Strawberry Swirl Ice Cream

  • Prep Time: 60 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 1x



  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 1 vanilla bean
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries


  1. Hull strawberries and place in a food processor. Pulse until strawberries have smoothed out.
  2. Slice the vanilla bean in half and scrape in to a medium pot. Add in heavy cream, milk, and turn on heat to medium. Bring milk to just before it starts to boil and forms bubbles around the edge. In a separate bowl, whisk together egg yolks and sugar until mixture is lighten in color.
  3. While whisking constantly, stream about a 1/4 cup a cup of the heated milk mixture in to the egg mixture. Continue to pour milk while whisking.
  4. Add contents back to the pot and cook until mixture becomes thick and coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  5. From here, let cool completely in the refrigerator. Next, freeze according to machine’s instructions or you or check out this post that has helpful hints on what to do without a machine. When ice cream has thickened, remove half from the ice cream machine and set aside in freezer. Pour in strawberries and continue to run machine until strawberries have blended. Pour into vanilla portion and swirl. Freeze until hard.