Local Strawberries: Fun Facts & Our Favorite Homemade Ice Cream Recipe

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Local Strawberries

First Fruit to Ripen Each Spring
Each Strawberry on Average has 200 Seeds
CA produces 75% of the US Strawberry Crop
Strawberries are a Perennial; They Grow Back Each Year
Strawberries are Grown in Every US State
Only Fruit with Seeds on the Outside

Homemade Strawberry Icecream

6 large egg yolks
2 cups whole milk
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 cups crushed fresh strawberries, sweetened

Place egg yolks and milk in the top of a double boiler; beat. Add sugar and salt. Cook over simmering water, stirring until mixture is thickened and coats a metal spoon. Cool.
Add the vanilla, cream and strawberries. Pour into the cylinder of an ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer’s directions. When ice cream is frozen, transfer to a freezer container; freeze for 2-4 hours before serving.

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