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Creamy, Dreamy Strawberry Ice cream and Walker Shortbread

Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream, adapted from Alice Waters.
Prep Time6 hrs
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time6 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Alice Waters (adapted)


  • 1 1/2 cups half & half
  • 3/4 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons to prepare strawberries
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 quart strawberries about 4 cups
  • 2 tablespoons vodka white wine or other flavored liquor. (optional)


  • Heat half and half with sugar bringing to a hot simmer. Beat egg yolks in separate bowl. Temper with hot milk and slowly add back into mixture. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened (coats back of wooden spoon. Remove from heat and add cream. Cool and then chill for several hours until very cold.
  • Quarter strawberries and puree in food processor with 2 tablespoons of sugar. Press strawberries through food mill or strainer to remove any pulp.
  • When cream mixture is thoroughly chilled, mix with strawberry puree.
  • Follow directions on ice cream machine. Once ice cream is ready, add 2 tablespoons vodka. The vodka is not for taste, but to keep ice cream smooth and creamy, as alcohol doesn’t freeze.
  • Freeze in freezer for a few hours before serving. Take out ten minutes before serving.