Monday, August 22, 2011

Raspberry Ice Cream

Our dad is the supreme being of ice cream makers. He started out without an ice cream machine – just using the stir and freeze method. Then he moved up to the kind you pour ice around and salt and have to keep checking every 10 minutes. Now, thanks to a dear friend, he has the fancy schmancy kind that you just plug in and leave. It has a timer and everything. It’s pretty awe inspiring.
Even better.....sometimes he lets us use it!
This week I have been experimenting with different flavours. I figured I better get the ice cream making out of my system before autumn and it is too chilly for ice cream.
Wait, did I just say it got too chilly for ice cream?
What am I saying!
It is NEVER too chilly for ice cream.
This one is a classic dad flavor – Raspberry Ice Cream.
Sue brought us some blackberries from her in-laws so I thought they would be tasty instead of the usual raspberries. FYI - blackberries work just as well as raspberries for this recipe!
The lovely color in this raspberry ice cream makes it perfect for Valentine's Day!

Raspberry Ice Cream

2 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup corn syrup
4 cups raspberry (or blackberry) puree
2 cups whipping cream

In large bowl, beat together eggs and sugar until sugar is dissolved and eggs are very light in color. Add corn syrup and beat until well combined. Add in the fruit puree and whipping cream. Beat about 5 minutes, until very smooth.

Above is the blackberry puree from the time I made it with blackberries. How gorgeous is that color? FYI - the fruit puree is made by simply blending the fruit and then pressing through a sieve to get the seeds out. 

Process according to manufactures instructions for your ice cream maker.
It’s just that simple.
If you aren’t lucky enough to have an ice cream maker then you can use the stir and freeze method. Basically this involves placing it in the freezer it and taking it out and stirring it every hour until it is frozen. You can also take it out every hour and whip it with beaters for a smoother version.

So smooth and creamy. It's amazing.If you haven't made homemade ice cream before this is a fantabulous recipe to start with!

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