Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream

Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream

Today is National Ice Cream Day, but honestly I don’t need a made-up holiday to eat ice cream. :) I make ice cream a lot and am always experimenting with different flavors. This particular ice cream uses jam or preserves, but you could absolutely use fresh blackberries, cook them with some sugar, put them through a sieve to remove the seeds and let it cool, hence making your own jam. If you’re like me you troll the jam aisle at the store and have way too many jars of different flavored jams in your refrigerator.

Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream

So in order to make this simple but deliciously addicting ice cream, you’re going to need about 1/2 cup of jam. So if you’re using fresh berries, find your favorite jam recipe, proceed to make jam, then come back and follow these easy instructions.

Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream

The flavor is sweet at first bite, then smooth and creamy and full of smile inducing yumminess. This is one of my favorite ice cream and I will definitely be trying this with other jams! Experiment, have fun, then come back and tell me what you made!

Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 5 cups (1.25 quarts)

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories per serving: 263

Fat per serving: 10.7 g

Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream


  • 14-oz can low fat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup seedless blackberry jam or preserves, divided


  1. Combine sweetened condensed milk, cream, and half and half in a large bowl. Add vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of the jam to the milk mixture. Whisk until completely combined.
  2. Pour milk/cream mixture into your ice cream maker.
  3. Meanwhile, while ice cream is churning, heat the remaining jam in a small saucepan over medium heat until jam is thin and liquid-like. Drizzle the thinned jam into the ice cream maker five minutes before the churning is complete.
  4. Transfer thickened ice cream to a freezable container and freeze overnight.

Notes from Amanda

Saturated fat: 6.7 g Unsaturated fat: 2.9 g Carbohydrates: 37.3 g Sugar: 24.3 g Fiber: 0 Protein: 4.9 g Cholesterol: 35.6 mg



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26 Responses to Vanilla Blackberry Jam Ice Cream

  1. 1
    Velva says:

    With blackberries at their peak, this is a wonderful ice cream.

    You are right, we don’t need a holiday to make or eat ice cream.

    Happy Summer.


  2. 2
    Fallon says:

    I love blackberries. This looks so refreshing!

  3. 3
    Christine says:

    How yummy! Beautiful plate and photo!

  4. 4
    Maria says:

    Blackberry is my favorite!

  5. 5

    Oh nice! I was actually thinking about making Vanilla-Blackberry-Thyme Jam…so this is close, and it’s ice cream but the flavors are spot on.

  6. 6
    Suzanne says:

    My favorite berry and jam! And now, ice cream! Wow, this looks cold and refreshing and just a tad delicious. Beautiful pics, too! <3

  7. 7

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  8. 8
    katie says:

    this looks and sounds amazing and I love that you incorporate your favorite jam into the ice cream!

  9. 9
    Lynn says:

    Oh my, that does look good. I’ll pick up the jam at the store tomorrow. Thanks for sharing.


  10. 10

    this looks amazing. your pictures are so pretty!

  11. 11
    Vickie says:

    This recipe sounds wonderfull. Don’t have a ice cream maker. Can I make the ice cream and put in a container and freeze overnight?

  12. 12

    Mmm… this sounds delicious!!

  13. 13
    Amanda says:

    My dad (who passed away in 2009) would so have loved this recipe! He adored blackberries and any recipe that used it!

  14. 14
    JulieD says:

    This looks so good, Amanda!! I love blackberries so I’m sure I would love this ice cream!

  15. 15

    If you share with me, I’ll do the dishes :) This looks so delicious!

  16. 16
    Sarah says:

    This looks like a perfect way to break in my brand new ice cream maker! Thanks!

  17. 17
    Jenny says:

    Sorry for being really thick….. I would love to try making the ice cream but I don’t know what you mean by “2 1/2 cups half and half” half and half what? Thank you and appologies again, the answer is probably there but I have major baby mush for brains!!

    • 17.1
      Amanda says:

      You aren’t being thick Jenny :) I don’t think they have half and half in the UK. It’s basically half heavy cream and half whole milk. So you can substitute with that instead!

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  20. 20
    The Mrs. says:

    Just wondering if anyone has tried substituting coconut milk for any of the dairy in this recipe?

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