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!
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