|Main ingredients||Strawberries, eggs, cream, vanilla, sugar|
Strawberry ice cream is a flavor of ice cream made with strawberry or strawberry flavoring. It is made by blending in fresh strawberries or strawberry flavoring with the eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar used to make ice cream. Most strawberry ice cream is colored pink or light red. Strawberry ice cream dates back at least to 1813, when it was served at the second inauguration of James Madison. Along with vanilla and chocolate ice cream, strawberry is one of the three flavors in Neapolitan ice cream. Variations of strawberry ice cream include strawberry cheesecake ice cream and strawberry ripple ice cream, which is vanilla ice cream with a ribbon of strawberry jam or syrup. Some ice cream sandwiches are prepared neapolitan-style, and include strawberry ice cream.
- January 15 is National Strawberry Ice Cream Day---possibly celebrating its debut at the above-mentioned Inauguration.
The earliest account for strawberry ice cream occurred in 1744, when Thomas Bladen, the governor of Maryland served a dessert of frozen strawberries and ice cream to commissioners.
The strawberry ice cream is steeped in legend, when in the early 19th, berries were used to flavor and color a unique desert created by Sallie Shadd, a freed slave who her family ran a tearoom in Wilmington, Delaware.
In 1812, Dolley Madison served a magnificent creation of strawberry ice cream during President James Madison's inaugural banquet at the White House in Washington D.C.