Thursday, April 14, 2011

Blackberry Sherbet

We love ice cream at our house, and we especially love homemade ice cream, but I hate how time consuming it is to make.  I like simple recipes that are quick yet delicious.  I don't have time to stand over a saucepan and heat the half and half and egg yolks until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.  So I went looking for a recipe that would take the hassle out of making ice cream, and I found it.  It's not ice cream but a fruit sherbet recipe.  It contains cream and milk, close enough for me.

I modified the original recipe, and this is what I did.

2 cups blackberries (I used frozen.)
2/3 cups sugar (The original recipe called for 2 cups.  Yikes!  That's alot of sugar.)
2 cups whole milk (or sweet milk if you want to be old-fashioned)
1 cup heavy cream

Mix the blackberries and sugar in a saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved.  Cool completely and stir in the milk and cream.  Get this mixture as cold as possible!  I don't have any patience and should have chilled mine longer.  Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions.

Next time I may steep some crushed mint leaves in the blackberry/sugar mixture or change up the fruit.  I have some pureed figs in the freezer that would be heavenly in this recipe.

Please let me know if you make this and how you like it!

Happy homesteading,


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