Monday, June 08, 2009

Yum, Yum

Awhile back Pandave told me that it was about time that I posted another recipe. Well, truth be told, I haven't been in much of a cooking mood lately. It's been way too warm to think about putting anything in the oven. So I got to thinking, why not ice cream. I had some blackberries in my freezer that I wanted to use up before the next crop started coming on. And voila...what's not to like about this recipe? With only three ingredients it couldn't be easier. And trust me, this one tastes as good as it looks.

Blackberry Sherbet

4 C of fresh or frozen blackberries (thawed)
2 C sugar
2 C buttermilk

In a food processor, combine the blackberries and sugar; process until smooth. Strain and discard seeds and pulp. (I strained through cheese cloth but couldn't bare to throw out the seeds and pulp, so I threw it all in my teapot, added hot water and had delicious blackberry tea.) Stir in buttermilk. If you have an ice cream maker, throw the mixture in and let the machine do its thing. If not, pour the puree into a 9X13 pan. Freeze for 1 hour or until edges begin to firm. Stir and return to freezer. Freeze 2 hours longer or until firm.

If you like, just before serving, transfer to a food processor; cover and process for 2-5 minutes or until smooth. This step probably isn't necessary if you use an ice cream maker.

18 comments:

Isle Dance said...

That looks DEEElish!

GirlonTour said...

Hey you know what! You can even make a raw version....with cashews and berries and dates! That is it!!! YUMMO

Rowena... said...

You can be sure that I'm going to try this one! The photos are great!

Carla said...

Iles Dance, It is, but I would make it with less sugar or an alternative.

Girl on Tour, I was thinking the exact same thing. I Germany you can even get the raw buttermilk if you'd like. Probably here too, but I'd have to look a little harder.

Carla said...

Rowena, I hope you do. It's so simple and is really very delicious. You could always skip the straining part if you didn't mind the seeds or if you used a different fruit. But blackberry tea is always good too.

VE said...

I don't think you'll have to do much selling to convince us of ice cream!

Preobrazhenskii said...

Hey that looks really great, and will certainly give it a try, especially as we have a heatwave these past days and need something cool and tasty.

pandave said...

Ooooh that's so awesome! Way to treat me to an awesome recipe. I might have to get me an ice cream maker, just to be sure I get this right. I love the dedication to buttermilk.

Carla said...

VE, Now that I think about it, I guess not.

Preobrazhenskii, I think I'm going to start experimenting with ice creams. This one was fabulous and really, really easy. Hope you enjoy it.

Carla said...

Pandave, This one is so simple, and I'm sure it would turn out just fine even if you didn't have an ice cream maker. The ice cream maker just gives you a bit more volume as air gets incorporated into the mixture as it's freezing. I think this means that it doesn't freeze quite so hard. Either way, I'm sure that you'll love this recipe. Buttermilk never tasted so good.

The Fool said...

Terrific notion for a summer treat, Nomad. Thanks for sharing. I'll certainly try this one on the royal taste-testers. I'm betting it passes with flying colors, and becomes a family staple.

we're doomed said...

Looks like a simple delicious recipe. I can't wait to try it.

Carla said...

Fool, And I'm sure you could make this with just about any fruit that pleases you or the tasters. I think it's going to become a staple around my place.

We're Doomed, Enjoy. One bite and I'm sure you'll be hooked.

Steffi said...

Oh that´s looks delicious!Thank you for your recipe,Carla!
Have a nice weekend.

poetoftheisles said...

On hot summer days - how tasty this particular recipe does appeal.

I feel sure 'Kirra' would equally enjoy.

Carla said...

Steffi, Very good and very easy. I love recipes like this.

Peter, Who cold resist the allure of cool, luscious berries on a hot day.

Rowena... said...

Finally, blackberries went down to .98 cents for a little 1 cup container and I bought enough to try your recipe.

In a word - fabulous!!!!

Carla said...

Rowena, I'm so glad you were able to try it. Easy, isn't it? I'm sure it would be just as good with raspberries or strawberries or the like.