Last week brought the official first day of summer, and with it temperatures that soared into the mid-nineties. Our last installment of sub-zero sweets couldn't be more appropriate for this weather and the season: fresh strawberries are blended with specks of vanilla bean and cold cream to create a genuine churned ice cream. Reluctant to invest in an ice cream maker? Our picks below prove that churns don't have to be large or expensive to produce the perfect cone or bowl.
2 1/8 cups whole milk
5/8 cup (or 4.9 ounces) heavy cream
2 tablespoons glucose
3/4 cup sugar
1 vanilla bean, split and scraped
1/2 cup (about 6 large eggs) egg yolk
1 1/8 cups strawberries, hulled and diced
1/4 cup sugar
Recipe courtesy of Aran Goyoaga of Cannelle et Vanille. Visit Cannelle et Vanille for preparation instructions.
Photo: Courtesy of Aran Goyoaga
Hamilton Beach single-serve ice cream maker
A single-serve ice cream maker is the perfect solution for couples that are low on space and looking to prep small amounts of this delicious treat. Hamilton Beach's version is cordless, comes in a variety of pastel hues, and whips up batches of ice cream in under 20 minutes.
"Half Pint" soft-serve ice cream maker, $24.99, Hamilton Beach
KitchenAid stand mixer attachment
KitchenAid stand mixers are one of the most popular registry items out there. Why not tack on this ingenious attachment, which makes up to 2 quarts of fresh, frozen treats? It's a low-impact investment with a very big reward.
Ice cream maker stand mixer attachment, $99.99, Kitchenaid
Cuisinart ice cream maker
If you're taking the plunge into full-on churned bliss, this is the ice cream maker for you. The double-insulated freezer bowl yields professional-tasting results, while the large spout on the easy-lock lid accommodates any kind of mix-in you can imagine.
"ICE-21" frozen yogurt, ice cream and sorbet maker, $59.95, Cuisinart
Zeroll ice cream scoop
For scooped perfection, rely on this classic designed in 1935. The aluminum body self-defrosts and prevents sticking.
Ice cream scoop, $20, MoMA
Cuisipro Scoop and Stack
This ergonomic, dishwasher-safe tool creates stackable scoops that are perfect for everything from a towering waffle cone to extra-rich chipwiches.
"Scoop and Stack" ice cream scoop, $14.32, Amazon
Virginia Sin porcelain ice cream cones
Put your "Scoop and Stack" to good use with these whimsical and reusable ice cream cone look-alikes.
"Low-Carb" ice cream cones, $18 each, Cube Marketplace
DVF Home martini glass
Cannelle et Vanille paired her homemade ice cream with berries and citrus-flavored sparkling water for a refreshing take on a traditional float. We suggest you do the same with this textured (martini) glass that holds everything from a cocktail to an ice cream float with flair.
"Twirl" martini glass, $23, DVF Home
Anthropologie gingham teaspoons
Capture the essence of summer by scooping up your creation with these cheerful gingham-patterned teaspoons.
"Checkered" teaspoons, $24 for four, Anthropologie
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— Arielle Shipper
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