Sour Cream Ice Cream with Strawberries and Brown Sugar

  • Serves

    makes about 1 1/2 quarts


Sour cream gives this ice cream a tang that's balanced by a rich rum, strawberry, and brown sugar swirl.


  • 1 lb. ripe strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 13 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. corn syrup
  • 1 tbsp. dark rum
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 14 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 12 cups heavy cream
  • 1 12 cups sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract


Step 1

Combine strawberries, brown sugar, corn syrup, rum, lemon juice, 1⁄2 tsp. salt, and nutmeg in a 2-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture has thickened to a jam-like consistency, about 35 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool completely.

Step 2

Meanwhile, whisk granulated sugar and yolks in a bowl until smooth; set aside. Bring remaining salt and cream to a boil in a 1-qt. saucepan over medium-high heat; let cool slightly. Slowly whisk hot cream into sugar mixture until smooth. Return to saucepan over medium heat and cook until mixture thickens and coats the back of a wooden spoon, about 15 minutes. Stir in sour cream and vanilla until combined; cover with plastic wrap, pressing it against the surface of the custard. Chill custard completely.

Step 3

Pour custard into an ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer's instructions until churned and thick. Transfer ice cream to a bowl, and swirl in strawberry mixture. Transfer to an airtight storage container; freeze until set, at least 4 hours.

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