As this heat wave continues, we thought you might like a creamy strawberry ice cream recipe to help keep you cool for a treat. Only five ingredients needed and no ice cream machine necesary.

  • bowl
  • masher or fork
  • spoon
  • whisk - hand or electric
  • freezer containers - empty, clean take-away containers work well
  • 500g strawberries
  • tin 397g condensed milk
  • 250ml greek yogurt
  • 250ml whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Dig the green stalks out of the strawberries, this will take time but it's worth it, you don't want the green stalks in your ice cream.


Put the strawberries into a bowl and mash with a potato masher or a fork until the berries are a pulp.


Add the condensed milk, yogurt and vanilla and mix with a big spoon.


In a clean bowl whip the cream with a whisk until you have soft peaks. This will take a little while if you're using a hand whisk, but keep going. Ask a friend to help you.


Add the whipped cream to the strawberry mixture and mix together. Pour into freezerpoof containers and freeeze for a few hours or until frozen.


You will need to take the ice cream out of the freezer a few minutes before you want to scoop to give it a chance to soften slightly...