This classic Italian dessert combines three vibrant flavors – vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry – in one delightful loaf. Perfect for summer days or anytime you crave a creamy treat, this homemade ice cream is surprisingly simple to make!


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup chopped fresh strawberries


  1. In a spacious bowl, whip the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Imagine clouds forming as you beat!
  2. One by one, gently incorporate the eggs, ensuring they’re fully blended before adding the next.
  3. Now, stir in the heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt, creating a smooth base.
  4. Separate the mixture into three equal portions. Time to unleash your inner color magician!
  5. In one bowl, whisk the cocoa powder into one-quarter of the batter, transforming it into chocolatey goodness.
  6. In another bowl, fold the juicy strawberries and another one-quarter of the batter, creating a swirl of pink delight.
  7. Pour the plain vanilla batter into a 9×5-inch loaf pan, letting it settle like a snowy blanket.
  8. Gently layer the chocolate batter on top, followed by the strawberry mixture, completing your tricolor masterpiece.
  9. Send your creation to the freezer for at least 6 hours, or overnight for a perfectly scoopable texture. Patience is key to achieving creamy magic!

Serving Time:

  1. Let the ice cream soften slightly before scooping, making it easier to capture those beautiful layers.

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Tips & Tricks:

  • For an extra rich chocolate flavor, consider using dark cocoa powder.
  • Feel free to swap the strawberries for other berries like raspberries, blueberries, or even blackberries!
  • Craving a touch of crunch? Add chopped nuts or chocolate chips to the chocolate layer for a surprise burst of texture.

Now, grab a spoon and dive into this homemade Neapolitan dream! Remember, with a little love and these simple instructions, you can create a frozen masterpiece from the comfort of your kitchen. Enjoy!