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Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

bowl of roasted strawberry ice cream on top of a white towel printed with strawberries

Roasted Strawberry ice cream is summertime in a bowl for me. Refreshing and cool, ice cream is a welcome treat on a hot day. In a cone or a bowl, plain or complicated, any kind of ice cream will do!

Making ice cream at home is a special treat that allows you to experiment with flavors. Start with basic vanilla then jump off from there.

Start with simple, high-quality ingredients like cream and sugar, pour the base into the ice cream machine, then end up with a cold, creamy dessert. This summer I hope to sample lots of homemade ice creams; first up is this roasted strawberry ice cream.

The highlight of this ice cream is the flavor of the roasted strawberries. Add a touch of balsamic vinegar and a small bit of sugar to the strawberries before roasting them for a short time in a hot oven.

Try this ice cream recipe with peaches or other berries too– you won’t be disappointed! Mango gelato is a real treat too, give it a try!

The recipe for the vanilla base comes from The Beach House Cookbook, written by Barbara Scott-Goodman.  Her recipe (page 136) is a fantastic place to begin and her choice of flavor is also fruity– peaches, strawberries, blueberries, and/or raspberries. You’ll need an ice cream machine to process the base until it’s nearly frozen. A few hours more in the freezer produce a wonderful ice cream.

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Yield: 2 pints

Roasted Strawberry Ice Cream

bowl of roasted strawberry ice cream

Roast the strawberries first to deepen the fruity flavor.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 45 minutes


  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

ice cream base: 1 1/3 cups heavy whipping cream

  • 2/3 cup half and half
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Roasted strawberries:

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Toss 2 cups strawberries (cleaned and cut into quarters) with 1 Tablespoon sugar and 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar. Roast in a 9 x 13 pan or a baking pan lined with aluminum foil for 18-22 minutes. Let cool completely before combining with the base.

Make the Ice Cream

  1. Chill the base ingredients then combine and stir in a large bowl. Fold in the cooled strawberries. Pour into the ice cream machine and process for 18-20 minutes. Transfer the almost frozen ice cream into a container and freeze for at least 4 hours.


Ice cream base recipe from The Beach House Cookbook by Barbara Scott-Goodman

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 cup

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 226Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 27mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 2gSugar: 43gProtein: 2g

This data is provided by Nutritionix and is an estimate only.

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Don’t you love strawberry desserts? I do too!

This step by step guide to macerated strawberries is a simple dessert idea any time of year. They pair beautifully with a pavlova recipe.

Lea Ann

Friday 5th of July 2013

Beautiful photo Holly, and with all the strawberries available right now I must make this one soon. Thanks for the recipe, I've been looking for a reason to get out my ice cream maker. Pinned

Hari Chandana

Thursday 4th of July 2013

Awww.. Very tempting and inviting ice cream.. wonderful capture :)

Holly @

Monday 24th of June 2013

Hi Aimee, Yes it does! Balsamic seems to heighten the flavor of the strawberries. Roasting them brings out the sweetness as well. Hope you enjoy this ice cream!

Karen Harris

Monday 24th of June 2013

Love the new look! I just made a super easy strawberry ice cream too. I love the idea of roasting the strawberries in this recipe. It looks wonderful.

Holly @

Monday 24th of June 2013

Thanks, Karen, I am experimenting with some new looks. This probably won't be the last one you see until I settle on one. I'd like to move to WP too but no time in the summer for that. Once the boys go back to school I may have spare time to do that. Have a great week!

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