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)
- 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.
- 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.
Now let’s make the ice cream!
Homemade Blackberry Jam Ice Cream
- 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.
I had some white chocolate so I shaved some on my ice cream when it was ready to serve.
A GREAT SUMMER TREAT!