Recently, a friend gave me an ice cream maker. He said he had one he found at a thrift store for a couple bucks and never used it, so he just gave it to me. I can’t believe it took 36 years on this Earth for me to obtain an ice cream maker. It’s at least 30 years too late.
I am in love! Because of this recipe!
For my very first time making ice cream EVER, I knew I had to keep to my sensibilities. The more unusual, the better. I love odd combinations of flavors, things that don’t sound like they would be good together, or like something few people try, or just plain ODD. In looking for recipes, I came across this recipe for Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream.
I knew it was the one. And dude. Was. I. Right.
Whenever I making something, the first time I go by the recipe. I didn’t deviate from that course with this. The only way I’ll deviate now is to try different flavor combinations. The ice cream itself was PERFECT! The vanilla and blackberry together were DELICIOUS. The family ate about half of it and we froze the rest. The next day it was even more perfect because it was exactly like what you get at the store (out of the machine, it was like soft serve). I’m so glad I started out with this recipe. My confidence is HIGH now people. Next, mint chocolate chip!
Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream
- 14-oz can low fat sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 1/2 cups half and half
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam or preserves, divided
- Combine sweetened condensed milk, cream, and half and half in a large bowl. Add vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of the jam to the milk mixture. Whisk until completely combined.
- Pour milk/cream mixture into your ice cream maker.
- Meanwhile, while ice cream is churning, heat the remaining jam in a small saucepan over medium heat until jam is thin and liquid-like. Drizzle the thinned jam into the ice cream maker five minutes before the churning is complete.
- Transfer thickened ice cream to a freezable container and freeze overnight.
Thank you Amanda, from Amanda’s Cooking for the FANTASTIC recipe. What flavor combinations do you think would work together? After the mint chocolate chip, I’m thinking ginger peach…..
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