My mom makes the most delicious ice cream every summer. Growing up we would always look forward to eating it. Since it is finally getting to be warm here I decided it was about time to make some ice cream. This isn't quite the recipe that my mom uses (don't worry I will post it sometime) but it is similar. To be quite honest the real reason I decided to make this ice cream over my mom's recipe is the fact that I had lots of raspberries and blackberries on hand.
We have the good fortune of living next to a house full of single guys. The reason this is great for us is because they have raspberry and blackberry bushes. The main guy in charge of the house actually hates berries. I almost died when he told us this. How can anyone hate berries I thought? He then proceeded to tell us we could pick all the berries we want. This guy instantly became my favorite neighbor and I have been in heaven ever since. Every couple of days I take my bowl and go pick a bunch of berries. The only thing that gets in my way is occasionally a few wasps (yes I have an irrational fear of wasps), otherwise I am happy as a lark. We have eaten them plain, in yogurt, cereal (my husband's new favorite is captain crunch with raspberries) and I am saving a bunch so I can make jam! Obviously with all these berries I needed to make some ice cream. This is so very delicious and fits perfectly in one of those smaller ice cream makers.
Mixed Berry Ice Cream
1/2 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1 lb berries (I used a mixture of raspberries and blackberries)
Place juice in a blender. Add the banana and berries. Blend until mostly smooth. Pour into ice cream maker and add whipping cream and sugar. Freeze according to your ice cream maker's recommendations.