I've adapted this recipe from one that came with the Cuisinart ice cream maker.
Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream
Makes about 14 - 1/2 cup servings
3 cups fresh ripe strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (don't skip this! It really adds a brightness)
1 1/2 cups sugar, divided
1 1/4 cups whole milk
2 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
In a small bowl, combine the strawberries with the lemon juice and 1/2 cup of the sugar. Stir gently and allow the strawberries to macerate in the juices for 2 hours. Place the strawberry mixture in a food processor and puree. (Alternately, you can use a blender).
Add the milk and the remaining 1 cup sugar and process until sugar is completely dissolved, this may take a few minutes (I usually test it with my fingers to make sure you don't feel any "grit"). Add the heavy cream and vanilla and process again. Then pour the whole mixture into an electric ice cream maker and process according to directions (mine is done in 20-25 minutes). The ice cream will be a soft, creamy texture. You can serve it as is, but I usually transfer the ice cream to a container and freeze it for a couple of hours before serving.
Remove from freezer and let sit for a few minutes before serving (homemade ice cream freezes to a much harder consistency than store bought).
* Fresh Peach Ice Cream: you can substitute 3 cups fresh, sliced peaches for the strawberries
Now go eat it!!