Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fresh Raspberry Homemade Ice Cream

In honor of National Ice Cream Month and the fact that's its summer, we decided to share another homemade ice cream recipe.  This one is made from fresh raspberries with some dark chocolate chip chunks.  If you think you've had true raspberry ice cream before, you're wrong.  The fresh berries in this makes it taste so much sweeter and real. It's very similar to our Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream in that it is easy and cheap. We can't go on long enough about how delicious this ice cream will turn out, so you'll just have to experience it for yourself. 

The ingredients are simple for this recipe: sugar, heavy whipping cream, milk, raspberries, a lemon and some chocolate.
Start by throwing 2 cups or 16 oz container of fresh raspberries into a bowl.  Add the juice of 1/2 a lemon and 3/4 cup of sugar.
Thoroughly combine these ingredients and then cover.

Here comes the patient part... refrigerate the raspberry mix for 2 hour and stir every 30 minutes.

Once you've waited for your berries long enough, mix the other ingredients.

In a separate bowl beat 2 eggs until they are light and fluffy.  This took us a couple of minutes.

Next add in 3/4 cup of sugar slowly. After add in 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of heavy whipping cream.

Make sure the cream mixture is thoroughly combined.

Now that your berries have chilled for 2 hours and your cream base is made, add the juice only from the raspberry mix.

Take the remaining raspberries and mash using either a blender, food processor, or hammer.

Aubree's Note: The hammer was a joke, just in case you couldn't tell. (I couldn't the first time...stick with the blender).

If you like your ice cream with chunks of the fruit in it, then don't mash the raspberries too much.  However if you want the smooth texture then blend thoroughly.

After add the raspberries to the cream mixture.

Whisk until blended together well.

Pour ice cream mix into the ice cream maker and begin the process of freezing this stuff.

We made our ice cream at night.  I believe the neighbors hated us.  The ice cream mixer ran for approx. 30 - 40 minutes.  We checked a few times and made sure there was plenty of salt to lower the temperature of the ice. (yes that is actually possible)

Once the ice cream looked almost done throw in some chopped chocolate if you'd like.  Let it run for a few minutes and then pull out the ice cream.

So of course who is actually patient enough to let the ice cream harden after the mixing is finished.  However, placing the ice cream in the freezer is key to making store bought looking ice cream.

Ashley's tip: Let the ice cream sit in the freezer overnight.  This way it won't melt on you in 2 seconds after you scoop it. 

This ice cream sat for 8+ hours before we scooped it.

That's it. Mix some fruit, mix some cream and then use an ice cream maker.  We doubled the recipe and made 4 quarts of ice cream for a total of $7. Yup, good day.
If you're not a fan of raspberries, or you had this and want to try more then all you need to do is switch the fruit out.  Other berries like blackberries, strawberries or boysenberries would be delicious;  Or go for peaches or apricots.  Any of these combinations sound amazing, top with fruit or candy and you're set for summer.


2 cups Raspberries
1/2 Lemon
1 1/2 Sugar
2 cups Heavy whipping cream
1 cup Milk
2 Eggs

Combine raspberries, juice from 1/2 a lemon and 3/4 cup sugar in bowl.  Refrigerate for 2 hours and mix every 30 minutes.
Whisk 2 eggs until light and fluffy.  Slowly add in 3/4 cup of sugar continually whisking.  Then combine with milk and heavy whipping cream.
Add in raspberry juice.  Mash raspberries and then mix with cream mixture.
Use ice cream maker and mix for 30-40 minutes or until firm.
Freeze and enjoy.

Makes 2 quarts.

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