It is hard to believe but the warm weather is finally arriving here in Atlanta. It is going to be 90 here today. To me nothing is more refreshing than a bowl of ice cream. And top it with a delicious blackberry sauce, and well, it is just yummy. The sauce is very easy to prepare and it looks so pretty drizzled over the ice cream and topped with a few whole blackberries. I hope you enjoy this easy recipe.
1 quart vanilla ice cream
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. water
2 1/2 pints blackberries, divided
1 tsp. lemon juice
In a nonreactive saucepan, bring the sugar and water to a boil over medium heat. Add 2 pints of the blackberries and stir to combine. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the berries break down, about 8 minutes. Transfer the mixture to a blender and add the lemon juice. Puree the berry mixture, then strain it through a fine-mesh sieve. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
When ready to serve, scoop the ice cream into bowls, drizzle with the blackberry sauce and top with a few of the remaining blackberries. Serves 6.