Strawberry red pepper ice cream

August 31, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

This is an ice cream which combines strawberries and roasted red peppers with a little bit of heat from paprika or Aleppo. —Sagegreen

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup cooked and sugared strawberries, chilled
  • 1 cup fire roasted mild red pepper
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (it happened to be whipped already)
  • 1/3 cup acacia honey
  • 1/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot paprika (for more heat) or Aleppo pepper flakes (for milder)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fennel seed, milled or ground
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • sprinkle of hot paprika or Aleppo chili pepper flakes for garnish
  1. Assemble the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree. Then chill the mix thoroughly. If you do not want heat you could use a sweet paprika instead.
  2. Pour into an ice cream maker and process according to the maker's directions. Serve right away (or store in the freezer and then let soften for serving).
  3. Garnish with a daring sprinkle of Hungarian hot paprika or Aleppo chili pepper flakes.

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  • BlueKaleRoad
  • Bevi
  • drbabs
  • Panfusine

21 Reviews

fiveandspice July 25, 2011
Love it! So creative.
Sagegreen July 25, 2011
Thanks, f&s!
BlueKaleRoad July 24, 2011
I am so intrigued by this ice cream and will definitely be making it. Sounds absolutely wonderful! Love to pull out our ice cream maker...
Sagegreen July 25, 2011
Thanks, BKR. This ice cream has an interesting texture with the ricotta, peppers and strawberries, and great pink color.
Bevi July 23, 2011
Wow - I may finally have to buy an ice cream maker.
Sagegreen July 23, 2011
You won't regret it! Thanks to ChezSuzanne and drbabs among others with all their inspiration, I did last summer. This was my first recipe with it, too!
drbabs July 23, 2011
It's funny; I was thinking of an ice cream with chili peppers, too! I didn't remember this from last summer.
Sagegreen July 23, 2011
Well, I did change the name for this week. I bet there will be other ice cream recipes, so you should go forward with yours!
Panfusine July 23, 2011
wow!!!!!! love this spice cream!
Sagegreen July 23, 2011
Thanks, p!
pauljoseph September 7, 2010
very good recipe
AppleAnnie September 1, 2010
I have the same ice cream maker attachment, and I find it tricky to pour into. Your use of of ricotta cheese in the ice cream is quite original, and so appealing. I'm with Lizthechef as a fan of your culinary creativity.
Sagegreen September 1, 2010
Thank you. I just happen to have ricotta and thought it would pair well with the roasted peppers. It was really good right when I made it. Tonight I needed to let it sit for a good 5 minutes for everything to soften again. I really do like the hot paprika as a controlled garnish!
Lizthechef September 1, 2010
Your creativity in the kitchen overwhelms me!
Sagegreen September 1, 2010
You are so kind! Thank you. This was fun to make. It is on the savory side of sweet.
TiggyBee August 31, 2010
I think I need to become the proud owner of an ice cream maker!! : )
Sagegreen August 31, 2010
It is such fun. This is the first time I used it and it is easy! Bet you will love one!
gingerroot August 31, 2010
Aww thanks, Sagegreen!! This is gorgeous and has such an interesting combination of flavors - I bet it is delicious. It is inspiring me to make something frozen right now. Hooray for the arrival of your ice cream attachment! I can't wait for your next frozen recipe(s)...
Sagegreen August 31, 2010
Thanks, I just tried hot paprika with this and it is great!
dymnyno August 31, 2010
Did you remove the skins of the peppers after roasting?
Sagegreen August 31, 2010
Yes, completely! I did that over a bag inside, but my photo just shows my roasting process outside.