Take a container of strawberries and wash and hull them. Place some in a blender and give it a whirl. You want enough to make a cup and a half of strawberry puree. Mix your puree directly with your vanilla base and put it in your ice cream maker. Proceed following the directions on your maker. I have an electric ice cream maker with a metal container and a wooden bucket. It uses a plastic dasher to churn the ice cream. You know, the kind that needs ice and rock salt to do it's magic. I'm sure it would work well with whatever style maker you own. You will want to process your ice cream until it starts to firm up and becomes semi-frozen.
While you are waiting for your ice cream to process, prepare the rest of your strawberries. Give them a rough chop on a cutting board.
Now, if you want to make make your ice cream extra fancy pants you could do the following:
Add your chocolate glazed crackers to the ice cream at the same time as your mashed strawberries. Have your dasher stir it all in. The crackers taste just like a graham cracker crust, with a chocolate bonus. The chocolate prevents them from getting too soggy. (I saw this technique on the Tasty Kitchen blog and it is miraculous!)
And there you have it---strawberry pie ice cream!!