Instant Berry Ice Cream Recipe

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Photo by Shaye Elliott
This instant ice cream recipe requires a blender.
4 servings SERVINGS


  • 3 cups frozen berries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons, or to taste, maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh berries, for garnish
  • Lemon zest, for garnish



Family Table (Lyons Press, 2018) by Shaye Elliott proves that a homesteading dream can become a fruitful reality. Elliott brings readers recipes that stem directly from her own experience working her family’s farm, from complex dishes to simple sauces and butters. The following excerpt is her recipe for instant berry ice cream.

My little ones still request this 100 times more than any other ice cream. It’s such a wonderful way to enjoy a sweet treat without any of the artificial ingredients or flavorings of store-bought varieties. Bonus: You don’t even need an ice-cream maker!