Thursday, September 23, 2010

Eat {Black Raspberry} Ice Cream & Fight Cancer



It looks like a small animal crawled onto my counter & died.  
But, that is my cutting board
 (post a good, hot, soapy scrub) 
stained with Black Raspberry juice.



I made Black Raspberry Ice Cream.  
I had some problems with it setting properly. 
But...

it was still so good!  Enjoyed by all.





This is what I always look like in photos.  The crazy half eyes.



I pretty much used the recipe from over at Two Yolks.

I added vanilla bean to it.  
And, I think I put too much Black Raspberry puree in.  
My ice cream turned out way darker than the Two Yolks one.
And, I couldn't get it to set in the ice cream maker,
even after freezing the ice cream bowl overnight 
& churning the ice cream for over 4 hours.
We just put the liquid in the freezer & let it set & freeze.
The texture really wasn't that bad.
And, the flavor was incredible.



She's not a vampire.  She's just eating Black Raspberry Ice Cream.

Black Raspberries aren't just tasty.  
They are the top scorers in nutrition, too.
All that crazy color in the fruit is a good thing.
There are a bunch of goodies packed into these little guys.
They have far & away more antioxidants than the other fruits 
that are touted as super fruits.
They beat Blueberries, Cranberries & Pomegranates.  By a long shot.
I think pretty much Goji Berries are higher & Dark Chocolate.  
Other than that, it's Black Raspberries.
I would recommend eating your Black Raspberries with Dark Chocolate.  
That's what we do.

Oh.  One strange problem.  It's hard to find Black Raspberries in the store.  
Check your freezer section.  And, complain if they don't have them.
And then grow some in your own garden, like my husband does.

11 comments:

Stef said...

that looks so yummy, Erin!

big hair betty said...

Peyton's photo is great! He looks like he is in a food goodness coma!

Nicola S. said...

Erin, that looks so good! I've been trying to find some new recipes for ice cream and that one looks so good and it looks like your children really enjoyed it!

Karie said...

Does Scott grow the raspberries in containers? I want to grow berries, but don't have much space.

Erin said...

Karie - He doesn't plant his raspberries in containers. They would need pretty big ones. But, if they have room to grow deep & room to grow tall, you don't need a lot of square footage in your garden. I'd say our Black Raspberry plant takes a spot that is about 2' X 2', maybe smaller. (Right now it is cut down, so I can't measure it too well.) He stakes them upward with bamboo poles, so they aren't trailing all over the ground.

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you mentioned the part about sometimes not being able to find black raspberries in grocery stores. I don't think I've ever seen them at Fry's or Safeway!

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

Erin said...

Nicola - Have you ever made an ice cream like this recipe, that is a cooked custard? I think I am having trouble getting that to set correctly. Maybe I don't let it get thick enough when I cook it?

Erin said...

****this comment is by twoyolks.org****
I deleted it on accident!!!

When I made the black raspberry ice cream, I was using frozen black raspberries from Trader Joe's. I haven't tried it with fresh black raspberries but I did make the same recipe with red raspberries recently. The red raspberries seem to be a little bit sweeter than black raspberries and, consequently, the black raspberries need more sugar in the ice cream mixture.

I've also had problems in the past with the ice cream freezing in the ice cream maker. I've found that the ambient temperature matters significantly. If I'm using the stove or oven, the ice cream will not freeze properly in the kitchen. I usually move the ice cream maker to the dinning room where it seems to work much better.

Stephanie said...

I'm glad you mentioned the part about sometimes not being able to find black raspberries in grocery stores. I don't think I've ever seen them at Fry's or Safeway!

stephanie@metropolitanmama.net

big hair betty said...

Peyton's photo is great! He looks like he is in a food goodness coma!

Erin said...

Karie - He doesn't plant his raspberries in containers. They would need pretty big ones. But, if they have room to grow deep & room to grow tall, you don't need a lot of square footage in your garden. I'd say our Black Raspberry plant takes a spot that is about 2' X 2', maybe smaller. (Right now it is cut down, so I can't measure it too well.) He stakes them upward with bamboo poles, so they aren't trailing all over the ground.