Vanilla Frozen Custard with Fresh Strawberries

Vanilla Frozen Custard with Fresh Strawberries

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Looking for a classic frozen dessert to celebrate the 4th?  Check out this delicious and refreshing vanilla frozen custard with strawberry sauce recipe from Morgan Berrington @forkmylifechi.  It’s sure to compliment any summer celebration!


Vanilla Frozen Custard

4 egg yolks

1/4 cup sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup whole milk

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Fresh Strawberry Sauce

4 large strawberries

2 tsp sugar

2 tbsp water


Step 1

In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together egg yolks, sugar, and corn syrup until well combined. Whisk in cream and milk until yolk mixture is fully incorporated.

Step 2

Place pot over medium-low heat and cook, whisking frequently, until a custard forms on a spoon and a finger swiped across the back leaves a clean line, or until custard temperature reaches 170°F. This takes anywhere from 6-10 minutes, do not let the custard boil! Stir in salt and vanilla.

Step 3

Strain custard through a fine mesh strainer and chill in either ice bath or refrigerator until it is very cold, about 40°F. Let this chill overnight for the best results.

Step 4

Churn in ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions, then serve right away or transfer to an airtight container and chill in the freezer for 1 hour to let the custard firm up slightly.

Step 5

To make strawberry sauce, combine strawberries, sugar and water. Bring to a simmer and let it cook for 5-10 minutes until strawberries are softened and sauce has thickened. Let it cool and then drizzle on top of the frozen custard.