Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream

Yield: 1/2 gallon

16 to 20 ounces frozen strawberries, thawed or 1 pint fresh, stemmed, strawberries
1, 3-ounce package strawberry gelatin
1 cup boiling water
1 ½ cups sugar
2 eggs
2 cups milk
1 cup whipping cream

1. Prepare strawberries and set aside. Dissolve gelatin in water stirring until thoroughly dissolved.

2. Beat together eggs and sugar until fluffy and well mixed, using medium speed of an electric mixer. Add and blend in the milk and cream.

3. Combine egg and gelatin mixtures, mixing with an electric mixer until thoroughly blended.

4. Pour mixture into ice cream can and cool. Place the can in place in the ice cream freezer. Surround with layers of coarse salt and cracked ice, using eight parts ice to one part salt.

5. After ice cream is almost of desired firmness, add strawberries and allow to mix until fruit is thoroughly blended.

6. When ice cream is firm, pack it down and cover with the corked lid (cork keeps salt out of ice cream). Repack freezer, using four parts ice to one part salt—then cover with a heavy paper or cloth allowing to rest two to three hours.

Note: Any type of gelatin flavor or fruit can be substituted.

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