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Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe (No Ice Cream Maker)

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Here’s a chocolate strawberry ice cream recipe that you can make at home without an ice cream maker. With just 5 ingredients and using fresh strawberries, it’s so easy to make, refreshing and so good.

(Do you have extra strawberries? You can make strawberry ricotta cake or strawberry refrigerator cake. Delicious!) 

Strawberry ice cream with chocolate chips in a bowl

I love making homemade ice cream. I don’t have an ice cream maker but I make ice cream all the time. 

No-churn ice cream recipes are the best. All you need is a mixer and you’re in business.

So far I’ve made:

(Can you guess who loves ice cream? LOL!)

This chocolate strawberry ice cream is the newest addition to my ice cream addiction collection and I couldn’t be happier.

It’s smooth, creamy and packed with strawberry flavour. The chocolate chips not only add a nice chocolatey flavour (similar to a Neapolitan ice cream) but also a nice crunch. 

This is going to be the ice cream of my summer for sure.

Ingredients for homemade chocolate strawberry ice cream

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You only need 5 ingredients to make this strawberry ice cream recipe:

That’s it!

Tools you need to make chocolate and strawberry ice cream

Chocolate strawberry ice cream is super easy to make, all you need:

  • An electric mixer (I use a stand mixer but a handheld electric mixer will work just fine)
  • Oven-safe baking dish
  • Mixing bowls and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Freezer-safe container (I use the ones above)

Because it’s no-churn, this recipe doesn’t include eggs or egg yolks making it that much more simpler.

How to make strawberry chocolate ice cream

For the detailed recipe, scroll to the bottom of the page for the printer-friendly recipe card with nutritional information.

1 ROAST STRAWBERRIES. Place strawberries in a baking dish lined with aluminum foil. Roast until soft and juicy. 

Fresh strawberries ready to be roasted

2 PUREE ROASTED STRAWBERRIES. Take the baking dish out of the oven and allow the strawberries to cool. Puree the roasted strawberries using an immersion blender or food processor.

3 COMBINE ICE CREAM BASE. In a large bowl, combine condensed milk, vanilla extract and strawberry puree. Stir until combined.

4 LIGHTEN MIXTURE. Take a dollop of whipped cream and fold into the strawberry mixture to lighten it.

5 FOLD WHIPPED CREAM. Proceed to add the rest of the whipped cream, folding gently so as not to deflate it.

6 CHOCOLATE CHIPS. Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.

Chocolate chips being stirred into strawberry ice cream

7 TRANSFER. Transfer strawberry ice cream with chocolate chips to a freezer-safe container. Smoothen the top and place plastic wrap directly on surface before covering with lid.

Chocolate strawberry ice cream covered with plastic wrap

7 FREEZE. Freeze chocolate and strawberry ice cream overnight.

Strawberry chocolate chip ice cream FAQs and tips

Making strawberry chocolate chip ice cream is so easy. Here are answers to common questions to make this recipe even easier. 

What’s the best way to wash fresh strawberries?

There are plenty of ways to wash strawberries but my favourite one is placing them in a bowl filled with 3 parts water and 1 part white vinegar. Make sure they’re all submerged.

I leave them there for about 15 minutes then rinse with cold water a few times until I get the dirt and grime out. I then lay them flat on a piece of paper towel and allow to dry.

Don’t worry, the berries won’t take on a vinegary flavour. And I find that using vinegar helps keep the strawberries fresher longer, if I don’t plan on using or eating them immediately. 

Can I use whipping cream or half and half to make ice cream?

Chocolate strawberry ice cream in a bowl

Homemade, no-churn ice cream has two main ingredients: condensed milk and whipped cream. 

You want heavy cream, which has 36 to 40 percent milk fat, because it results to firmer, more stable whipped cream with stiff peaks that hold their shape longer. This is what gives your homemade ice cream that smooth texture and creamy taste.

In a pinch, you can use whipping cream (30 to 36 percent milk fat) but it will result to a lighter, softer texture.

Half & half cannot be substituted for heavy cream in no-churn ice cream recipes because it just doesn’t have enough fat content for whipping (10 to 18 percent).

How can I prevent homemade ice cream from getting freezer burn?

Fresh strawberry ice cream scoop

To prevent your ice cream from getting freezer burn or forming ice crystals:

  • Place a piece of plastic wrap (wax paper and parchment paper can work too) directly on the ice cream’s surface before placing the lid. This also helps prevent freezer smells from seeping into your ice cream.
  • Make sure you use a freezer-safe container with a proper, tight-fitting lid.

It’s still safe to eat ice cream with a few ice crystals. It’s going to affect the texture and the taste though so you really want to protect it from air (its main enemy) and eat it within 2 weeks of making it.

How long does homemade ice cream last?

Close up of chocolate strawberry ice cream

Homemade ice cream lasts about 2 weeks in the freezer. Because it doesn’t have the same preservatives as store-bought ice cream, when it comes to homemade ice cream, the fresher the better. 

Some tips to keep it fresh for longer:

  • Cover the top with plastic wrap (see above)
  • Store in a relatively shallow and flat container vs. a deep tub
  • Store towards the back of your freezer so that its temperature can remain fairly constant

Once I learned how to make ice cream at home, I just kept making them. We very rarely buy ice cream at the store anymore. 

Hope you try and enjoy this strawberry ice cream recipe. It’s a delicious way to use fresh strawberries in the spring and the perfect way to stay cool in the summer.

Strawberry chocolate ice cream in a bowl

Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream Recipe (No Ice Cream Maker)

Author: Jolina
Chocolate strawberry ice cream — just 5 ingredients, no ice cream maker needed, so good! Using the season’s best strawberries.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Freeze Time 8 hrs
Total Time 9 hrs
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 197 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Place 4 cups strawberries in a baking dish lined with aluminum foil. Roast at 400F for 30-40 minutes or until soft and juicy. Stir every 15 minutes.
    Fresh strawberries ready to be roasted
  • Take the baking dish out of the oven and allow the strawberries to cool. Once ready, puree the roasted strawberries using an immersion blender or food processor.
  • In a large bowl, combine 1 can condensed milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract and strawberry puree. Stir until combined.
    Roasted strawberry puree with condensed milk and vanilla extract in a bowl
  • Take a dollop of whipped cream and fold into the strawberry mixture to lighten it.
    Dollop of whipped cream on top of strawberry ice cream base
  • Proceed to add the rest of the whipped cream, folding gently so as not to deflate it.
    Whipped cream being folded into strawberry mixture
  • Stir in chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
    Chocolate chips being stirred into strawberry ice cream
  • Transfer strawberry ice cream with chocolate chips to a freezer-safe container. Smoothen the top and place plastic wrap directly on surface before covering with lid.
    Chocolate strawberry ice cream covered with plastic wrap
  • Freeze chocolate and strawberry ice cream overnight.

Video

Notes

See post for complete step-by-step photos and lots of ice cream making tips. 

Nutrition

Calories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 16mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 593IUVitamin C: 28mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Easy, No-Churn Ice Cream, Spring, Summer
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Robin

Sunday 11th of April 2021

I can't believe how easy it is to make ice cream. Thanks for sharing. I will definitely make this one.

Patricia

Wednesday 24th of March 2021

I love ice cream, but do not have room for an ice cream maker. I love that this can be made without one!

Leah

Saturday 20th of March 2021

Hi Jolina, it's my first time making homemade ice cream and it turned very out well. Ive been skeptical but now I'm excited to try more flavors! I added white chocolate chips because my daughter likes them and its a good combo.

Jolina

Monday 22nd of March 2021

Hi Leah, welcome to the wonderful world of homemade no-churn ice cream :) Enjoy!

Fransic

Thursday 25th of February 2021

We did once Oreo ice cream and it was amazing. I like it that it lasts a long time. This looks delicious. Thank you for sharing!

Stephanie

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I LOVE chocolate-covered strawberries, so this is amazing! I can't wait to give it a try. We always have fresh strawberries in our refrigerator.