Raspberry Ice Cream

There are so many amazing ice cream recipes I am still dying to try.  Each time I try to decide what to make next, I become so overwhelmed by all the options that I can hardly make a choice!  I decided that to make my decisions a little easier for the time being, I will take advantage of the summer fruits at their peak (and on sale!) and make those recipes first.  This raspberry ice cream was really delicious.  Ben says it is his favorite of all the fruity ice creams I have made so far (although the milk chocolate brownie still wins out overall).  I was apparently tired when I went shopping for this recipe, as I bought whole milk instead of half-and-half and cream, but it still turned out wonderfully.  Good texture and great flavor!

Raspberry Ice Cream


1 ½ cups half-and-half

1 cup sugar

1 ½ cups heavy cream

4 large egg yolks

1 ½ cups strained raspberry puree

1 tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice



Warm the half-and-half and sugar in a medium saucepan.  Pour the cream into a large bowl and set a mesh strainer over the top.


In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks.  Slowly pour the warm milk into the egg yolks, whisking constantly, then scrape the warmed egg yolks back into the saucepan.


Stir the mixture constantly over medium heat with a heatproof spatula, scraping the bottom as you stir, until the mixture thickens and coats the spatula.  Pour the custard through the strainer and stir it into the cream.  Mix in the raspberry puree and lemon juice, then stir until cool over an ice bath.


Chill thoroughly in the refrigerator, but to preserve the fresh raspberry taste, churn the ice cream within 4 hours after making the mixture.

Source: The Perfect Scoop by David Lebovitz, 10 Speed Press, 2007.

12 Responses

  1. This looks awesome! Have you seen those dark chocolate mini baking cups filled with raspberry? I can definitely see those mini cups in this for extra decadence!

  2. YUMMY!! Raspberry is my FAVORITE flavor! Looks delicious!!

  3. looks really good!

  4. I recently made some raspberry ice cream using greek yogurt instead of cream – it was fantastic. The colour is amazing

  5. Mm, yum. I love raspberries. Very nice picture, by the way.

  6. Oh this sounds so good!!!

  7. This looks great! I’ve made raspberry sorbet before and loved it, but have never made raspberry ice cream. I definitely want to try this!

  8. My hubby would be drooling over this one! My mother-in-law just gave me one of her ice cream makers that she never used… I need to figure out how it works so I can start making some yumminess of my own!

  9. i will always, always associate raspberry ice cream with the summers i spent with my grandparents. grandpa picked the berries, grandma prepared the mixture, and i churned. that’s right–i churned a long, long time on an old-school ice cream maker, and it was totally worth it! 🙂

  10. I love the idea of the rich ice cream and the tangy raspberries – I can’t wait to try it!

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  12. mmmmm that looks great! and guess what?! i found out how to make ice cream w/o an ice cream maker! i can’t wait to try some of your recipes now 🙂

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