Strawberry ice cream with dark chocolate chips

(This recipe works with a 4 quart ice cream machine)

(8 cups total are needed of milk and/or cream. Use more cream if you want it richer or if you have scrawny kids you need to bulk up.)

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups regular milk (I use 2 %)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 cups half and half
  • 1 ¾ cups sugar (I use organic cane sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tbls vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strawberry puree (+sliced berries if you want, I put in about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (I chop them up into fine pieces)

Directions:

  1. Scald milk until bubbles form around the edges. Remove from heat.
  2. Add sugar and salt and stir until dissolved.
  3. Stir in half and half, vanilla, and heavy cream.
  4. Cover and refrigerate in pot for ½ hour (or longer)
  5. Add puree, berries, and chips to mixture.
  6. Spoon into ice cream maker and follow directions (we mixed for about 1/2 hour)
  7. Spoon into containers for freezing. Leave an inch or so at the top for expansion.