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Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Summer is in full swing and that means it is ice cream season. I love making homemade ice cream, but since I am pregnant I am supposed to avoid homemade ice cream that contains eggs. Sad day! I asked my Facebook fans if they had any “eggless” ice cream recipes and they did not let me down. My food blogging friend, Annalise, recommended David Lebovitz’s Strawberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream. I immediately got out my book, The Perfect Scoop, and found the recipe. I love strawberry ice cream and David’s recipe for Strawberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream sounded divine.

This ice cream is easy to make. Use the ripest, freshest strawberries you can find. Toss them in a bowl with sugar and let them sit for about an hour so their juices can come alive. Next, you mix all of the ingredients together in a blender-strawberries and their juices, sour cream, heavy cream, and lemon juice. You let the mixture chill and then freeze it in your ice cream maker. The result is creamy, slightly tangy, sweet strawberry ice cream.

If you like soft ice cream, go ahead and eat it right away. My favorite part is licking the bowl:) If you prefer hard ice cream, let the ice cream set up in the freezer before serving. Cool off with a giant scoop of Strawberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream this summer. This recipe is a must make!

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Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream Recipe

Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Yield: Makes 1 1/4 quarts ice cream

This strawberry ice cream is super creamy and so easy to make!


1 pound fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vodka or kirsch (I left this out)
1 cup sour cream
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice


1. Slice the strawberries and toss them in a medium bowl with the sugar and vodka or kirsch, if using. I left the alcohol out. Stir until the sugar begins to dissolve and all of the strawberries are coated. Let stand at room temperature for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

2. Pulse the strawberries and their liquid with the sour cream, heavy cream, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor until almost smooth, but still slightly chunky.

3. Refrigerate mixture for at least one hour. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Recipe from The Perfect Scoop

If you like this Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream, you might also like:

Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream from Pinch My Salt
White Chocolate Strawberry Chunk Ice Cream from Daydreamer Desserts
Strawberry Ice Cream Brownie Cupcakes from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

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93 Responses to “Strawberry Sour Cream Ice Cream”

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  1. Maria that looks beautiful!!! And sour cream is such a fun twist..I have been known to throw a dollop of extra sour cream into smoothies and it makes them extra good :)

    Your photos make me hungry!!

  2. The Café Sucré Farine — June 27, 2011 @ 5:11 am

    This is so…. pretty! Never thought of sour cream in ice cream but it looks and sounds fantastic!

  3. Rosa — June 27, 2011 @ 6:17 am

    What a lovely ice cream! I particularly like the addition of sour cream. Delightful.



  4. Lauren at Keep It Sweet — June 27, 2011 @ 6:32 am

    I’ve never tried a sour cream ice cream but it sounds delicious!

  5. Molly — June 27, 2011 @ 7:24 am

    Whenever I make a batch of ice cream, I wonder what pregnant folks who love their homemade ice cream do during their 9 months. Do they just forgo the sweet treat? Problem solved!

  6. Tracey — June 27, 2011 @ 7:32 am

    I’ve heard really good things about this recipe, I need to make it soon!

  7. Heather (Heather's Dish) — June 27, 2011 @ 7:33 am

    this looks like creamy ice cream heaven! pregnant or not, i’d totally eat a TON of this!

  8. The sour cream must take this ice cream over the top, I can’t wait to try it!

  9. Jenny Flake — June 27, 2011 @ 10:25 am

    So pretty!!

  10. Tessa — June 27, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    Love how simple this one is! And that color! Gorgeous.

  11. Rachel — June 27, 2011 @ 10:37 am

    Looks delicious! One other thing you can do is use pasteurized eggs. Safe eggs is the brand they sell at my grocery store. I have used them throughout my pregnancy for things where I don’t cook eggs fully (like poached eggs).

    • Two Peas replied: — June 27th, 2011 @ 10:48 am

      Thanks for the tip!

  12. Urban Wife — June 27, 2011 @ 11:00 am

    Oh, my! I love anything with strawberries and this looks perfect for these HOT summer days. :)

  13. Tracy — June 27, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    I’ve never used sour cream in ice cream before! I need to pull out David’s book and get going. :-)

  14. DessertForTwo — June 27, 2011 @ 11:34 am

    So gorgeous! The pink color just jumps right off the page :)

  15. Cait's Plate — June 27, 2011 @ 11:40 am

    Oh my gosh – that looks AMAZING! I wish I could be eating it RIGHT NOW 😉

  16. Georgia Pellegrini — June 27, 2011 @ 11:42 am

    I love this idea… eggless, yet creamy. I love the color of it too, it looks so inviting. Makes you want to take a bath in it ; )

  17. Lucy Lean — June 27, 2011 @ 11:58 am

    Love ice cream, love strawberries and love DL! The pics look divine too…

  18. Annalise — June 27, 2011 @ 12:31 pm

    So glad you liked it! I love how bright this ice cream is and very strawberry-y. I think I’m going to have to make it again!

  19. My mouth watered just when I opened your link to this post. I love strawberry ice cream! I would had preferred this over Yogurt Land yesterday.

  20. Lori @ RecipeGirl — June 27, 2011 @ 12:55 pm

    It’s very pretty!

  21. kelley — June 27, 2011 @ 1:02 pm

    YUM, YUM, YUM. I prefer ice cream made without eggs anyway so definitely will have to try this!

  22. patsyk — June 27, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    I’m planning on getting an ice cream maker soon… and this recipe sounds amazing! I may have to get that book as well, so I can play around with it all summer! Yum!

  23. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. — June 27, 2011 @ 1:13 pm

    This looks delish!

  24. alex — June 27, 2011 @ 1:16 pm

    how funny! I made this exact recipe on Saturday. I served it with some shortbread cookies. We really enjoyed it!

    • Two Peas replied: — June 27th, 2011 @ 6:58 pm

      I am sure it was even better with shortbread cookies:)

  25. Joanne — June 27, 2011 @ 1:25 pm

    Ooohhh sounds so good! I generally don’t mind using raw eggs, but I feel like going safer is always better. I wonder if this would work with greek yogurt in place of the sour cream…

  26. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes — June 27, 2011 @ 1:41 pm

    What a gorgeous color. It looks perfect for a hot summer night.

  27. I’m going to have to try this. I’m curious about the sour cream. I have an eggless strawberry gelato if you ever want to try that. It is yummy as well. Hope your summer is going well.

  28. Amanda — June 27, 2011 @ 2:07 pm

    What type of ice cream maker do you have? Do you like it? I would love to get one, but don’t know what would be best for me.

  29. Esi — June 27, 2011 @ 2:28 pm

    Simple strawberry is one of my faves

  30. Amy | She Wears Many Hats — June 27, 2011 @ 2:34 pm

    So pretty, and I can only imagine how tasty too!

  31. Janette Sanders — June 27, 2011 @ 2:40 pm

    I made Homemade Vanilla Ice cream yesterday too…I got a recipe online from Alton Brown. It didn’t have any eggs either. I was really rich! What would you suggest to mellow it down?

    • Two Peas replied: — June 27th, 2011 @ 6:57 pm

      Did the recipe have all heavy cream? You can do half cream half milk to lighten it up a bit.

  32. Katrina — June 27, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    Sour cream is such a great idea! Love this.

  33. bridget {bake at 350} — June 27, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

    I’m making strawberry ice cream right now…and I looked at this recipe! Now, I think I’ll have to make strawberry ice cream AGAIN! 😉

    Maria…look for pasteurized eggs at your grocery store, then you can have ice cream and raw cookie dough. 😉

    • Two Peas replied: — June 27th, 2011 @ 6:56 pm

      Nothing wrong with making ice cream again:) Thanks for the eggs tip!

  34. Winnie — June 27, 2011 @ 3:11 pm

    I’ve made something similar with strawberries and creme fraiche…it’s divine!

  35. natalie (the sweets life) — June 27, 2011 @ 3:13 pm

    too funny–I was meaning to make this over the weekend bc I had sour cream I needed to use up but I used my strawberries for something else. Yours looks so delish that I’ll have to make this soon!

  36. sippitysup — June 27, 2011 @ 3:18 pm

    You have inspired me to drag my ice cream maker out to Palm Springs for the holiday. GREG

  37. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — June 27, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    Oh, the combo of strawberries and sour cream sounds just lovely!

  38. Erica — June 27, 2011 @ 4:17 pm

    whoa! How yummy!!! This looks amazing. I bet the sour cream adds such an interesting flavor element.

  39. This sounds amazing. I just got an ice cream maker. Must make this!

  40. I have been wanting to try this one! If it got your thumbs-up I know it’s good! I love the pink hue – so pretty!

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