Recipe by Ralph Marrone.  

This recipe that Linda shared is one of Ralph’s specialties. We’ve been eating it for years. The grandkids love it and we are all now ruined to any store-bought strawberry ice cream. 

Our Note: you could use peaches in place of strawberries too!


2 cups whole milk (I like Sand Hill Dairy from Fallon available from Centro Market)

2 cups heavy cream

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 cup fresh pureed strawberries


Bring milk and cream just to boiling point, remove from heat and add 3/4 cup sugar, stir to dissolve. Cool.

Puree the strawberries in a food processor until liquid and add the rest of the sugar, 1/2 cup. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the milk mixture. Taste for sweetness and freeze in ice cream maker.