Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with
Cut the strawberries in half (or quarters if using large strawberries) and toss
with the corn syrup. Place on your baking sheet and bake,
stirring occasionally, until the color of the strawberries intensifies, the
strawberries soften, and the syrup is nice and thick (about 30-35
minutes). Remove from oven and transfer to a large bowl. Using a
potato masher or fork (can also use an immersion blender) crush the
berries until you have a thick sauce with small pieces of fruit. Let
cool completely. The roasted strawberries can be made ahead, covered,
and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. You will need 3/4 cup
(180 ml/grams) of the roasted strawberries for the ice cream.
Strawberry Ice Cream: In
a stainless steel bowl beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and
fluffy. You can do this with a wire whisk or a hand mixer.
Meanwhile, scrape the
seeds from half a vanilla bean. Place the seeds and the vanilla bean
in a small saucepan, along with the half-and-half cream. Over medium
high heat bring the mixture to the scalding point (the milk just begins
to foam up). Remove from heat. Gradually pour the scalding cream into the whipped egg yolk mixture, making sure you keep
whisking constantly so the eggs don't curdle. If any lumps do
form, strain the mixture.
Next, place the bowl
over a saucepan of simmering water and, stirring constantly with a
wooden spoon or heatproof spatula, cook until the custard thickens enough that it coats the
back of a spoon (170 degrees F) (77 degrees C). (The term 'coat a
is a technique used mainly
as a way to test when an egg-based custard or sauce is done. A spoon,
usually wooden, is placed in the custard and, when the spoon is raised,
the film of custard on the back of the spoon will stay in place even
when you draw a line with your finger through the middle of the
remove the custard from the heat and continue to stir the custard for a
few minutes so it does not overcook. At this point stir in the
vanilla extract, if using. Stir in the roasted strawberries. Cover and let cool to room temperature and then refrigerate the custard until it is completely
cold (several hours but preferably overnight).
Transfer the cold
custard to the chilled container of your ice cream machine and process
according to the manufacturer's instructions. Once made, transfer the
ice cream to a chilled container and store in the freezer. If the
ice cream becomes too hard, before serving, place in the refrigerator
for about 15 to 30 minutes or until softened.
Makes about 3 cups.
Preparation time 40 minutes.
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pound (450 grams) fresh strawberries, washed
2 tablespoons (40 grams)
light corn syrup (can use golden syrup, liquid glucose, agave, or honey)
Strawberry Ice Cream:
2 cups (480 ml/grams)
half-and-half cream (or you can use 1 1/4 cups
(300 ml/grams) whole (full fat) milk plus 3/4 cup (180 ml/grams) heavy whipping
or 1 teaspoon (4 grams) pure vanilla extract
5 large (90 grams)
2/3 cup (135
grams) granulated white sugar
3/4 cup (180 ml) roasted
strawberries (see recipe above)