Blackberry Jam Ice Cream

July is National Ice Cream Month!!

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In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by over 90 percent of the nation’s population.

So to commemorate this special occasion I will be posting an ice cream recipe every week!

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All these recipes have minimal ingredients and very easy to make. Don’t worry if you do not have an ice cream maker…you don’t need one! I don’t have one and I make my own ice cream very often. If you love ice cream as much as I do then you will enjoy these next few posts & recipes! One of my favorite flavors is BLACKBERRY JAM ICE CREAM!

 

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Most people buy jam but I find it easier (and tastier) to make my own. So for this recipe I made my own blackberry jam. I chose blackberries because they are one of the most inexpensive fruits and they pretty much sell them throughout the year.

All you need are (2 cups) blackberries, (1 cup) white sugar, (2 teaspoons) cornstarch, and (1-2 tablespoon) ground cinnamon(optional)

  1. Mash blackberries in a saucepan with a potato masher. Stir in sugar until juices form; place about 1 tablespoon blackberry juice in a small bowl and stir in cornstarch. Pour cornstarch mixture into saucepan.
  2. Bring berries to a boil, stirring often, until jam is thickened, about 5-7 minutes. Stir in cinnamon. Remove from heat and allow to cool. Transfer jam to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until chilled. 

 

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Now let’s make the ice cream!

Homemade Blackberry Jam Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberry jam
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar (I used less I thought my jam was sweet enough)
  • a pinch of kosher salt

Mix all ingredients together and put in freezer.  For those with an ice cream maker just pour mixture into your ice cream maker machine.

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I had some white chocolate so I shaved some on my ice cream when it was ready to serve.

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A GREAT SUMMER TREAT!

tenor

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