This Galaxy Berry Ice Cream is not only beyond beautiful but one of the creamiest ice-cream I have made. All the berry flavors work so well together and create such a refreshing dessert for the summer season.
It does take some time to make but it is so worth it. The final product will put a huge smile on your face.
4 cups cream
1 cup sugar
1 cup blueberries
1 cup pitted cherries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup strawberry
4 cups water (1 cup for each cup of berries)
Begin by adding 1 cup of sugar to 4 cups of cream. Give this a gentle mix until the sugar is fully dissolved. Transfer to an ice cream maker and allow to mix until it becomes fluffy, frozen, and has doubled in volume. Once it has doubled transfer it to the freezer and allow it to set up for about 2 hours.
While the ice cream sets up, it’s time to start making the berry flavors using fresh blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and cherries.
In a small sauce pan on medium heat add 1 cup of water and 1 cup of blueberries. Give the blueberries a little mash and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until the berries are nice and tender. Transfer the cooked berries to a blender and blend on high until you have a very smooth berry puree. Pour the puree into a strainer over a small bowl. Repeat these steps with 1 cup of pitted cherries, 1 cup of blackberries, and 1 cup of strawberries (one type of berry at a time.)
Once you have all four of the berry syrups made, add a few tablespoons of the blueberry syrup to 1 cup of the sweet cream ice cream, give it a good mix, transfer it to a small bowl, and allow to set up in the freezer for 2 hours. Repeat these steps for each berry syrup.
After the ice creams have set up , transfer them to a chilled work space and begin to fold the cherry, blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, and sweet cream ice cream into one another. Be careful not to over mix. The goal is to have equal swirls of each flavor, separate, but together in this Galaxy Berry Ice Cream treat! Transfer the mixture to a freezer safe container and allow an additional 2 hours to set up in the freezer.
Once the ice cream has set up, scoop out a few generous helpings and ENJOY!
Source: Byron Talbott