On Valentine’s Day I made berry ice cream. It’s a simple homemade ice cream recipe with mixed frozen berries. My ice cream maker is a Cuisinart, so to start, I looked up a few recipes on their website. Then I chose the ingredients I liked and combined the recipes into the one that I am sharing in this post.The recipe for ice cream is so easy if you have an ice cream maker. Just mix the ingredients, add them to the machine, step back and watch the magic happen. It’s that simple.
As for the ingredients, heavy cream, milk, vanilla, a pinch of salt and frozen berries is all you need. I prefer to use vanilla bean paste.
Using a hand mixer helps, but it’s not really necessary.
I pulse the frozen berries in my blender before I add them to the mixture.
You don’t need to mix for very long if you use agave nectar, but granulated sugar takes longer to dissolve.
Just cover and refrigerate the mixture for at least an hour, or you can even leave it over night.
I have a quick video on my Instagram profile of the ice cream maker at work. It’s noisy, but worth the “sound pollution” and the wait.
Here’s the very berry ice cream after a few hours in the freezer. You should remove it from the freezer at least 10 minutes prior to serving. One quick caveat: you will love this so much you may not want to buy ice cream from the grocery store again.
- 1 cup of whole milk
- ½ raw agave nectar
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- 10 oz frozen mix berries
- Pulse frozen berries in blender.
- Using a hand mixer on low, combine milk, agave, and salt.
- Stir in heavy cream, vanilla and berries.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour.
- Turn on ice cream maker.
- Pour mixture into the frozen freezer bowl.
- Mix until thickened approximately 20 - 30 minutes.
- If served at this point, ice cream will have a soft texture.
- For firmer texture, put ice cream in an air tight container and freeze.
- Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving.