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Roasted Berry Ice Cream

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  • 1 pint – blueberries, washed
  • 1 pint – raspberries, washed
  • 1 quart – strawberries, washed, stems removed and quartered
  • 1/3 cup – sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon – pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon – cardamom
  • 6 – large egg yolks
  • 2 cups – half and half
  • 1 cup – fat-free milk
  • 2/3 cup – sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon – kosher salt


Preheat oven to 450°F.

Spread berries onto a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar, vanilla extract and cardamom. Stir to combine. Roast for 20-25 minutes or until soft, fragrant and their juices have been released. Remove from oven and allow to cool.

Place egg yolks in a medium size bowl and whisk gently. Set aside.

Add half and half, 1 cup fat-free milk, sugar and salt to a medium sauce pan and place over medium/low heat. Simmer, stirring constantly, until sugar and salt have been dissolved. Remove from heat. Whisking slowly, slowly pour about 1/2 cup of the milk mixture into the egg yolks in order to increase the temperature of the yolks. Be careful not to scramble the eggs.

Add egg mixture back to the pan with the remaining milk mixture. Place pan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until mixture is slightly thickened and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat.

Strain ice cream base through a wire mesh sieve and allow to cool. Refrigerate ice cream base and roasted berry sauce overnight or for at least 4 hours.

Add ice cream base to prepared ice cream machine and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon 1/3 of the ice cream base into a loaf pan or other freezer safe dish. Top with 1/4 cup of berry sauce. Repeat with remaining ice cream base, layering 1/4 cup of berry sauce between each layer. Swirl slightly with a spoon.

Cover and freeze ice cream for at least 5 hours or overnight. Scoop and enjoy!

Roasted Berry Ice Cream


380 calories; 14 g fat; 7 g saturated fat; 8 g protein; 59 g carbohydrates. Nutrition figures based on using fat-free milk. Nutrition values are estimated and may vary based on process.