Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fresh Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Have you ever been Blackberry picking? 
It is a trying, painful job. But oh so worth it! 
I have a neighbor who has these growing 
along side his fence. 
So of course I asked if I could pick some.
*Country folk are a very sharing kind of people!* 
Just look at the size of these berries.
Fresh picked Blackberries!
I wanted to make something special using these juicy berries. With it being so hot and humid these past few days, Ice Cream came to mind! You just can't beat the taste of Homemade Ice Cream. This recipe is by far the best.
Homemade Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
 Start by placing the mixing bowl portion of your Ice Cream maker into the freezer to chill while you prepare. (you will keep it in there over night)
Fresh Blackberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
In a large sauce pan stir together and bring to a boil the following:
3 C. Sugar
1 (3.4 oz.)Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
1/8 tsp. Salt
8 C. Whole Milk

Stirring constantly bring to a medium boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl beat together:
4 lg. Eggs
1 TBSP. Vanilla

Take 1 C. of the hot milk mixture, slowly pour into the eggs and whisk together.
Then whisk the egg mixture into the hot milk. 
(you are tempering the eggs so they wont "cook" and become scrambled)
Return back to heat stirring until it comes to a med. boil once again. Cook for another 2 minutes. Turn off heat.

Now you will Whisk in (2) 8 oz. pkg. of softened Cream Cheese. 
Once blended, place the mixture into a Ice Bath to help cool quickly.
Place a piece of plastic wrap over the top of custard preventing a "skin" to form.
Let chill overnight.
In a separate bowl place 3 C. of the fresh rinsed Blackberries along with
2 C. Heavy Whipping Cream. You will chill this over night as well.

Now the next morning stir together the berries & cream into the custard.
Place into your chilled ice cream bowl and prepare as directed on your ice cream maker. *Mine only took 30 minutes. then I transferred the ice cream into a bowl to freeze for later. You won't believe how good this is.

To "cool" Summer night's!


Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

That's one of my absolute favorite kinds of ice cream and it's very difficult to find a good one in the stores. Thank you for sharing your great recipe. I'll be making it. :-)

Brenda said...

Cheesecake ice cream! OMG, does that ever sound good. Great minds think alike, I posted ice cream today too. :o) I hope you're have a great week!

Food Glorious Food! said...

Ohhhh... Such sinful treat! Love it and shall try making it soon :) Thanks for sharing dear!

Sinful Sundays said...

I love how you picked those blackberries from right over the fence. Lucky! Your ice-cream looks delish too! :)

The Better Baker said...

Those berries are just beautiful! I wanna come over for some ice cream...wish you could deliver. =) MMMMMM!!!

Gloria said...

Love berries Lark and this Ice Cream look heavenly!!! gloria

Holly said...

AMAZING LARK!! This ice cream sounds like heaven : )

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

wow Lark this ice cream sounds SO FLIPPIN AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for the share here, but not surprised you have such a great touch with everything you do!

Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks said...

I'm suppose to get an ice cream attachment for my new KitchenAid because of a rebate...I wish it would get here soon so I can make this!

The Farmers Wife said...

Ok I need to come visit you ... It's settled. Either that or buy an ice cream maker... This looks great!

Lisa said...

What a great recipe to celebrate National Ice Cream Month.

sliceofsouthern said...

Perfect timing...I just bought a ton of blackberries from my local farmer's market!! Can't wait to make this...!

Carrian said...

no fair!! Blackberries just growing! I haven't had that since I was little. I'm jealous!!!

Kim Bee said...

Wow this looks so delish!

Ruth said...

Ooh! I love blackberries - and in ice cream? Even better!

Concetta said...

You come up with the most amazing recipes dearest friend! I have so many things to share with you - I have been waiting to email you! We just got back from our vacation and I am planning on telling you all about it soon! Of course, while I was on vacation I kept up with one of my most favorite blogs and friends - you!
Have a wonderful day - we will talk soon!


basilmomma: Heather Tallman said...

Oh my! Look at those HUGE berries! This looks so good! I am going to print and add this to my ice cream recipe file!! Great job!!

Desi said...

I love strawberry cheesecake ice cream, but have never had blackberry cheesecake ice cream. I'll have to give it a try! I wanted to invite your over to my cookbook giveaway that is going on right now until July 16th. Stop on by to enter! Hope you are having a great week :)


Miz Helen said...

Hi Lark,
We have had a fair blackberry harvest this year, with the heat and lack of rain it has cut down our production,but we do have just enough for me to try this wonderful recipe of yours. It looks delicious.
Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week. Have a great week end!
Miz Helen

Jane said...

Hey Lark,
My husband just pointed out a bunch of blackberry bushes around my house so I'm definitely going to give this a try! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe on Melt in Your Mouth Monday! :)

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