Blackberry Ice-cream #KidsInTheKitchen

By | August 4, 2014

I’d never attempted to make ice cream before yesterday, not sure why now. It was soooo easy and the finished colour was amazing.

Lots of scope to adapt and experiment with different fruits too.

This recipe came from but I adjusted the ingredient quantities a bit.

Blackberry ice-cream:

Equipment needed:
Small saucepan
Wooden spoon
Mixing bowl
Plastic bowl

500g blackberries
(I used up what we had left, just under 400g)
75g caster sugar
30ml water
300ml whipping/double cream
(Hubbie brought in 2 x 284ml cartons so that’s what we used)
Nb: I guess using more blackberries versus less cream would have made for a stronger colour but the flavour was fine with the lesser amount

And here’s how we did it:

Put the fruit, sugar and water into a saucepan. Stir, cover with lid and summer for 5 minutes. Stir again.

The original recipe said put the fruit mixture then through a sieve but I wanted to keep the blackberry bits in it so I whisked the fruit mixture together until it looked like a sauce (ish). Transfer to a plastic bowl/container. Set aside to cool.

Now for the cream. Whisk the cream until it’s thickened but still soft.

Make sure the fruit is cool enough before you add the cream otherwise any heat might effect the cream.
Add in the cream and fold in gently, ensuring all the fruit is incorporated.

Put into the freezer for two hours. Whisk or mash the ice-cream up with a fork and return to the freezer for a further two hours. Repeat the whisking/mash process.

Totally yummy with the blackberry crumble squares I made on Saturday, I just love the colour of the ice cream.

T was extremely partial to the combo too, another way of upping his fruit intake without any additives/preservatives (yes, that is his bowl).
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rebecca beesley on 4th August 2014 at 9:19 pm.

wow that looks awesome! We made some raspberry icecream a few years back with raspberries when we picked too many at pick your own. I remember staying up late to keep stirring it in the freezer but it really did taste great. Hadn’t thought about using blackberries – great idea! x


Jeannette on 5th August 2014 at 11:21 am.

Thanks Rebecca, I love the sound of raspberry ice cream, think that may be next…the mashing bit every so often was a pain especially as our freezer is in the conservatory so it was melting very quickly but the taste was amazing 🙂


Anne on 5th August 2014 at 5:52 pm.

I’ve not attempted ice cream myself, I don’t know if I’d have the patience. I will have a go one day though, I like the idea of making a flavour I would really like.


Jeannette on 12th August 2014 at 1:15 pm.

Thanks, it was very easy to make and the flavour was amazing 🙂


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