Last Friday morning, my sister and I woke up at 6:00 AM to take Metro North to New Haven, so my mom could pick us up for a long drive to Cape Cod. Almost eight hours (and an unfortunate train delay) later we finally arrived at the Cape and stuffed our faces with fresh seafood. To take the pain away from our voyage, I turned to the one food that solves all problems: ice cream. This was my first time making homemade ice cream in years and I was thrilled with the results! I've been trying to take advantage of all the fresh summer berries so cooked down some blackberries and swirled it into vanilla. Needless to say, I'll be making it again sometime soon. I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday weekend!
Blackberry Swirl Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
- In a small saucepan, combine berries, lemon juice, and sugar and cook down until the sugar has dissolved and the berries and soft. With a wooden spoon, crush the berries and stir. Add in cornstarch and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes until thickened. Transfer to glass bowl and cool completely (use the freezer to speed this up).
- In a large bowl, mix together cream, milk, sugar, and vanilla. Use a rubber spatula to make sure you're getting all the sugar off the bottom. Mix well until the sugar has dissolved.
- Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to instructions. Churn until you get a soft serve consistency.
- Using a deep baking dish (I used a loaf pan), spoon berry mixture onto the bottom and quickly scoop some ice cream on top. Working in layers, add berry mixture, some chocolate chunks, followed by ice cream. Once you have used all the ice cream, top with more berry mixture and chocolate. Don't stir it together more or else you will lose the swirls! Cover with wax paper and freeze for another 4 or 5 hours, and serve!
- 2 cups fresh blackberries
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/4 cup raw turbinado sugar
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 cup whole milk
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 2/3 cup raw turbinado sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 chocolate bar roughly chopped into small pieces