Waitrose and Partners
  • Serves8
  • CourseDessert
  • Prepare20 mins
  • Cook15 mins
  • Total time35 mins
  • Plusinfusing and churning

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  • 500ml whole milk
  • 500ml double cream
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthways
  • 600g blackberries
  • 190g caster sugar
  • 10 egg yolks
  • tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 good pinch flaky sea salt


  1. In a heavy-based saucepan, gently bring the milk and cream to the boil with the vanilla pod, then remove from the heat and leave to infuse for 15 minutes. Lightly mash 600g blackberries in a bowl with 2 tbsp of the caster sugar; set aside.

  2. Whisk the egg yolks and remaining sugar in a large bowl until thick and pale yellow. Remove the vanilla pod from the milk and cream, scrape the seeds back in and gently bring back up to just before boiling point then take off the heat and slowly pour onto the beaten egg yolks and sugar, whisking all the time.

  3. Return the custard to the cleaned pan and place over a medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 10-15 minutes Transfer to a bowl to cool completely.

  4. Purée the macerated blackberries in a food processor until smooth and then push through a sieve, extracting as much liquid as possible; discard the seeds. Fold into the cooled custard with the lemon juice and salt until combined.

  5. Churn in the Cuisinart Ice Cream and Gelato Professional until the blade has almost stopped. Serve immediately or transfer to a container and freeze for later.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,139kJ/ 515kcals



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