Summer equals fresh berries. Summer is also synonymous with ice cream. Berries + ice cream = the most yummy, refreshing summer dessert. When we are extra lavish with our berry mixture, it graduates from Berry Ice Cream into Very Berry Ice Cream.
The ice cream truck has been making daily rounds through our neighborhood for the past couple of months. For some reason, this temptation on wheels always makes its appearance just before dinner time. It’s a great excuse for not obliging the sudden chorus of ice-cream entreaties. Once in awhile, I’ll put on my nice hat. I’ll stand in that ice-cream truck line and get something the kids can save in the freezer for after dinner. Occasionally. But if my guys want homemade ice cream? To that, I almost always say yes 🙂
If you hang around our blog awhile, it’s clear that we aren’t total health nuts. These days, it’s more about balance for us. 🙂 However. I do like to know what our food contains, and I especially love when I can easily pronounce the entire ingredient list. Simple is good. That’s why I always say yes to homemade ice cream – it tastes amazing, and the ingredients are simple and natural. My easy little ice cream maker has been getting a good workout, with berry ice cream being a favorite.
This Berry Ice Cream is one of the easiest ice cream recipes. It’s not a heavier custard based ice cream, so there’s no tricky egg work involved. Whole milk and cream give this ice cream its lightly creamy texture. A generous heap of berries lend their beautiful color and flavor. You can use fresh or frozen berries here; If using fresh strawberries, you’ll just need to give them time to macerate in sugar first. Otherwise, you know what’s the hardest part of this simple, super yummy ice cream? The waiting. Oh, so hard to wait.
Source: Chew Out Loud, inspired by Cuisinart
Here are a couple of other favorites for you:
My all time favorite Creamy Vanilla Bean Ice Cream:
How about the most chocolatey hot fudge drizzle we’ve ever made, to go with your fave ice cream?