Mulberry Vanilla Ice Cream

published by Annie Hintsala on May 17, 2012

There is nothing better on a hot summer day than homemade ice cream. This unique recipe for an ice cream maker uses Mulberries that can be found growing wild throughout the MidWest.



This recipe is for a large ice cream maker.


English: (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream or half and half, very cold (cream is best, half and half is slightly better for you)
  • ¼ gallon of whole milk, 2% or 1%, very cold (depending on how many calories you want, whole milk is best)
  • 1-1/2 cups washed mulberries, best if frozen when put into the cream, lightly crushed or mashed up a bit.   It’s okay to leave the stems on.  They are edible and you won’t note them in the ice cream.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp. vanilla


Put cream and milk into the barrel of the ice cream maker, add sugar and mix slowly until the sugar is dissolved. Don’t go too fast or wait too long, or you will end up with sweet butter.  Add in the vanilla , stir again.  Add in the mulberries and mix up again.  Large chunks will float, but as the ice cream churns the berries will be mixed throughout. 

Follow the directions on your ice cream maker and enjoy!


Other ice cream recipes you might enjoy:

Lemonade Ice Cream

Homemade Peach Ice Cream

Orange Zest Ice Cream

13 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. # 1 by ivaylo2009
    May 17th, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    Nice Pic and Well-written article!

  2. # 2 by sheilanewton
    May 17th, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Looks gorgeous – sounds gorgeous. Gotta have some!!

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  3. # 3 by ArgyrwEva
    May 17th, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    It’s an amazing temptation!!!! And i am on a diet… :-(

  4. # 4 by avissado
    May 17th, 2012 at 12:32 pm #

    WOWEE I like homemade ice-cream even more than Hagen-daz. In Goa, as kids we would make mango ice-cream during summer hols. you gave me the idea to publish that recipe…thanks!

  5. # 5 by Ekha Pudji Soelistyo
    May 17th, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    yummy, i wanna buy ice cream now

  6. # 6 by Molly Girl 822
    May 17th, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Wow! This is perfect for a barbecue or picnic. Just in time!

  7. # 7 by sabanawaz
    May 19th, 2012 at 12:29 am #

    Oh a perfect summer cooler and I love the combination. I am definitely making this and know I will enjoy it. Very healthy too. Nice share.

  8. # 8 by dwiandra
    May 19th, 2012 at 2:19 am #

    this summer seem complete with that ice cream

  9. # 9 by Judy Sheldon
    May 20th, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    I love homemade ice cream, but you can keep the mulberries. I have three mulberry trees.

  10. # 10 by Molly Girl 822
    May 23rd, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    The birds are beating me to the mulberries! Recipe looks like a winner!

  11. # 11 by h20ho
    May 24th, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Great recipe I will try!

    The best ice cream I made was lime ice cream and I ran out of fresh lime juice so I finished it off with lemon juice, I cut the amount of juice in half, I cut the amount of half and half down 50% and left the heavy cream as was. I thought it would be a disaster but to my amazement and many that tried it, it was cream, sour, tangy, sweet and delicious all at once.

    Thanks for the recipe!

  12. # 12 by Sandra
    November 11th, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    Nice post which this recipe feels excited to eat. In which you can ask for more. Thanks a lot for posting.

  13. # 13 by Molly Girl 822
    January 23rd, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    Wonderful recipe!

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