Sweet sweet Friday: Blackcurrant Icecream

To keep my brain occupied when I’m running on Saturday mornings I often try to plan meals in my head. Last Saturday, as I waddled around the south coast, I thought about the large bottle of cream sitting in the fridge, the half-jar of blackcurrant jam in the pantry and the fact that there was nothing for the babysitter to eat that night. Then I thought about the July We Should Cocoa challenge. By the time I’d made it around the coast, up the hill and down to the village I knew exactly what I was going to do. I nipped to the supermarket, picked up a tin of condensed milk and ran home. Funny how food is a good motivator, isn’t it?

Blackcurrant Icecream
As well as qualifying for We Should Cocoa, this is also my first entry for the charmingly-titled ‘Bloggers Scream For Icecream’ challenge. You can read more about it here, but all you need to know this month is that the challenge involves making icecream with condensed milk. This recipe uses about a third of a tin, which leaves plenty for eating with a spoon while no one is looking. If you don’t trust yourself with a tin of the stuff, you can see how to make your own here.

300ml cream
125ml condensed milk
1 dsp orange/lemon juice
1/2 cup good blackcurrant jam
100g good quality white or dark chocolate, chopped

Whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Fold in the condensed milk, orange or lemon juice, jam and chocolate. Pour into a container, cover and freeze. It should be ready in about four hours.

Have a great weekend, everyone. We’re off to a birthday party that’s just turned into a wedding!




  1. July 26, 2012 / 7:01 pm

    Oh yeah – I'll take a scoop of 6 of this fine looking ice cream ;0)

  2. July 26, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    That sounds really good especially since it was planned while running. Sometimes I plan running while eating food but somehow food makes me forgetful. Have a great birthday/wedding – I like the sound of that.

  3. July 28, 2012 / 1:42 pm

    That looks great – the swirl is very pretty. The flavour combination sounds fab, I do love blackcurrants.

  4. July 29, 2012 / 8:22 am

    Lovely, thanks for entering, hope you'll enter again, as have some great themes coming up.
    Isn't the condensed milk base fabulous?
    Love how you've got your blackcurrant jam in swirls rather than fully mixed in. Looks really pretty!

  5. July 30, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    you have a really nice blog, and i love that you make ice cream! i would never dare, just because of how many processes there are and im just down right lazy aha

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