I took Wynn to a local farm here in North Carolina to pick strawberries, fresh from the field. I was craving fresh strawberry ice cream and homemade jam and I wanted to show Wynn how God grows treasures like straweberries! I wasn’t sure what to expect from a little boy, just turned two years old, in a strawberry patch, but the day turned out to be a great success.
He was a great helper and kept our fellow patrons entertained by waving wildly to anyone who passed by and saying “Hiiii! How ya doin’??? Wynn’s pickin’ strawberries!!!!”
We also sampled one or two, warmed through from the hot morning sun. I am so glad that God loved the world so much that he created strawberries to usher in the first of summer.
We took home a gallon of fresh berries and made ice cream that same afternoon. Here is my recipe for perfectly delicious homemade strawberry ice cream. I used an automatic ice cream maker. Quick and easy and kept my toddler entertained the full 25 minutes it was churning!
If you can wait, put the freezer container full of ice cream in your freezer and wait an hour or two for the ice cream to have a firm, scoopable consistency. I personally prefer it soft, right out of the bowl!
First and last images via Cook2Shoot, all other images, mine.