Friday, July 8, 2011

Blackberry Beret

I scream, you scream, we all scream
for ice cream with homemade blackberry sauce!

OMG.  You must try this recipe. 
Adapted from the original Barefoot Contessa recipe for Raspberry Sauce.
Aside from the berries,
which are currently sweet, delicious, & in-season (read: cheap),
you probably have the rest of the ingredients right in your pantry.
Throw in the hot weather??
No excuses NOT to make this tonight!
  • 1 half-pint fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 c (12 oz) ollalieberry jam (or blackberry jam)
    • I wouldn't expect you to have ollalieberry jam on hand unless you are Martha Freaking Stewart (who probably has them growing in her backyard)...or even know what one is, for that matter.  A jar was given to me as a sweet gift from the San Fran area by my cousin (ollalieberry, or marion berry = hybrid blackberry-raspberry-dewberry. Yum!)
  • 1 Tbsp blackberry brandy, optional

Place the package of clean berries, sugar, and water in a small saucepan.
Bring to a boil.
Lower the heat and simmer for 4 minutes.

Pour the cooked berries and jam mixture into your blender or food processor.
(Resist licking the spoon if you wish to have intact taste buds come sundae time.)
Add the booze, if you're so inclined.
(And I know my are all so inclined).
Process until smooth.

Chill in the fridge!

Pour over vanilla frozen yogurt.
Top with additional fresh berries and sliced almonds.


Note:  I cannot WAIT to try the raspberry version...
Just substitute fresh raspberries, seedless raspberry jam, and Framboise for the liqueur!
Voila!  Homemade ice cream sauce = you look like a Super Star.

P.S.  My matching nail color?  Demure Vixen by Essie.

A perfect light purple to complement any skin tone...and homemade b-berry sauce.

~ photos by b~

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