12large frozen* or fresh strawberriesabout 2 cups of berries
*if you are using frozen berriesallow them to thaw at room temperature for about half an hour before mashing them.
Mash the strawberries in a medium size saucepan. Add the sugar and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to simmer and while stirring constantly, cook 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, let cool and then chill in the freezer while the ice cream is churning.
Combine all ice cream ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Pour into ice cream machine and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. When the ice cream is almost finished churning, remove the cold strawberry puree from the freezer and stir well. Add 1/2 a cup puree to the ice cream in the machine.
When the ice cream has finished churning, transfer to a freezer safe container. Drizzle with the remaining strawberry puree; I reserved 1/4 cup of the puree for topping. Use a knife to swirl the berries through the ice cream. Chill in the freezer for a couple hours before serving. Enjoy!