Summer Berry Ice Cream

Its summer! Treat yourself with this recipe – it is unbelievably simple and you don’t need an ice cream maker! I based this loosely on a recipe I found on BBC Good Food which I’ve then changed it a little to suit my ingredients. It went down a storm with my mum and I’ve been sneaking spoonfuls out the freezer ever since.

This also works perfectly with fruit which is on the turn so keep your eyes peeled for reduced berries in the supermarket! Why not experiment with other flavours. I even think this would work with mangoes and passion fruit.


  • 500g ripe berries – I used a mix of blackberries and strawberries but any would work.
  • 150g caster sugar – more or less depending on how sweet your tooth is!
  • 500g half fat crème fraîche


  • Pulse the berries and sugar in a food processor until you have a pulpy rough texture, you still want a few lumps in there.
  • Mix the berry mixture with the crème fraîche and pour it all into a large freezer proof dish.
  • Stick it in the freezer for 2 hours and then take it out and stir it up – you want to break down the crystals to create the ice cream texture.
  • Repeat this twice more and then put the ice cream into a tupperware or something with a lid and then freeze until firm.
  • Take it out the freezer around 15 mins before serving so that its easy to scoop out.
Wizz the berries
Mix the berries and the creme fraiche
Ice Cream mid-process

All that’s left to do is find a sunny spot, a good book and enjoy! You never know how short this summer could be!  

Over and out!

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  1. 5th July 2013 / 1:23 pm

    This looks deliciously refreshing – and so simple. I've some raspberries that need using up… and now i know just what to make with them! 🙂 Thanks sweetie. Enjoy the sunshine.

  2. 6th July 2013 / 9:07 am

    Thanks for your comment Nicole! Yes, its so simple and looks quite impressive! Enjoy your ice-cream whilst the summer lasts!

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