2 Cups of strawberries (fresh or frozen)
4 oz/100g cream cheese softened.
1 cup of milk
1 cup of double cream
3/4 cup of caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
Flaked chocolate, toasted slivered almonds, mint leaves to garnish.
Place the strawberries in a bowl and mash them. Not too much. You do want to leave some wee bits of strawberry visible in the ice cream.
In a mixing bowl with a hand held mixer beat the cream cheese until smooth.
Add 1/2 a cup of the milk and mix until just blended
Add the mashed berries, remaining milk, cream sugar and vanilla (if using) and beat gently until combined.
Freeze the mixture in a metal dish or other container and freeze for 1 1/2 hours.
Remove from the freezer and beat well.
Return to the freezer for an hour.
Serve in cones or glasses
Garnish with the chocolate or almonds or mint or all of them.
Note: I didn't use vanilla. The flavour is perfect without it.
Thank you Gloria.