Strawberry Ice-Yogurt

25 May

Early May is the beginning of the fruit harvest in our garden, starting with strawberries. We grow a variety of strawberry called Mara de bois, which is the nearest relative to the wild strawberry, it has an intense flavour and makes the most deliciously rich tasting ice-creams, I particularly like it made with yogurt or crème fraîche.

*500g strawberries
*150g sugar
*300ml double cream,
*thick yogurt or crème fraîche

Wash and hull the strawberries and put into a blender with the sugar, blitz to a puree then add the cream and blitz again to mix well. Pour into the ice cream maker and churn for 30 minutes or until the mixture has turned into a creamy ice. Spoon into cartons and put into the freezer.

Source This recipe originally came from my magimix cook book. It is so simple there is no need to change anything about the recipe except the cream part; having now tried a version with cream, yogurt and crème fraîche my preference is for the crème fraîche version. Gardener’s Tip Mara de bois is a perpetual variety, which means it produces fruit right through the summer and well into autumn. Not only is it a robust, easy to propagate, long fruiting variety but it has a wonderful deep strawberry taste – thoroughly recommended.

Originally posted Mas du Diable 25/05/07

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