berry icecream
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Berry icecream

This recipe uses an ice cream machine to make the most delicious fruity berry ice cream. It's the perfect dessert for a summer bbq and a great way of getting kids busy in the kitchen.
Prep Time30 mins
Freezing4 hrs
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, summer
Author: cookingwithmykids


  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 ml 1 cup double cream
  • 250 ml 1 cup milk
  • 125 g 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 250 g 2 cups mixed berries


Prepare the icecream maker according to your instructions.

    Heat the milk and cream

    • Measure out the cream and milk.  Pour it into a small pot and heat gently on the hob until it is warm and small bubbles are forming. Mix it occasionally with a wooden spoon and keep an eye on it so it doesn’t boil over.

    Mix the sugar and eggs

    • While the milk/cream is heating, measure the sugar and put it in a freestanding mixer or mixing bowl.
    • Separate 3 eggs and add them to the sugar.
    • Whisk the yolks and sugar together until they are well combined.

    Make the Ice cream custard

    • Keep your whisking your eggs/sugar while you very slowly pour in some of the cream/milk mixture to your mixer.
    • When most of the hot milk mixture has been added, pour everything back into the pan and put it back on the hob.
    • Allow it to heat gently for 5 minutes or so; stirring continuously. It’s ready when the custard is thick enough to coat the back of your spoon.

    Add the berries

    • Add the berries to a food processor and whizz them up until they are nicely pureed. Add the berries and icecream custard to a bowl and give it a good mix.
    • Pour this into your icecream maker and leave to churn/freeze according to your instructions. Do this through a sieve if you want to get rid of any fruit pips.