Oh Happy Day! Willard Bay Blackberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream


Life is good when I'm lucky enough to score a flat of Willard Bay Blackberries.  The blackberries are large and sweet.  They compare to Marion berries found in the Northwest.  I love them.  With all of my heart I love them.  

When my husband and I started dating, I noticed that he always ordered blackberry chocolate chip shakes. This post should make him very happy...FINALLY.  (no kale or spinach)



Blackberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

2 cups fresh blackberries, washed and drained
2 tablespoons sugar
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate

Place blackberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in a skillet or saucepan.  Cook over medium heat to release the juices.  Simmer until juices reduce slightly, about 5-7 minutes.  Remove from heat and pour into a food mill to remove the seeds, but preserve the pulp and juices.  A fine mesh strainer can be used as well.  Cover blackberry puree with plastic wrap and chill until cold, about 2 hours or overnight.

To make ice cream, in  a medium size saucepan add cream, milk, 1/4 cup of the sugar and salt.  Heat over medium/low heat until steaming.  Whisk egg yolks and slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar.  When the cream mixture is hot and steaming, slowly pour a small amount of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture stirring constantly.  Continue to add at least 1/2 of the hot cream mixture.  Slowly pour the egg/cream mixture back into the pan and cook over low heat until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.  Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.  Cover and chill completely about 2 hours or over night.

When both mixtures have chilled, add the blackberry puree into the ice cream mixture.  Pour into a ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers directions.  Add chocolate the last 5 minutes of mixing.  Makes a little over 1 pint of ice cream.

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Gather yourself the following:

2 cups fresh blackberries, washed and drained
2 tablespoons sugar
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate

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Add 2 cups berries into a skillet or sauce pan.  Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar.  Bring to a simmer until the berries begin to extract juices.  Simmer about 5-7 minutes until the juices begin to reduce and thicken.


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Pour the berries into a food mill or press through a mesh strainer.  You just want to strain out the seeds. Blackberries have a lot of seeds.




You should have a juice and pulp mixture.




Pour into a bowl, cover and refrigerate until well chilled at least 3 hours or overnight.




Add 1 3/4 cup heavy cream and 1 cup milk into a saucepan.




Add 1/4 cup of the sugar.  




1/4 teaspoon salt.





Stir over low heat.




While the cream mixture is heating, beat 4 egg yolks.




Slowly mix in the remaining 1/4 cup sugar.




Beat well.




Once the milk has begun to steam a bit, add some of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolks one ladle full at a time.




 Continue until at least 1/2 of the cream mixture had been incorporated into the egg yolk mixture.

This will temper the yolks so they don't turn into scrambled eggs in your ice cream.



Slowly stir the egg/cream mixture back into the remaining hot cream.



Continue to cook over low heat. using a wooden spoon to stir constantly.

Do not boil.
 


Cook custard just until the mixture coats the spoon.




Strain hot mixture through a mesh strainer to catch any lumps.




Pour into a bowl and cover.  Chill for at least 3 hours or overnight.




When you are ready to make your ice cream.  Chop 1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate.  I'm using Kallari 75% semi sweet chocolate.  This stuff is awesome!  You can use semi sweet chocolate chips, just make sure they are mini or chop up your chocolate chips.

If you use milk chocolate, you are no longer my friend.




Remove the berry mixture and custard from the refrigerator.

Pour the berry mixture into the custard.




Stir.






Pour the mixture into whatever ice cream maker you have and freeze according the the manufacturers directions.




When your ice cream starts to look like this...




Add the semi-sweet chocolate.

Oh baby!



Sample.

Sample again.

It's perfect.




Transfer into a container and place in the freezer OR just eat your wonderful creation.  I personally love ice cream straight from the ice cream maker.  







 



Blackberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

2 cups fresh blackberries, washed and drained
2 tablespoons sugar
1 3/4 cups heavy cream
1 cup 2% milk
1/2 cup sugar
4 egg yolks
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped semi-sweet chocolate

Place blackberries and 2 tablespoons sugar in a skillet or saucepan.  Cook over medium heat to release the juices.  Simmer until juices reduce slightly, about 5-7 minutes.  Remove from heat and pour into a food mill to remove the seeds, but preserve the pulp and juices.  A fine mesh strainer can be used as well.  Cover blackberry puree with plastic wrap and chill until cold, about 2 hours or overnight.

To make ice cream, in  a medium size saucepan add cream, milk, 1/4 cup of the sugar and salt.  Heat over medium/low heat until steaming.  Whisk egg yolks and slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup sugar.  When the cream mixture is hot and steaming, slowly pour a small amount of the hot cream mixture into the egg yolk mixture stirring constantly.  Continue to add at least 1/2 of the hot cream mixture.  Slowly pour the egg/cream mixture back into the pan and cook over low heat until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. Stirring constantly with a wooden spoon.  Remove from heat and pour into a bowl.  Cover and chill completely about 2 hours or over night.

When both mixtures have chilled, add the blackberry puree into the ice cream mixture.  Pour into a ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers directions.  Add chocolate the last 5 minutes of mixing.  Makes a little over 1 pint of ice cream.

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6 comments:

  1. Wow...such a lovely post. Your ice cream looks divine...my mouth is watering ;P I do not have an ice cream maker :( And it would be too dangerous for my diet for me to purchase one...lol. But I appreciate all the hard work that went into creating the directions & putting up all the pics...so nice of you. Enjoy your treat!
    Smiles, DianeM :)

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    1. Thank you, Diane. Yes, and ice cream maker is a diet breaker for sure. What a way to go :)

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  2. What an amazing color!
    Today is our Independence Day, but nobody remember it because Argentina played (and won) the semifinal of the futbol world cup. It's eleven PM and there's still people and noise everywhere!
    Tomorrow there will be a lot of red eyes and tired faces. I bet that many could use all of these great antioxidants!

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    1. Congrats to Argentina at the world cup!! That is a reason to celebrate. Happy independence day.

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  3. I made this recipe over the weekend. And my best friend made your lemon curd ice cream. It turned out really pretty to have the yellow and purple together on the cone, and pretty dang yummy also! Everyone enjoyed them. :) She gave me her left over lemon curd which I will be taking to work with the white chocolate chip and lemon scones.

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    1. I'm so glad you shared this with me. What s great pairing. Lucky co-workers. I can eat that stuff with a spoon. Have a great summer.

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