Strawberry Rosewater Ice Cream
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Serves: 1 litre
This recipe was tested with fresh strawberries. You could certainly use thawed frozen summer berries. Because the liquid content will be a bit higher with the frozen berries the end result might not be quite as creamy but it will be delicious all the same.
  • 2 cups (500 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 pound (450g) fresh or thawed frozen strawberries *
  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tbsp rosewater
  • juice of half a lemon
  • ¼ tsp salt
  1. Wash and cut strawberries and place in a medium bowl, sprinkle ¼ cup of the sugar on top and let sit for 10 minutes. Blend in a blender or food processor or mash the berries with the sugar with a potato masher.
  2. Meanwhile heat the cream and remaining ¼ cup of sugar in a medium pot until it comes to a gentle simmer. Remove from heat.
  3. While the cream is warming, separate eggs and place egg yolks in a medium mixing bowl. Whisk the eggs yolks until smooth. Slowly add hot cream to egg yolks while whisking constantly.
  4. Pour the egg and cream mixture back into the pot. Add the blended strawberry and sugar mixture and salt. Slowly cook the mixture over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. The mixture will begin to thicken and should form a thick coating on the back of the spoon. If you blow on the back of the wooden spoon and a ripple in the shape of a rose forms, it's ready! Remove from the heat.
  5. Pour the mixture through a sieve into a clean bowl. Add rose water and mix again. Place the bowl in the fridge to cool. Once the mixture is cool, remove from the fridge and taste the mixture. If you would like a stronger rosewater flavour add an additional 1 Tbsp rosewater at a time until you get the desired balance. Place the cooled mixture in a sealed container and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to overnight.
  6. Place cold mixture into ice cream maker, add the fresh lemon juice and churn until it has doubled in volume.
  7. Place the ice cream into a container, freeze and enjoy!
  8. * If using defrosted frozen strawberries the ice cream might not be quite as rich due to the higher water content of the frozen berries but it will still be delicious!
Recipe by The Bounty Hunter at