As promised, here is the follow up to last week’s post detailing my North Shore berry picking adventure at Russell Orchards. After making a tart with my freshly picked blueberries, I decided to go a different route with the blackberries: ice cream!
Earlier this summer I dedicated a post to sweet corn ice cream by Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream. The ice cream was such a success that I bought her cookbook and decided that this was the perfect time to explore it! One recipe that caught my eye was a goat cheese and roasted cherry ice cream. Per usual, I decided to modify it a bit by substituting mascarpone cheese (one of my favorite sweet and savory ingredients) for the cream cheese and goat cheese. Instead of the roasted cherries, I used my hand picked blackberries and made her blackberry sauce. The result is a sweet, smooth and creamy ice cream layered with a tart blackberry sauce making for a perfect contrast of flavors.
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