blackberry coulis ice cream w/ salty white chocolate-cream cheese chunks
recipe by vanillasugarblog.com
ice cream base partially adapted from Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream


ice cream base:
2 eggs
½ cup + 1 TB white sugar
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup whole milk
Tiny pinch of sea salt

salty white chocolate-cream cheese chunks:
8 ounces of cream cheese, room temp
10 ounces of good quality white chocolate, chopped in small bits
1 ts of half & half
couple pinches of sea salt

blackberry coulis:
2 pints of blackberries
1 pint of raspberries
(or use 3 pints of blackberries and no raspberries)
The juice of one large lemon
A scant ¼ cup of white sugar
1 OR 1 ½ ts of sifted cornstarch (depending on how thick you want the sauce; I choose the latter)

Make the coulis:
In a small saucepan add in the berries with the lemon and let them boil down a bit over medium heat. After about 10 minutes I added in the sugar. I then let it boil down some more until all the berries were dissolved. Once dissolved, take off the heat and add in the sifted cornstarch; mix well until it starts to thicken; stirring often. There should be no lumps or clumps. Let this cool a bit then strain it thru a fine mesh sieve. Store the finished coulis in the fridge for at least an hour before using. You want this nice and cold before adding to the ice cream mixture.

Make the ice cream base:
Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Whisk in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue to whisk until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
Pour this into the ice cream maker and start churning.
When the ice cream just starts to slightly harden add in ¾ of the blackberry coulis. (if you want to save some of the coulis for decorating the ice cream then only use about ¾). If you don’t want to save any of the coulis for later then feel free to add it all into the ice cream.
Let the coulis and ice cream base continue to churn while you work on the white chocolate cream cheese chunk filling.

While the ice cream is churning away make the white chocolate-cream cheese chunk by adding the 1 ts of half and half to a medium saucepan along with the cream cheese. Let this melt a bit, do not dissolve. Once it’s partially dissolved, add in the white chocolate chunks and a few pinches of salt. You want the white chocolate chunks to be half melted. Recipe by Dawn Finicane of vanillasugarblog.com Don’t let them melt all the way. When in doubt, keep stirring and keep taking off the heat. You want a consistency of “almost” Ganache. Basically you still want some chunks of white chocolate in there; a thick like Ganache. Do a quick taste test and see if you want more salt. If not then go back to the ice cream, take the ice cream out of the churn and place in a big glass or ceramic bowl. This is when you have to work quickly. Pour the ice cream into the bowl and then pour in the melted white chocolate swirls into the ice cream by quick, simple FOLDS. Do not completely stir it in, just fold in so we achieve nice swirls. Do this fast, then cover it, and right into the freezer for at least 5 hours to harden.

When ready to serve, serve with fresh blackberries and/or any remaining blackberry coulis you have left.
Should make a little over a quart.