One of my favorite things about growing up in Vermont is being surrounded by wild berries. When I was a little girl, every summer around this time, you would find me deep in the pricker bushes in our backyard. I would emerge, sometimes hours later, with red scratches all over my body, a container of fresh berries in my hand, a triumphant smile on my face. And we'd enjoy them all day long.
Red raspberries would come first, followed quickly by the black raspberries and then in mid- to late-August, the big juicy blackberries would start to pop. If you haven't tried black raspberries, I wish I could send you some. They're a little more tart than red raspberries, but have that dark, bold flavor that blackberries do. They're a genius blend of berry goodness.
I was visiting my parents in Vermont a few weeks ago and the black raspberries were bursting off the bushes. I picked as many as humanly possible, scouring the hills behind their house until each bush was picked clean.
We ate some in our pancakes the next day, but I knew what I wanted to use the rest for: black raspberry ice cream. I've used them in recipes before, like this Peach & Black Raspberry Tart or this Black Raspberry Cheesecake, but never in an ice cream.
And until now, I had yet to perfect my dairy-free ice cream recipe. And now I've made it numerous times, so I hope you're ready for some ice cream recipes. I've got loads of them coming your way!
But for now, let's just have a scoop of this black raspberry ice cream. It's a burst of summer in every bite.
- Blend the milks, honey, and vanilla in a high speed blender. Chill in the fridge fro 1 – 2 hours.
- Prepare the ice cream according to your ice cream manufacturers instructions, adding the black raspberries at the very end.
- If the ice cream is not quite the consistency you’re looking for, transfer it to a freezer safe container and freeze for 2 – 4 hours.
- To serve, let ice cream sit at room temperature for 10 minutes.
|Serving Size||½ cup|
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 658kcal Calories from fat 422|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 47g||72%|
|Saturated Fat 41g||205%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||20%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|