Blackberry Ice Cream Tart

17 Jun

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Wow the past month just flew by, it’s already time for the Secret Recipe Club.  I can’t believe how fast the days have been passing.  The past month has been filled with running and hiking, dog walking and book reading. One epic cake fail at Little’s Miss’s birthday party and memory making.  I was super excited when I got Cook with Sara.

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Her blog is filled with a fabulous mix of sweet and savoury dishes, which meant I had a ton of baking dishes to choose from.  I went back and forth about 500 times between these Monkey Bread Muffins, these Dalmatian Bars (cool name right?) and this Blueberry Ice Cream Tart.

Blackberry Ice Cream Tart Recipe

Since yesterday was Father’s Day I finally decided to make the ice cream tart.  I went to the store with the intention of getting blueberries but I spotted the blackberries and immediately knew that they would work perfectly.

Blackberry Ice Cream Tart Recipe

This dessert is super easy to make, completely no bake, just a couple of minutes on the stove, some chill time and you are good to go.  It  was such an awesome dessert for a barbeque. I switched it up and added a bit of lemon zest and because it was blackberry I did strain it.  If you don’t care about seeds you won’t need to worry about it.

Thanks Sara for a fabulous recipe.  This one is definitely a keeper!

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Blackberry Ice Cream Tart

Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.  Push into the bottom of a 9 inch springform pan.

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Press down into the pan evenly and chill until firm.

While that’s chilling pour your water , lemon zest and blackberries into a small pot. Bring to a boil then add your sugar and corn starch. Cook another 3 minutes until it thickens.

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Strain through a mesh sieve and refrigerate until completely cooled.  About an hour.

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Take 4 cups (one quart) of vanilla ice cream and place in the fridge for 1/2 an hour until it gets soft but not melted.

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Take out the blackberry mixture and give it a good stir.  Then combined  the blackberry mixture and vanilla ice cream and stir uniform in color.

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Pour over chilled crust and then put in the freezer until firm (4 hours or overnight).

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About 15 minutes before serving remove from the freezer, remove the sides of the pan and garnish with fresh whipped cream. If you want add some lemon zest to the whipped cream. It’s fabulous!


Blackberry Ice Cream Tart

Yield: one nine inch tart


  • 1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 c melted butter
  • Filling
  • 2 c fresh blackberries
  • 1/2 c water
  • 1 tbs lemon zest
  • 2 tbs granulated sugar
  • 1/4 c corn starch
  • 4 c (one quart) vanilla ice cream


  1. Take a 9 inch springform pan and pour in your graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mix together with a fork and then press down evenly into the bottom of your pan. Place pan in the fridge to chill crust until firm, about one hour.
  2. Filling
  3. In a small bowl add your sugar and corn starch mix with one tbs of water and stir until smooth. Set aside.
  4. In a small pot add your water, blackberries and lemon zest. Bring to a boil over medium high heat Mash berries slightly with a fork while they are cooking. Once mixture is boiling, add in the cornstarch/ sugar mixture. Reduce heat and cook another 3 minutes until thickened.
  5. Strain mixture into a heat proof bowl through a mesh sieve. Once strained refrigerate until completely cooled. (about an hour).
  6. Scoop ice cream into a large bowl and let it sit in the fridge for 30 minutes, until soft. Take blackberry mixture, give it a good stir and then combined with vanilla ice cream until uniform in color.
  7. Pour over chilled crust and cover with foil. Place in the freezer until firm (4 hours to overnight)
  8. Put out of the freezer about 15 minutes before serving. Run a hot dry knife between the tart and the sides of the springform pan. Remove the sides of the pan and garnish with fresh whipped cream.
  9. Enjoy!
  10. Adapted from Cook with Sara

15 Responses to “Blackberry Ice Cream Tart”

  1. Amy of A Couple in the Kitchen June 17, 2013 at 5:07 am #

    Wow – that looks gorgeous and deliciously refreshing. Great choice for the start of summer!

  2. Our Eating Habits June 17, 2013 at 8:30 am #

    Wowsers, what a fun summer dessert!

  3. gloria June 17, 2013 at 9:27 am #

    This tart look really,really beautiful I love the color!!

  4. alicia @bakeaholic June 17, 2013 at 9:32 am #

    Yum! that looks delicious – and gorgeous! Great dessert for a crowd in the summer when its hot

  5. Sara June 17, 2013 at 1:38 pm #

    I am so glad you liked this and I love that you changed it up to use a different kind of berry. Happy summer!

  6. veronica gantley June 17, 2013 at 2:30 pm #

    Awesome recipe that I know my family will love. So glad you shared

  7. Karen - Cinnamon Freud June 17, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    This looks beautiful- love this for a summer dessert treat

  8. chelsy June 17, 2013 at 6:07 pm #

    This seriously looks amazing. I can’t wait to try!

  9. Gloria - The Ginger Snap Girl June 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm #

    So pretty! What a simple idea and perfect for summer.

  10. kristy @ gastronomical soveriegnty June 18, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Holy bananas! Or should I say, holy blackberries! i just finished a great big mother of an ice cream cone and now i want some of this. looks fantastic – you take gorgeous photography!

    Happy SRC reveal from a fellow group C member!

  11. Deanna Segrave-Daly June 19, 2013 at 5:46 am #

    Pinning right now! Can’t wait to make this for my dad since blackberry ice cream is his absolute favorite – beautiful photos!

  12. Melissa June 19, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    What a delicious looking dessert! I hope to find blackberries at the store soon so I can make this!

  13. Nancy @ gottagetbaked June 19, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    You always take the most beautiful photos, Christina! I love this easy, flavourful, no-bake dessert! I always bake in the summer, even when it’s boiling hot, so I really need to incorporate more no-bake sweets like this to give Tony ‘n Abby a break from the agonizing hours of sweating.

  14. Jen @JuanitasCocina June 23, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

    What a gorgeous tart! And such beautiful colors!

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