On a hot summer day, this pale purplish milk shake is a rich yet refreshing drink or dessert to enjoy outdoors. Pass a plate of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies to eat alongside.
2 ice cubes
1 cup blackberries
2 Tbs. sugar
4 scoops vanilla ice cream, about 1 1/2 cups total
1/2 cup milk
Place the ice cubes in a blender or food processor and process to crush. Set aside 4 of the blackberries and add the remaining berries to the blender or food processor along with the sugar. Puree until smooth. Add the ice cream and milk, and process until smooth or to the desired consistency.
Pour into 2 tall glasses and garnish with the reserved berries. Serve immediately.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Lifestyles Series, Casual Outdoor Dining, by Georgeanne Brennan (Time-Life Books, 1998).