Weather permitting it is pick your own strawberry season and Hawkswick Lodge Farm in the lush Hertfordshire countryside just to the north of St Albans on the A1081, it is a family run business, growing soft fruit including Strawberries they are open Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 – 18:00 Saturday and Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00 Monday: Closed all day and charge just £2.00 per person and £0.50 per child.
So once you have picked your Hertfordshire strawberries and can’t eat them all you might need this very easy strawberry ice cream recipe, whilst enjoying this years Wimbledon.
To make a litre of ice cream take:
400g or so of strawberries,
1 x 250g tub mascarpone
½ x 397g can condensed milk
Pull the stalks out of the strawberries. If they are still quite hard, cut them in half or quarters with a table knife. Tip them into a flat-bottomed dish and use a potato masher to squash the strawberries as much as you can. Tip into a mixing bowl and add the mascarpone and mash this in too– don’t worry if it is a bit lumpy. Add the condensed milk and mix everything together. Don’t worry if the mix is streaky. Spoon the mixture into a metal or plastic box and put it in the freezer. Wait until the next day or at least 6 hours before scooping into bowls or cones. For an added treat melt some dark chocolate and dip the cone in it or spoon it over the ice cream before eating.
Source: BBC good food