Summer is here and it's time to refresh your days with a quick and "Easy 1-2-3" two-ingredient ice cream. This ice cream is the combination of your favorite creamy vanilla ice cream and the sweet-tart flavor of Boysenberry Fruit Spread.
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Hello my friends,
Summer is heating up in Miami so fast, and I have no other option but to bring along my “recipe survival kit” to help me deal with this heat. Some of the survival kit’s components include:
- this Boysenberry Ice Cream,
- Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream,
- Vanilla Fig Almond Ice Cream,
- Pineapple Jalapeno Ice Cream.
And, I'm pretty sure I will come up with some fun popsicles before the summer ends. But first let's give you a sneak preview of how easy this boysenberry ice cream recipe really is. Check out this video.
Let's talk about Boysenberry...
What is a Boysenberry?
The boysenberry fruit is a hybrid cross between the European raspberry & blackberry, and the American dewberry & loganberry. A boysenberry has a sweet-tart flavor with a thin, delicate dark maroon colored skin with soft red highlights.
In other words, a boysenberry is a hybrid fruit cultivated by cross-pollinating the flowers from a raspberry, dewberry, loganberry, and a blackberry.
Botanically classified as rubus ursinus idaeus, it is categorized as a dewberry, and this plant is commonly found in North America. The boysenberry is a special treat for some people in the culinary world due to their fragile skin and extremely juicy consistency, and the shelf life is almost non-existent.
The boysenberry flavor is rich and intricate, and somewhat sweeter than a blackberry with a scarce hint of acidity.
What benefits does a Boysenberry have?
As per the Specialty Produce website: Boysenberries have been unofficially considered a "superfood." They are a rich source of anthocyanins - natural antioxidants that help to preserve healthy brain cells as well as protect against oxidative damage that leads to brain aging as well as Alzheimer’s disease. Boysenberries are a great source of vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium and dietary fiber.
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Suggested uses for Boysenberry
You can use boysenberries in most applications where you use blackberries;
- Make jam or jelly,
- Bake with them,
- Use the fresh fruit as a topping in desserts or snacks,
- Incorporate in savory dishes as an ingredient,
- Create an excellent red wine reduction with herbs or spices, salt & pepper,
- Pour over some poultry, wild game, beef or pork,
- Spread on flatbread with goat cheese or any young cheese. Add Bayonne, French Prosciutto, Italian Prosciutto, Dry-Cured Duck Prosciutto, or Mangalica Ham.
I didn't know what the flavor of boysenberry tasted like, but Geoffrey kept telling me to find this jam. It’s one that he didn’t see that often, but loved. I did find it and after I tasted it, honestly I love it too. We even spread Boysenberry Fruit Spread on pancakes, on our toasted English muffins, and put in my afternoon snack with Greek yogurt, cottage cheese, and homemade granola. Yes, I'm making my own Chai Tea flavored granola now too! I’ve been testing and tasting this granola recipe, and it will be published on the blog for you as soon as I perfect it and find the winning combination.
Two-ingredient Ice Creams
You may have noticed that all the components I mentioned in my summer “recipe survival kit” are specialty flavored ice creams. Making these kinds of unique flavored ice creams at home is the best solution to satisfy your craving for that very particular flavor without having to run all around town wasting time, gas and patience. However you can prevent all this aggravation by buying your favorite vanilla ice cream and a jar of some good-quality jam. If you prefer to make a homemade ice cream base, we have a very easy no-cook, no-egg vanilla ice cream base to start. And, if you really want to elevate the taste with a superior flavor, we have you covered here at Spoonabilities with our gourmet jams and preserves.
Boysenberry Fruit Spread is not the only jam or fruit preserve you can use to make your own semi-homemade ice cream. With this easy way to make uniquely flavored ice cream, you can use any jam or fruit preserves that you find in a specialty grocery store. I'm very confident about the quality and flavor of the products that we offer in our store; however they are just one option for you to consider. One of the main purposes of Spoonabilities is to give you unique options and ideas, and recipes using unique flavors and products.
More Ice Cream Recipes you will enjoy making
Here are some delicious homemade & semi-homemade ice cream recipes that we have made, and a special blog post about 3 Fun & Tasty Ice Cream Toppings. Give them all a try:
- Homemade Goat Cheese & Raspberry Jalapeño Ice Cream
- Caramel Corn Ice Cream with Vanilla Goat Milk Caramel Swirl
- Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream with White Balsamic Vinegar
- Honey Labneh Ice Cream with Leatherwood Honey
- Olive Oil Ice Cream Recipe with LIÁ Premium EVOO
- Coconut Ice Cream with Hazelnut Brown Butter Sage Sauce
- Easy Vanilla Ice Cream (you can use this as a base for other flavors too)
Somehow we need to find the way to keep this blog alive, and your support is essential to us. By being here reading our posts, checking out the recipes, and being interested to know more about us and the goodies we have in the store, you help us to keep going. So, thank you! We will be making some changes in the near future which we believe will give YOU more value, solutions, and ideas. We appreciate your support over the years, and we are very excited to move forward with a bright future and hope.
Have a wonderful summer!
Two-ingredient Easy Boysenberry Ice Cream
- Total Time: 180 minutes
- Yield: 8 Serving 1x
Enjoy this summer season with one of my new favorites fruits: boysenberry. This berry is a cross between the European raspberry and blackberry, and the American dewberry and loganberry. Boysenberry has a sweet-tart flavor with a thin, delicate, dark maroon colored skin with soft red highlights.
This easy two-ingredient ice cream has your favorite vanilla ice cream brand and our new favorite jam, Boysenberry Fruit Spread.
- 1 quart premium vanilla ice cream, softened slightly
- 6oz (½ jar) chilled Boysenberry Fruit Spread
- Let ice cream soften in the refrigerator for about an hour. (TIP: Set a timer to remember it's in there so it doesn't turn to liquid)
- Stir together ice cream and Boysenberry Fruit Spread.
- Transfer to plastic container; cover and freeze until firm. About 3-5 hours.
Vitamin A 9% , Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 9% Iron 1%
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: mixing
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: ½ cup
- Calories: 189
- Sugar: 23.1 g
- Sodium: 58.8 mg
- Fat: 7.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 4.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 28.5 g
- Protein: 2.4 g
- Cholesterol: 29 mg
Keywords: semi-homemade ice cream, two-ingredient dessert
We no longer carry Boysenberry Jam in our online shop. It is available via Amazon below, and we highly recommend using any of these delicious jams to make your own semi-homemade ice cream:
Available via these Amazon links:
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The colour is so beautiful. I will love to try the boysenberry when I find it. The ease of this recipe makes me wonder if I can try it with some other berries?
Absolutely Seema! We have a couple "recipes" here using other jams and preserves. Just grab your favorite flavor and make your own ice cream.
This is such an easy way to add lots of berry flavor to regular ice cream. Perfect summer treat.
Absolutely Sharon. It doesn't get any easier than this.
This is the perfect summer dessert! I can't wait to get this rolling in my kitchen and serve it to the kiddos this summer afternoon.
Your kids will love it; and so easy to make too.
I am intrigued! I've never eaten boysenberries but I need to try this! It sounds incredible!
Boysenberry syrup was (is) my all-time favorite as a kid going to IHOP with my family. Must try!
This is the most delicious looking ice cream I have seen in a while! Love that its made using just 2 ingredients
Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities
Thank you so much! Yes, pretty hard to go wrong with some ice cream and jam.
Love boysenberry and it is so hard to find recipes to use them up. Delicious!
Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities
If you have any boysenberries hanging around, send them over to us. We'll find a use for them. LOL!
You had me at two ingredients! This would be so perfect to serve guests after a heavier dinner. Not only does it look delicious, but it's a beautiful color too.
Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities
Yes, the color (and taste) would put a smile on all your dinner guests' faces. They don't need to know it's only two ingredients.
What a creative flavor, and that color is amazing!
Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities
Yes, I love boysenberry flavor, and, color. Best of two senses.
So fun to make with the kids, and yes boysenberry is the best of the best flavors!
Geoffrey @ Spoonabilities
Agreed. It's so easy for the kids to help with.
I was looking for a boysenberry recipe. And this is very easy. When I was a young girl it was in a ice cream parlor next door to my house. The sales person told me to taste the boysenberry and I did. I've never forgotten the taste. So I will try this recipe.
Thank you Marcellita for commenting on this recipe. I'm glad you found it. I cannot imagine living next door to an ice cream parlor. I would be 500 pounds! Yes, boysenberry is a great flavor.
This will be a great dessert now that it's summer, after a warm meal. Thanks for sharing!
YES! and it's SO EASY to make. Give it a try. You can use boysenberry fruit spread, or any other high quality fruit preserve
Marie | Yay! For Food
This is a great way to add another delicious layer of flavour to vanilla ice cream! I'm not too familiar with boysenberries, but based on your description, boysenberry spread sounds so tasty!
Hello Marie, The ice cream was delicious, and I was not too familiar either about Boysenberry, and I'm all hooked up with this Fruit spread.
Loved the recipe. Its so quick n easy to make. The pics are beautiful.
Thank you so much Aditi!! It sure is quick and easy to make, and delicious too! Give it a try
Great easy recipe! I love boysenberry on PBJs so i'm sure this recipe is delicious!
Absolutely Anjali. It's peanut butter's best friend. Thanks for checking out the recipe
Allison - Celebrating Sweets
Two ingredients?! This is amazing! The perfect way to switch up plain vanilla ice cream.
You got it Allison! Vanilla ice cream is the only flavor we buy now because we have so many different jams that we mix in.
This fruit spread sounds wonderful!
Thanks Diana! It really is a wonderful fruit spread. Did you check it out? We have a few jars left in stock if you are interested. (not so subtle hint)