Ingredients Edit

  • 4 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • Garnish: fresh blackberries

Directions Edit

  1. Stir together 4 cups blackberries and sugar in a bowl; let mixture stand 30 minutes.
  2. Process blackberry mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.
  3. Pour through a fine wire-mesh strainer into a 9-inch square pan, discarding solids; stir in buttermilk.
  4. Cover and freeze 8 hours.
  5. Break frozen mixture into chunks, and place in a bowl; beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth.
  6. Return to pan; cover and freeze 3 hours or until firm.
  7. Garnish, if desired.
  8. 2 (14-ounce) packages frozen blackberries, thawed, may be substituted for fresh blackberries.
Kitchen Express
  1. Double the ingredient amounts and combine blackberry juice and buttermilk in freezer container of a 4-quart electric freezer.
  2. Freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Pack freezer with additional ice and rock salt, and let stand 1 hour before serving.


This is healthy only in moderation. It can easily lead you to eat more than the recommended daily amount of sugar especially if you eat other sugar on the same day. See sugar and health.

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