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blackberry rose swirl mascarpone ice cream

Blackberry rose swirl mascarpone ice cream

Vanilla mascarpone ice cream with a blackberry and rose swirl
Course Dessert
Cuisine european


  • ice cream maker


For the ice cream base

  • 1 cup whole milk 250 ml
  • 1 cup double cream 250 ml
  • 1 cup mascarpone 220 grams
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla bean paste or a vanilla pod
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar plus 1 tbsp 125 grams
  • pinch of salt

For the blackberry rose swirl

  • 1 cup blackberries fresh or frozen
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp rose water or more depending on the brand


For the ice cream base

  • Add the milk and cream and vanilla to a pan and bring to a simmer. (if using a vanilla pod once it reaches a simmer pour into a bowl and cover with some plastic wrap touching the surface and leave to infuse for a few hours or over night in the fridge then bring back to a simmer again when you are ready to make it, if using paste then you can make the base in one go and go on the the next step right away)
  • While the milk is heating up in a bowl mix the egg yolks and sugar, once the milk has just began to boil, slowly pour 1/4 of the hot milk/cream over the egg yolks while whisking constantly. then pour in the rest while still whisking and return it all back into the pan,
  • Add the mascarpone and a pinch of salt and whisk until you get a thick custard. pour into a bowl and cover with plastic wrap so it touches the surface of the custard so a skin doesn't form.
  • Leave to cool, then chill in the fridge overnight, alternatively if your ice cream machine has a pre chill setting you can use that

For the swirl

  • Add the berries, water, sugar and rosewater to a pan and mix together
  • simmer until the berries burst and there is lots of liquid then reduce until thick and syrupy, approx 10 minutes.
  • Pour through sieve to remove seeds and use the back of a spoon scrape the berries against the sieve to get all the puree you can from them.
  • cover and chill completely until ice cream is churned (or use the berry rose syrup i mentioned in the main post)
  • Churn ice cream according to your ice cream makers settings.
    Then once churned drizzle some of the berry syrup in a pan or tub and add a few spoon fulls of ice cream then add some more syrup and layer it up, swirl together with a knife, cover and freeze for 4 hours or over night.

NOTE, you can use any berries or fruit you want for the swirl, or even water down some jam in a pan and simmer to make a syrup. or keep it plain for mascarpone ice cream with no swirl.

    Keyword blackberry, ice cream, rose