Recipe: Blackberry Ice Cream

Do you love homemade ice cream? We do! Saturday the girls and I went over to our church and picked blackberries...a gallon container of them. Sunday we were going to have several friends over for a small bonfire get together. I thought Blackberry ice cream would be perfect. 

I have never made blackberry ice cream and on Sunday was doing a little searching online for a recipe (actually I was scrambling because hubby was at the store and called to see what I would need...). I was very quickly looking for recipes and from browsing said "get 1/2 gallon whole milk, a pint of whipping cream, sugar....etc., etc., etc.). Well, when he got home, I realized these recipes only made a little bit of ice cream and I wanted to make 4 qts...oops! Well, back to searching I went and realized if I tweaked some things I could make this work...I am, after all a smart person!

I found several recipes, but I just wasn't in a complicated mood yesterday and several of them seemed complicated, until I found this one, at Cully's Kitchen. Go check out her blog and give her a shout out! It looked yummy, it sounded yummy and I decided to try it.
 (Like my chicken scratch)

I needed to tweak some of the ingredients as well as Quadruple it, and still it turned out amazing. I'm going to give you the directions that I used for my 4 Qt. Ice cream maker. I think you could reduce the sugar a bit (maybe not add it into the blackberries), it was a bit sweet but not too bad. I also did not have half-n-half, or enough whipping cream so I substituted the missing amounts with whole milk and it turned out fine. I did research to see if it was okay to do this, and actually if you want a lower calorie ice cream they recommend it. So, here ya go!
 Blackberry Ice Cream (for 4 qt. maker)


8 c. fresh blackberries, rinsed
4 c. sugar, divided
4 lg. egg yolks (hubby got med. eggs, so I used 6; 1 1/2 med.=1 lg.)
4 c. half-n-half
4 c. whipping cream
1 or more tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. cinnamon


1. In a medium saucepan, combine berries and 2 c. sugar. Bring to a low boil and simmer until sugar is dissolved.Set aside to cool slightly.

2. Puree berry mixture in your blender or processor. Strain through a mesh sieve. 
3. In a large saucepan, combine egg yolks, remaining 2 c. sugar and 2 c. half-n-half. Cook over low heat until mixture comes to a slow boil and thickens. (This seemed to take FOREVER!!).
4. Whisk in remaining half-n-half, all of the cream, cinnamon and vanilla.
5. Whisk in blackberry puree. 
6. Place in refrigerator 1-2 hours or overnight.

7. Place cooled mixture into your ice cream canister and follow manufacturers instructions for the rest!

It was wonderful, and got rave reviews. 
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With Joy UNquenchable,


  1. Perfect timing, my blackberries are just ripening. Your ice-cream looks delicious, but I might be prejudiced because blackberries are my favorite berries. Thanks for sharing your recipe and resources with the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  2. What a fantastic seasonal treat! Your blackberry ice cream looks wholesome and scrumptious. Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul hop.


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