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Homemade Blackberry Swirl Ice Cream


I wasn’t eating my blackberries quite fast enough and I didn’t want them to spoil so I decided to use them in ice cream.  I turned to my favorite ice cream book, Perfect Scoop: Ice Creams, Sorbets, Granitas, and Sweet Accompaniments by David Lebovitz and chose a recipe I’d used before.  All you need to do is make your favorite vanilla ice-cream and once it’s finished in the ice cream machine, layer it with mashed blackberries that have had a little sugar added to them.  You can also add a little vodka to them (like a tablespoon or two) to help keep them from freezing too solidly. 
When you scoop the ice cream from the container the layers create a swirl effect.  Simple!  If you don’t have an ice-cream book I really recommend David’s.  I have three ice-cream books but his is the only one I really use.
  1. renay permalink
    06-Jun-2008 8:51 pm

    the ice cream                                                                                                                                                                  looks good.

  2. Culinary permalink
    07-Jun-2008 5:49 am

    Glad you like it, renay!

  3. Jody permalink
    07-Jun-2008 12:15 pm

    Wow! This looks like exactly what I need on a sweltering east coast day! Great post and gorgeous photos. Thanks so much!

  4. Jennifer permalink
    08-Jun-2008 6:45 am

    Smart girl! Way to use those abundant berries. I\’ll have to check out the ice cream book you mention.thanks, jenj

  5. Culinary permalink
    09-Jun-2008 7:36 am

    @ East Coast – I wish we had some of that heat here – we have been way below normal temps all spring!
    @ jen:  The books is great, you\’ll like it!  (I hope!)

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