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Can you really make homemade ice cream? Yes. Yes you can.

These strawberries came straight from my mom's garden in Winslow.
These strawberries came straight from my mom’s garden in Winslow. Flavor 574 photo/Haley Church

I made a trip down to Southern Indiana last weekend, and my mom loaded me up with fresh strawberries from her garden.

There were way too many to eat by themselves, so I decided to try my hand at homemade ice cream using a simple whipping cream recipe, and it turned out great!

Make this recipe the night before a hot day and enjoy.

FRESH STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM

Total time before freezing: 25 minutes
Makes: About a gallon of ice cream (don’t hold me to this, I didn’t have anything to measure with.)

You’ll need:

  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 10 ounces of sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 cups of fresh strawberries, plus more for topping, diced
  • 4 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Whip heavy cream in a stand mixer until fluffy.
  2. Add in the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. The ice cream will be slightly runny and pink.
  3. Pour the ice cream into a 9-by-13 baking pan, or whatever metal pan you have.
  4. Cover pan with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  5. Freeze overnight, or at least for 6 hours.
  6. Top with fresh strawberries and enjoy!

Haley Church is a Mishawaka resident and writes for Flavor 574. Follow her on Instagram, @HaleyDrewChurch.

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