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Strawberry and balsamic ice cream

This refreshing strawberry ice cream is so delicious it'll be a struggle to wait for it to freeze!

Serves 6

Prep Time 15 min

Cooking Time 10 min + cooling + freezing


    • 450g strawberries, hulled and sliced, plus extra to decorate
    • 1tbsp caster sugar
    • 2tbsp balsamic vinegar

For the custard

  • 340ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 2tbsp custard powder
  • 2tbsp caster sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 170g pot 5% fat Greek yogurt
  • Fresh mint sprigs, to decorate (optional)


  1. Heat the oven to 160°C/fan 140°C/gas 4. Put the sliced strawberries in a bowl, then sprinkle over the 1tbsp sugar and balsamic vinegar, and toss to coat evenly. Spread the strawberries over a baking tray lined with baking paper, then roast for 8–10 min until shrivelled a little. Cool completely, then whiz in a blender until smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, mix 6tbsp of the milk with the custard powder and the 2tbsp sugar to form a paste. Heat the rest of the milk with the vanilla paste or extract in a medium saucepan until simmering. Mix the hot milk into the paste in the bowl with a balloon whisk, then pour the custard back into the pan. Return to the heat for a few min, stirring, until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Pour into a clean bowl to cool completely.
  3. Once the custard and strawberry purée are both completely cold, mix together along with the yogurt. Pour into a freezerproof container and freeze for 1 hr 30 min.
  4. Remove from the freezer and whisk with a fork, then freeze for at least 1 hr more or until solid.
  5. Take the ice cream out of the freezer to soften slightly 10 min before serving. Serve 2 scoops per person, decorated with mint sprigs, if using, and extra strawberries.

Nutrition per serving

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144kcal 5.2g 2.9g 1.7g 3.4g 21.2g 0.1g 113mg 25.9g 0.3mg

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