End-of-Summer Blackberry Lemonade Ice Cream

Looking for a delectable way to close out summer? Indulge in delicious Oregon berries and whip up some end-of-summer blackberry lemonade ice cream!

Recipe by Joshua Rief from catzinthekitchen.com

oregon berries catz in the kitchen blackberry lemonade ice cream

Ingredients

2 lb frozen blackberries (about 3 cups)
2 C lemonade
1 1/4 C sugar
1 C milk (2% recommended)
3 C heavy cream
2 t vanilla

Preparation

Step 1
Combine blackberries, 1 cup lemonade, and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl and stir together. Move half the mixture to a separate bowl.

Step 2
Using a potato masher, fork, or slotted spoon, mash the berries in one of the bowls, leaving the other bowl of berries whole.

Step 3
Dissolve 1 cup of sugar into 1 cup of milk, and then add the milk mixture to the heavy cream, vanilla, and remaining cup of lemonade in a large bowl. Whisk together.

Step 4
Add mashed berries to the cream mixture and whisk gently.

Step 5
Pour mixture (or portion of mixture that will fit) into prepared ice cream maker and churn until thickened (according to manufacturer’s instructions, or about 20 minutes).

Step 6
If desired, add remaining whole berries and churn for an additional five minutes.

Step 7
Can be served immediately, but for firmer ice cream that will not melt as quickly, seal in a container and freeze overnight.