Fiesta Friday #32 oh my its blackberry ice cream with a difference!

Fiesta Friday #32

 Oh my its blackberry ice cream with a difference!

Seeing that this is the first time I have ever made ice cream I do feel rather proud of myself, even if i say that myself which I know I am not supposed to.  Now I need a gold star, or should I wait to see if you will give me a gold star?

So getting this blackberry ice cream ready involved sourcing the lovely little things who are copiously protected by thorns galore, I even ended up tearing my brand new scarf in the quest for this scrumptious delicasy.


This recipe was taken from Nigella Lawson


  • 500 grams blackberries
  • 75 grams caster sugar
  • 30 ml water
  • 300 ml whipping cream


  1. Put fruit in a pan with water & sugar.
  2. Cover & simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Tip into a sieve over a bowl (plastic is best) and push through with a wooden spoon. Chill.
  4. Whip the cream until thick but still soft – it should fall from a spoon.
  5. Add the fruit puree, mix well & freeze for 2 hours.
  6. Mash with a fork or process it. Return to freezer.
  7. Repeat mashing after 2 more hours. Ready after a further 2 hours in the freezer. Serve with extra blackberries and (possibly) my home made ginger snaps.

So what do you think, will you try it?

Happy Fiestering and I hope your having lots of vino and champers and of course food, now to see what you all cooked up, always a treat for moi!

Justine x

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  49 comments for “Fiesta Friday #32 oh my its blackberry ice cream with a difference!

  1. September 5, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Love ice cream and blackberries, delicious recipe it’s like a semifreddo!! Ice cream is perfect for the party!!

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    • September 5, 2014 at 4:25 PM

      thank you, I admit i didnt do the 2nd smashing of it up as that would have meant we would be eating at midnight lol but it was tres good!


  2. September 5, 2014 at 4:11 PM

    OH yes I will try it for sure! ❤ this! Beautiful as well as tasty I am sure! 😀

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  3. September 5, 2014 at 4:52 PM

    Cor Justine that looks gorgeous! Can I have this for breakfast next time I’m at your house?! xx

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  4. September 5, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    Yum !! Such pretty pictures and a tasty treat ;-). Double yum yum

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  5. September 5, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    It’s ok to feel proud of yourself when you are pleased with your accomplishment. Especially among your blog friends who have experienced the same feeling themselves. Such a pretty colour and beautiful matching dishes. Looks super delicious.

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    • September 8, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      thank you and yes it was,, must make again when some fresh blackberries in, next year hehe


  6. September 5, 2014 at 7:02 PM

    No shame in being proud of yourself, Justine! It appears to me that you did indeed earn yourself a gold star…go ahead put it right in the middle of your forehead for all to see. 🙂
    So nice that you had some helpers to create, what looks like, a delectable treat!

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    • September 8, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      awe thank you i love gold stars even on my forehead haha x


  7. September 5, 2014 at 7:28 PM

    Good old Nigella, lol! And well done, I’d never attempt that, shame as it looks gorgeous 🙂 xx

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    • September 8, 2014 at 4:12 PM

      oh really you must do it, if i can you certainly can its v v easy and ive never made ice cream before x

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  8. September 5, 2014 at 9:13 PM

    How absolutely lovely and what a refreshing treat! You SHOULD feel proud of yourself, well done!

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  9. September 5, 2014 at 10:40 PM

    Looks delicious Justine! I love blackberries!

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  10. September 6, 2014 at 2:55 AM

    Impressive- you should be proud 🙂 Looks delicious!


  11. September 6, 2014 at 3:48 AM

    Love berries looks delicious

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  12. September 6, 2014 at 4:51 AM

    It looks very tasty and I love the color 🙂

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  13. September 6, 2014 at 6:11 AM

    You should be proud of yourself, Justine! I have never made ice-cream, but I would love to try it! I hate the long list of additives that they put in commercial ice-cream! I’m sure that yours is just divine! 😀

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    • September 8, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      you should try it, it was delish and easy, if i can do it, you really can hehe


  14. skd
    September 6, 2014 at 6:52 AM

    Yes Yes Yes 😀 Will try it in my kitchen but I need to eat it right now. So the only option is to come straight to your tray at the party.

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  15. September 6, 2014 at 11:12 AM

    Reblogged this on Living in East Sheen and commented:
    Great blackberry ice cream recipe with blackberries foraged locally! It’s truly delicious


  16. September 6, 2014 at 8:33 PM

    What a beautiful dessert! I love blackberries and ice cream!

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  17. September 7, 2014 at 1:48 PM

    You should be really proud of yourself Justine! That balckberry icecream looks heavenly! Love, love, love the color!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 8, 2014 at 4:17 PM

      thank you i want to bottle the colour, not sure what i would use it for though lol


  18. September 7, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Rich, gorgeous color! You should be proud! Well done, Justine! 🙂


    • September 8, 2014 at 4:18 PM

      thank you, i am beginning to feel proud lol with such lovely comments x


  19. September 8, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Love the color of this ice cream – so pretty! You did a great job with your first ice cream attempt, Justine!

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  20. September 8, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Oh my – what a beautiful color – your ice cream has to be good 🙂

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  21. Stephanie @ The Cozy Cook
    September 8, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    I’m DEFINITELY trying this.. I recently made a sorbet with strawberries and rhubarb and was debating trying something similar with blueberries, (I happen to have a ton of frozen ones on hand)- thank you for the inspiration!

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    • September 9, 2014 at 8:17 AM

      I imagine it would work as well with blueberries, they have a softer taste than blackberries, if you get the chance to do with blackberries do try, but let me know please how it goes with blueberries hehe x


  22. September 8, 2014 at 10:37 PM

    Ooh this looks yummy, you should definitely be proud. I made ice cream for the first time this week too and I was very proud of how well it turned out, so go us! Gold stars all round haha.
    Now, I wonder if I can still get my hands on some good blackberries in september…

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    • September 9, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      yes it was poor this year to go foraging but you might be in luck x


  23. September 9, 2014 at 12:33 PM

    wow gorgeous looking ice cream… love its colour… yummmm..

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    • September 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM

      thank you i need to bottle the colour somehow hehe


  24. September 11, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    This looks so good!

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