I flipped through my Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert book for some ideas and inspiration and found the following recipe. It starts out with a sweet cream base and mixing in fresh strawberries and bananas. I made some adaptations to the original recipe including using vanilla soy milk (instead of whole milk), fresh strawberries (instead of frozen strawberries in syrup) and key lime juice (instead of lemon juice). Before enjoying, I drizzled a little strawberry coulis to garnish!
Strawberry Banana Vanilla Soy Ice Cream
recipe adapted from Ben & Jerry's
Sweet Cream Base:
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 cup vanilla Silk soy milk
Fresh fruit flavoring:
2 small/medium overripe bananas, mashed
1 pint fresh strawberries, diced
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon key lime (or lemon/lime) juice
Sweet cream base:
In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes.
Whisk in the 3/4 cup sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more.
Pour in the cream and milk; whisk to blend and set aside.
In a separate small bowl, place diced strawberies, 1/4 cup sugar and key lime juice; set aside to macerate for 15 minutes.
Adding the fresh fruit:
In a large bowl, mash the bananas.
Drain the strawberries and add the natural syrup created to the banana. Set aside just the diced strawberries. Whisk banana mixture until smooth.
Combine the sweet cream base with the banana mixture and blend thoroughly.
Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions.
About 2 minutes before you are done churning/processing your ice cream, add the diced strawberries and continue churning/processing until done.
Transfer your ice cream into a freezer safe container and freeze for a few hours (or overnight) to allow flavors to blend.
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