Berrylicious ice cream recipe and a giveaway for you

As the weather warms up the kids tend to ask for
something cold and yummy to enjoy after school.

Reading the ingredients labels on ice cream I feel at
a loss trying to figure out what all those numbers mean, I mean really, it’s
just ice cream, how many ingredients need to be in there after all.
I love to try and make everything from scratch so why not ice
cream, well I had a go and using an ice cream maker made it really quick and

Here’s a basic recipe I made using a Cusinart ice
cream maker
Berrylicious ice cream
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 litre
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup sugar or honey if you prefer
  • 1½ cups cream
  • 150grams mixed berries, thawed and slightly mashed with a fork
  1. Using a mixer or hand whisk, mix milk and sugar in a bowl for a few minutes until sugar has dissolved
  2. Add cream and mix until combined
  3. Turn the machine on and pour the mixture into freezer bowl, and let it mix until thickened, about 25 minutes.
  4. Once the mixture starts to thicken, add the berries and continue mixing for another 5 minutes. The ice cream should have a soft, creamy texture. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream into an airtight container and place in the freezer for about 2 hours.
  5. Remove from freezer about 15 minutes before serving
Recipe can be doubled to
make 2 litres of ice cream



I haven’t used an ice cream maker before so watching
my cream, milk and sugar transformed into a creamy ice cream was very exciting.

The machine was easy to use and could be used at any
time the family felt like ice cream, as long as the freezer bowl was chilled in
the freezer for at least 12 hours.

The only downside I found was with the noise it makes,
it is like having a mixer working the entire time, so midnight ice cream making
would not be ideal.


As summer approaches us here in Australia it is
perfect for that healthier ice cream or frozen yoghurt for the family. I’m
definitely looking forward to trying out a variety of flavours.

To welcome summer and to celebrate my return here I have one cuisinart ice cream maker
to give away thanks to


To be in the running I would love for you to comment on this post and tell
me what delicious flavour ice cream you would love to make.

Thank you for all your comments, competition is now closed.

Winner chosen by random number –

Cyndie @ Mademoiselle Slimalicious

Terms and conditions:

Cuisinart ice cream maker 2L capacity RRP $129.95
Competition ends 13.11.2013  11.59pm
Winner will be chosen at random 
Open to Australian residents only, please make sure a valid email address is included.
Winner will be notified by email
  • Aw Cathie. What a thrill to see you here again, sweet lady! Just super. Mmm, I've always wanted to make icecream and this might be the push I need. I would love to make it using raspberries from our garden. Thanks for the chance! J x

  • So wonderful to see you back here again Cathie, yours has always been one of my faves. And how bizarre that I linked back here today of all days too.

    My favourite flavour is always whatever we have just picked on our farm, berries are next.


  • Oooh how exciting! My boys would die for a ice cream maker! Just thinking about mango ice cream has me drooling 🙂

  • Rie

    Ooh, love the icecream recipe – don't enter me in the comp as I have this exact maker, I just wanted to thank you for the recipe as the ones that I find/use have too much cream in them!

  • Yay Cathie – so lovely to see a blog post. xo. My kids would LOVE an icecream maker!

  • Hello clever lady. Very impressed that you have managed to find the time to not only make ice cream but blog about it too! I don't live in Oz as you know but my parents and siblings do so perhaps I could enter for them? I'm a sucker for lemon or lime icecream so I'd have a go at those. The strawberries and blueberries are just coming in at the Farmers' Market though so I'd probably go with what's in season first!

  • welcome back love !
    i love peanut butter icecream 🙂

  • Welcome back Cathie. I would love to make licorice ice cream. Just recently at my kindergarten, one of the lovely mums brought in her ice cream machine and made vanilla bean ice cream with mini M & M's with the children. It was delicious!!!!!!

  • Welcome back lovely lady!
    I'm like you and not fond of giving the kids commercially made ice cream so lately I've been blitzing organic frozen berries in the food processor with a little cream or coconut milk. It's not authentic but it hits the spot quite nicely.
    Having discovered the joy of fresh figs this year I am itching to try a roasted fig and goat cheese ice cream or a lavender and chocolate ice cream. I actually have a pinterest board devoted to ice cream so would work my way through each recipe slowly if I won your fab prize. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Ahh, a lovely post, welcoming warmer weather!
    I have never had an icecream maker, but have had success making berry icecream-delicious!
    I would love to try mango next.

  • I would love to make some cappuccino icecream.

  • Hi Cathie,
    Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    My little one and I love salted caramels as a treat and im thinking it would taste amazing as ice cream! It may take us a while to perfect the taste, though I know that we would have so much fun experimenting with the flavours..and maybe adding extra caramels!
    P.s Your Berrylicious ice cream looks amazing, I bet it tasted even better 🙂

  • My goodness Cathie, this looks completely delicious and oh how I would love one to call my own. On my honeymoon (all those years ago) I had the most amazing basil ice cream, I think that would be the first ice cream I would attempt to make, so many memories and so utterly divine.
    Thanks for the opportunity! xo

  • So lovely to see you here Cathie, and with a present offer! How exciting.
    One day last Summer I experiemented with a friends Ice cream maker. My girl and I made honeycomb (like 'crunchie') from scratch and then made an ice cream base and mixed it all together…so good. the other one I made was salted caramel…again, so good!

  • We are big ice cream eaters in my house. If there's one flavour I'd love to make it would be a hazelnut and coffee cream ice cream. That way I could tell the kids it's for the grown-ups only 😉

  • I'm lactose intolerant and have a number of other food allergies so I'd love to make an ice cream, berry would be yum, that I can eat for once. That would be lovely.

  • I am a huge fan of coffee flavoured ice cream, I would love to make that with a swirl of salted caramel! This is making me crave ice cream now!

  • Orange Chocolate Chip 🙂

  • Oh what a fab giveaway! Being Scandinavian I would make some Salty Licorice icecream to share with friends and family – a little payback for enduring Vegemite for the past 18 years!

  • Em

    Oh hello! It's so nice to see you 🙂 I really love ice cream and find myself craving it every evening. I'd love to make something figgy with honey – yum!

  • Wow! What an excellent giveaway, especially as we approach the heat of summer that's (hopefully) coming soon. I'd love to make pomegranate ice cream…

  • Hi Cathie, so lovely to see you blogging (we always miss you so much). I would love coconut milk ice cream with vanilla bean YUM!!!! Deb

  • For myself, I'd make a super authentic version of the mint choc chip I ate as a child (Dad and I always chose the same), and for my partner a fancy white chocolate and raspberry concoction!

  • the mixed berry looks fabulous, but I'd love to make a mango and lime sorbet. So refreshing for a hot summers day.

  • Hi Cathie, so good to see you back. Your blog was one of the first I ever followed! Your icecream looks delicious. I would like to experiment with mulberry icecream as I have plenty on my tree at the moment! Thank you for the opportunity 🙂

  • You're back! Oh goodness, I would LOVE an ice-cream maker. I'm a sucker for a good old vanilla but I do like tangy ice-cream, too – lemon/lime?! x

  • My friend has been raving about a lavender and honey icecream–I'd love to be able to make that! Thanks for the give-away and the recipe.

  • I just joined the blog and I'm going to enjoy it, I'm sure! I love ice cream and I don't have kids, so I would love to make some adults-only ice creamy cocktails. I have enjoyed some (instead of dessert) on tropical holidays in Port Douglas. I could research the recipes, but a combination just popped into my head…coffee ice cream with some Baileys in it, and Chocolate liquer drizzled over the top. In a glass with a mint leaf and a paper umbrella! Perfect for sipping on the verandah on a warm summers night in Thornbury.

  • Hi Cathie, lovely to read your blog again, it is such a good onex. I would love an icecream maker, i will put on my wish list for Christmas i think. And the first one i would make would be an Indian Kulfi, Pistachio and Cardoman.. i love India x

  • Mmmmmmm! Just reading your post is making me drool thinking of lazy summer days kicking back with ice cream & those I love – especially my 3 adorable nephews! I would so be the favourite Auntie if I had an ice cream maker! For me personally I would love to try a salted caramel ice cream, for my nephews I'd try my hand at a bubblegum flavour xx

  • How could I resist such an awesome giveaway. I was just thinking how I really want an icecream maker this morning cause I've always wanted to make my own. Right now I want to make pink peppercorn icecream to go with a peach tart.

    Hope all is well with you and yours.


  • Great to see you back!
    My absolute favourite ice-cream flavour is boysenberry, but I did make some with vanilla beans a couple of years ago that was awesome.
    I currently have in my freezer (thanks to a family member with lots of berries!) raspberries, blackcurrants and mulberries. I'm saving them for something special, wouldn't they be beautiful in ice-cream?!

  • Liz

    I'm a fan of classic chocolate! It helped me through three pregnancies. It's lovely to see a blog post from you, too 🙂

  • Oh, that looks fabulous! I love berry-anything, and my favourite icecream flavour is rum and raisin. I never used to be a really big ice cream fan, but when I was pregnant with Amélie, I just could not get enough. I would like to have a go at creating a chocolate and blueberry flavour ice cream, I think that might be delish. I may need to add that icecream maker to my Christmas wish-list!

  • the kids and i just love cookie dough icecream.I am always reluctant to buy it as you are not one hundred percent sure what is in it, even with a ingredient list plastered on the side of the packet. just to know you made it yourself for your children would give me great satisfaction and knowing exactly what is in it is important to us.

  • YUUUUUM,looks great Cathie, can't wait to try making a batch, won't last long in our house! I'd like something with a bit of zing, my mother in law grows limes and lemons. So I'd like to try something along the lines of a sorbet or gelato.

  • Loving seeing a blog post here Ms Cathie 🙂
    Now ice cream?….let's see. Lemon Meringue Ice cream is a favourite round these parts. The texture of bits of meringue, the tartness of the lemon curd and sweet of the vanilla ice cream.

  • Loving seeing a blog post here Ms Cathie 🙂
    Now ice cream?….let's see. Lemon Meringue Ice cream is a favourite round these parts. The texture of bits of meringue, the tartness of the lemon curd and sweet of the vanilla ice cream.

  • Loving seeing a blog post here Ms Cathie 🙂
    Now ice cream?….let's see. Lemon Meringue Ice cream is a favourite round these parts. The texture of bits of meringue, the tartness of the lemon curd and sweet of the vanilla ice cream.

  • Summer and mint choc chip ice cream go together nicely. Thanks for the opportunity to win an ice cream maker.

  • Jo

    I would love to find a good mango ice cream recipe. Epitome of summer for me.

  • I would love to make coconut ice-cream, it would be a great way to travel to some exotic destinations from home!

  • Hi Cathie,

    I would love to make avocado ice cream as it brings me back to my childhood memories in Brazil. We used to have an avocado tree and we used to mix it with milk and sugar and put into ice trays.


  • Hello and welcome back it's lovely to see you here again:) Mmm what ice cream flavour, I think maybe a chocolate chip ice-cream, or a coconut ice-cream or a yummy berry ice-cream. Thank you for such a lovely giveaway. x

  • Hi Cathie. Your ice-cream looks delicous. I feel like making some for breakfast!!! Ice-cream for breakfast is okay isn't it???
    What a generous giveaway…..I've never tried to make ice-cream before but oh boy wouldn't my husband be pleased if I did. His favourite thing in the whole wide world is ice-cream. I think I would try to make a ginger/macadamia combination or maybe pistachio??? Have a lovely week. Melinda x

  • YOu totally are making me hungry!!! Loved seeing this post pop up on my sidebar 🙂

  • P.S. Missed you 😉

  • Well Hello hello hello….echo…
    Gee we are shockers at blogging!! I don't mind what flavor ice cream as long as we dribble it together!!!

    Love ya. Great to see you again. xx

  • M

    I would LOVE to make my own caramel and roasted macadamia ice cream. Yum!


  • Rum and raisin with chocolate chunks served in a waffle cone! Can't wait to try it.

  • I've been hanging out for an Ice-Cream maker this summer!! I totally want to try my hand at making a Mango and Coconut Ice-Cream, maybe with a little chai in it too!

  • Dee

    well hello there…..
    I do love salted caramel anything….so imagine how delicious salted caramel ice cream would be !

  • oooh thanks Cathie! What great timing long hot days around the corner! I am thinking of lemon and mint ice-cream…lush!
    x Rachel

  • oooh thanks Cathie! What great timing long hot days around the corner! I am thinking of lemon and mint ice-cream…lush!
    x Rachel

  • My two flavour loves at the moment are cinnamon and pecans – so I would love that in icecream, with a vanilla base. Good proper vanilla!

  • Welcome back! My favourite ice cream flavour is pistachio and rosewater – delicious and very pretty!

  • Anything Caramel is always my first pick, I have never made caramel ice cream though.

    Actually I would like to try a butter scotch too, but then I can't go past a berry…but with Mangoes in season and priced so well, perhaps a mango ice cream would be nice too.

  • oh my yum! good to see you on the interwebs again Cathie! mmmm ice cream. now for a hot day or two in a row! 🙂

  • oh my yum! good to see you on the interwebs again Cathie! mmmm ice cream. now for a hot day or two in a row! 🙂

  • Oh it looks so very delicious. I love anything berry…mmmm…this was the icecream maker I have on my christmas wishlist 🙂 Fingers crossed 🙂

  • Hmmmm, how about an ice cream the flavour of good old fashioned Lemon Sago? Lemony and brown sugary…mmmmmmm

  • This post has made summer feel so much closer. I would love to try making homemade black sesame ice-cream. It has been a challenge to find any close to where I live. : )

  • This post has made summer feel so much closer. I would love to try making homemade black sesame ice-cream. It has been a challenge to find any close to where I live. : )

  • Hi Cathie. Would love to do fig and vanilla ice cream. Great to see you back blogging. Phil

  • Hi, my name is Toni – I would love to win an ice cream maker. I would love to try and make rhubarb ice cream. It would not be too sweet and would be quite healthy. Thanks, Toni

  • Hey, welcome back! How strange, I was going through my much neglected blog and saw a comment from you and thought how I hadn't seen you for an age, so I clicked through. And here you are!

    Mmmm, I'd do raspberry I think, or maybe put chunks of brownie into vanilla as it's freezing….or maybe both, raspberry chocolate chunk, oh my!

    Anyway, good to see you back!

  • I would love to win this sweet summer giveaway ! Just new to Aussie and found your blog ! I would love to make mango ice cream !

  • I stumbled across you again from a facebook prompt when I was typing "Melbourne" and look, here you are, and I've been looking at icecream makers – madly trying to think of a suitable 50th birthday gift! I'd make caramel pistachio icecream for the birthday boy (and the kids would be very happy too). Great to see you here on the interwebs again. It's been too long.

  • Hey you,

    So glad to see you back. Have been thinking about you and hoping you have been well. I have been very inconsistent at blogging but I have often popped over here to see if you have posted anything {although obviously not in the last few months!! Doh!}.
    Happy New year to you, look forward to seeing more lovely posts and beautiful photos from you.

    Sarah {thimbles and crumbles} x

  • I would make a salted peanut and caramel icecream. MMM I do love your berry one too!