Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Raspberry Ice Cream

After a month of extremely unusual June weather, summer has finally arrived in Northern California.  Time to get out the ice cream machine! 

We'd picked up some delicious raspberries, so I decided to experiment with raspberry ice cream.  I put the raspberries, some sugar, and a bit of water in a pan and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.

I pushed the raspberries through a fine mesh strainer, then transferred the remaining pulp/seeds to a piece of cheesecloth to squeeze out the last of the pulp and juice.

There should be almost nothing but seeds left when you're done.

I put the raspberry sauce in the fridge to cool, then prepared my ice cream base.  I used half-and-half (instead of cream) and 1% milk (instead of whole milk)- still creamy and delicious, but lower in calories and cheaper.  Double bonus.

I have a Cuisinart ice cream maker and I love it!

The ice cream was absolutely delicious!

Raspberry Ice Cream

                     raspberry sauce:                           ice cream base:
                            1 1/2 c. raspberries                        1 c. milk
                            1/4 c. sugar                                    3/4 c. sugar
                            1/4 c. water                                   2 c. half-and-half
                                                                                  1 t. vanilla

Combine raspberries, 1/4 c. sugar, and water in a pan.  Simmer on low heat for five minutes.  Press raspberries through a fine mesh strainer.  Transfer remaining pulp/seeds to cheesecloth and squeeze to get the last of the juice and pulp.  Chill until cold.

In a large bowl, combine milk and 3/4 c. sugar.  Whisk until sugar is dissolved.  Add half-and-half and vanilla.  Chill until raspberry mixture is cold, then add raspberries to ice cream base.  Pour into ice cream maker, following manufacturer instructions. 


  1. This looks and sounds divine, Cindy! Must. Try. Soon. :)

  2. Mmmmmmmmm! This looks absolutely yummy! TFS your recipe and photos with us!