Blackberry Lime Gelato

blackberry lime gelato in a martini glass

J has been asking me for weeks to make raspberry gelato. And I have been searching for weeks for frozen raspberries. I think there is a frozen raspberry shortage… they are nowhere to be found. 

I figured, why don’t I just get a bag of mixed berries and pick out the raspberries! I could probably get enough for ice cream right? WRONG! 

Did you know they have about 5 raspberries in a bag of mixed berries? Mission failed… therefore plan B!

Instead of making raspberry gelato, I made this blackberry lime gelato instead! J was not impressed… but he ended up eating multiple bowls of it anyways. 

And honestly… I MUCH prefer it to raspberry! Don’t tell though…

blackberry lime gelato in a martini glass

This gelato was sweet, tangy, and the lime really brightens the flavour making it SO addicting!

Blackberry Lime Gelato

Print Recipe
Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberry purée*
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • zest of 2 limes
  • juice of 2 limes

Instructions

1

To make the ice cream base, combine the blackberry purée, cream, milk, and sugar together in a small pot over medium heat. Bring to a gentle simmer.

2

Whisk together the egg yolks and cornstarch together in a mixing bowl. Slowly add in the hot milk to temper the egg yolks while whisking constantly.

3

Add the mixture back into the pot and cook, stirring over medium heat until it almost comes to a boil. Remove from heat, and strain into another bowl. Add the lime zest and juice.

4

Set over an ice bath to cool. Mixture should be cold to touch before churning.

5

Once the base is cold (this may take a few hours or you can place in fridge overnight), churn according to your ice cream makers instructions.

6

Place in a container and freeze for 2-4 hours until the desired consistency is reached.

Notes

If you can't find blackberry purée, you can do what I did and take a 600g bag of mixed berries, and pick out all the strawberries so you are left with blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries! Simply thaw (overnight in the fridge, or in a pot), and then sieve through a fine mesh strainer to remove the seeds. Use a spatula to smush the berries and get as much purée as possible out! You should get about 1 cup.

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