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Simple No Cook Vanilla Strawberry Ice Cream

Easy, no cook ice cream made in 25 minutes! Strawberries need to soak in lemon juice for 2 hours so plan ahead.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword easy dessert recipe, kid-friendly recipes, summer recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Linda Spiker


  • 3 cups fresh ripe organic strawberries stemmed and sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar divided
  • 4 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla paste


  1. In a bowl combine strawberries and lemon juice with 1/2 a cup of sugar. Stir gently and allow strawberries to 'soak' for 2 hours. Strain the berries reserving juices for later, mash or puree half the berries (I use a mini food processor or potato masher)
  2. In a mixing bowl use a whisk or hand mixer on low speed to combine cream and sugar till sugar is dissolved (one minute).
  3. Add strawberry juice, mashed strawberries (save slices for later) and vanilla. Stir.
  4. Turn on ice cream maker and pour into freezer tub.
  5. Mix for 20 minutes.
  6. Add reserved slices, mix for 5 more minutes.
  7. Serve soft or put in an airtight tub for firmer ice cream.