ingredient was... Now I better go get some condensed milk to make it up!! :)

uspotatoboard's picture

wow! this is been my favorite side dish ever! Ice cream... this strawberry ice cream of yours looks delicious. I am thankful you share this recipe here. I will make this weekend on my free time for my family.

rmontgomery05's picture

I thought this looked absolutely delicious, so decided to give it a go. I popped it in the freezer and was also slightly concerned that it looked a little watery, but it actually tasted good pre-frozen. I was really disappointed when it turned into a big block of ice! After sitting for one hour defrosting I still couldn't get a spoon into it.

denno42's picture

Just put it in "Freezer" it did look a bit watery, well 24hrs will tell. :o)

fleurcass's picture

This sounds so very easy and great so I think I will give it a go tomorrow.

vrog's picture

Made today with garden raspberries. It doesn't get easier for such a rewarding result! Worked perfectly.

etcn12's picture

a quick and easy recipe...can't wait to frozen result!

carolynlynch's picture

We really liked this - so easy to make, delicious to eat, and full of fruit so you feel you're being good!
I added a couple of bananas with the strawberries and used a hand whisk to make the consistency a bit more even with no effort on my part!

tinymnd's picture

this looks good

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