I have been obsessed with this
I did add a little bit of sugar to the pureed blackberries, but you can leave that out and just let the ice cream be the sweetener. After they were pureed, I tasted mine and thought they needed to be just a touch sweeter. I also strained out the seeds, but if they don’t bother you, feel free to skip that step. And there’s no measurements for how much blackberries to add to your float – do what looks & tastes right to you! (You can add more on top too). And even though my boys still aren’t fans of sparkling water, they loved these floats, so the sugary soda that’s normally in ice cream floats wasn’t even missed!Blackberry Float
2 cups fresh blackberries
2 tablespoons sugar
vanilla ice cream
blackberry sparkling water (I used
In a blender, puree blackberries until smooth. Pour into a sieve and strain out seeds (if you’ve never done this before, it does take a little work. Using a spatula or spoon, keep pressing and stirring the blackberry juice until you’re left with just a clump of seeds. It might be easier to do in two batches instead of all at once). Once seeds have been strained out, measure out 1/4 cup pureed blackberries and combine with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a small saucepan. Simmer over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Allow to cool and stir back into pureed blackberries.
Pour pureed blackberries into the bottom of a glass. Add 2-3 scoops of vanilla ice cream and top off with blackberry sparkling water. And here’s a few more ways to enjoy blackberries: