Fresh Blackberry Ice Cream Recipe

Use blackberries to create this delightfully refreshing ice cream recipe.


2 cups fresh blackberries, rinsed
1 cup sugar, divided
1 egg yolk
1 cup half-and-half
1 cup whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
mint leaves (to garnish)


1 Mix blackberries and 1/2 cup sugar in small saucepan.

Bring to low boil, simmer 5 minutes to dissolve sugar and break up berries. Cool slightly. Puree in blender.

Press puree through fine sieve to remove seeds. Discard seeds. Set puree aside.

2 Mix egg yolk, remaining 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup half and half in a small saucepan.

Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens slightly (about 5 min).

3 Whisk remaining half and half, all of cream and cinnamon and vanilla into cooked mixture. Whisk in blackberry puree.

4 Cool and chill the ice cream base mixture for 1-2 hours or overnight.

5 Pour cold mixture into electric ice cream machine and process according to manufacturers directions (takes about 25 minutes to make in a Cuisinart electric ice cream maker).

6 Garnish with mint leaves.