Strawberry Liqueur Ice Cream Recipe

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 Updated 05/01/2016

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A special strawberry ice cream recipe for Valentine's Day. Be aware that too much alcohol can sometimes distrupt the freezing process of the ice cream.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 miniature bottle Cointreau (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons caster/superfine sugar
  • 1/2 pint double cream
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)

Method

  1. Remove the hulls from the strawberries.
  2. Wash the strawberries and drain off any water.
  3. Put them into a bowl.
  4. Pour the Cointreau onto the strawberries and leave to soak in for 2 hours.
  5. Blend the strawberries very briefly in an electric blender and then freeze them in a suitable container until just frozen.
  6. Whip the cream until it stands in soft peaks and fold in the sugar.
  7. Stir in the semi-frozen fruit.
  8. Return to freezer for 1 1/2 hours.
  9. Remove from freezer, turn into a bowl and whip to break up any large ice crystals.
  10. Return to freezer and freeze until firm.

Prep Time: 240 minutes

Yield: 2 portions


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