A berry delicious Tuesday…

Well this weeks TWD pick was by my food blogging friend Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity. I think Dolores makes more of my baked goods for her office mates than any other reader of mine. She chose Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream. Which would be great minus the whole I am allergic to blueberries thing.
So I looked at the recipe. I decided I would do my own this week. Another inspired recipe like I was doing there for awhile. A Vanilla Bean Marionberry Caramel Swirl Ice Cream to be exact. It’s a vanilla bean base(still using some sour cream like the original recipe) with crushed marionberries added and then ribbons of caramel folded it. It was darn tasty. I ate it for breakfast. Afternoon treat. And some after dinner. :P
There really isn’t much to say about this ice cream other then damn it was good. End of story.

Vanilla Bean Marionberry Caramel Swirl Ice Cream

Vanilla Bean Base

2 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
½ cup organic sour cream(I use Nancy’s)
1 cup granulated sugar
pinch of salt
2 vanilla beans, split and beans scraped out, reserve pods

Place 1 cup cream into a medium saucepan.
Add the vanilla beans and pods. Bring to a boil.
Remove from heat and let vanilla beans steep for about 30 minutes.
Place back on medium heat and add sugar and salt. Whisk until sugar has dissolved.
Add sour cream and whisk until incorporated. Add remaining cream and heat for another 2 minutes over medium heat.
Pour mixture into bowl and let chill mixture for at least 3 hours.
Transfer mixture to the frozen ice cream maker bowl using a strainer to discard the vanilla pod.
Churn ice cream according to your ice cream makers manufacturer’s instructions.

Marionberry and Caramel Swirl

1 cup marionberries(or blackberries), crushed with a fork
½ cup caramel sauce(I use Fran’s), warmed so that it is fluid

After the ice cream has churned. Remove from ice cream maker bowl and place in a large bowl. Stir in marionberries so that they are fully incorporated and the majority of the ice cream has turned a purple color. Using a spatula, gently fold in the caramel.
Pour into a freezer container and freeze until hard, about 2 hours.

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  1. That Ice Cream looks fa-bu-lous! Really tempting!



  2. sounds delicious!! and i love that funky background!

  3. Your ice cream looks delicious – I am wondering, did you notice the sour cream taste? I didn’t mind it, but my son didn’t like it at all so now I HAVE to make a different ice cream recipe this weekend to make him happy!

  4. Looks excellent! I wouldn’t have thought of the berry-caramel combination– sounds very interesting.

  5. Your ice cream looks amazing! Definately going into my “must try” file!!!

  6. That looks berry delicious and I also want to have it for breakfast! It has fruit so it’s good for breakfast!

  7. Wow! This looks so delicious!

  8. I’m not sure I’ve ever had marionberries, believe it or not. I’ll have to look them up, because they’re surely giving a beautiful color to this ice cream.

  9. Looks delicious! I have never made ice cream. Had an ice cream maker years ago that was never used. Think it is time I give it a try!!!!

  10. Marionberries? I’ve never had or heard of them before but they certainly add color to the ice-cream!

  11. Mmm, that looks delish! What a shame to be allergic to blueberries.

  12. Wow! Looks wonderful.

    I am totally into caramel!

  13. You had me at caramel swirls. :)

  14. Your creativity in using marionberry & caramel is absolutely delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever had/worked with marionberry so I’m definitely intrigued with how it tastes along side caramel!

  15. You’re allergic to blueberries??? Ahh!! Too bad :-( But maybe that’s a blessing in disguise, since you came up with that caramel & marionberry ice cream variety – GENIUS!! Sounds delightful.

  16. Your ice cream looks fabulous! I’ve never tried marionberries but have always wanted to. The caramel in there looks wonderful- I love anything with caramel :)

  17. Looks and sounds amazing! I have only ever tried marionberry jam, never fresh. Great job!

  18. Damn good works for me! It looks delicious Peabody. Funny thing is I can see your pictures at work, but not at home! It’s so wierd! I blame Windows vista!

  19. Pea, you’re amazing! That looks wonderful. My kids would think I was queen of the world if I gave them that for breakfast.

  20. Your adaptation sounds delightful. I gotta love things swirled into ice cream.

  21. Divine, sublime…& sheer torture just looking at it!

  22. Looks like a perfect breakfast-it has fruit and milk! I don’t think I have ever seen a marion berry.

  23. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It must be a winner! I love the changes you made! YUM!

  24. oooh what a wonderful ice cream substitute…that looks simply divine with it’s swirly prettiness. love it.

  25. It’s a shame you can’t try the blueberry sour cream ice cream because it really is great. I don’t think you’re suffering too much though because adding a caramel swirl to ice cream automatically makes it awesome!

  26. I would so have this for breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, snack, dinner, dessert. Looks great! Sorry you are allergic to blueberries. Bummer.

  27. A berry delicious tuesday to you too, peabody! This looks fantastic!

  28. vraiment superbe ! je ne savais pas qu’on pouvait être allergique aux bleuets!

  29. That looks like some seriously good ice cream! It’s a shame about your blueberry allergy, but it doesn’t look like you’re suffering! ;)

  30. Adding “marionberry” to fruits I need to try if I ever see them.

  31. The photo had won me over already, Pea, but the idea of ribbons of caramel drove me nuts. I want some of this!

  32. You said the 2 magic words: Vanilla Bean and Caramel! (I guess its 4 words if you really wanna be anal though. LOL) Looks fabulous as always! Great job!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  33. Everytime I come to your site I find something new to try. I now have a pad of paper next to my computer devoted to you! Looks delicious!

  34. That looks amazing Peabody and I bet the Marionberries were even better than blueberries. Nice job!

  35. wow. if you’re going to go off on your own, this is the way to do it! that looks amazingly luscious.

  36. I can so see having this for breakfast, lunch and dinner (not to mention snacks, dessert and fourth meal too!)

  37. Now that’s taking your inspiration and running with it!

  38. Sounds wonderful! Your photos are brilliant, I love the background!

  39. I’ve never heard of marionberries, but they sound interesting! The ice cream looks fab!

  40. Wowww…YUM!
    thats a bummer you’re allergic to blueberries =/
    but great adaption for the recipe!
    looks fantabuloussss!

  41. beautiful, beautiful pictures!!

  42. Mmmm. I’m liking your take on the recipe.
    (how awful to be allergic to blueberries. Well, I suppose it could be worse. It could be chocolate. Heaven forbid!)

  43. Wow – marionberries *and* a caramel swirl? Umm… I think I have to make this ice cream again…

  44. Wow, that looks incredibly good. One thing I’ve never made is homemade ice cream. You might influence me to do so.



  45. it looks so beautiful w/all the various colors! i would not think to mix caramel with fruit but i love the two individually so much i am sure i would like them together :)

  46. Love it! Sounds great, especially the caramel swirl part.

  47. So creative, and it looks delicious!

  48. I’m anxious to try vanilla with sour cream. Yours looks truly lovely, especially with the unique berry and caramel.

  49. I have never heard of a marionberry before. That ice cream is the best looking “fruit” ice cream I’ve ever seen.

  50. I read a few of the other TWD entries and they were not at all happy with the result. You made this recipe your own and voila!…..a great ice-cream!


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