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Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream

Swirled with fresh raspberry puree, this ice cream can be made using our vanilla ice cream starter or a scratch ice cream recipe (see related recipe at left). Prepare the ice cream base but do not freeze it, then proceed as directed below.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 1 batch vanilla ice cream, unfrozen (see note above)
  • 2 pints raspberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar


Prepare the vanilla ice cream starter or scratch vanilla ice cream recipe and refrigerate until cold.

Pass the raspberries through a food mill fitted with a medium plate. Transfer the pureed berries to a saucepan and stir in the sugar. Place over medium-high heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is reduced to 1 cup, 20 to 22 minutes. Let cool to room temperature, then refrigerate until cold.

Transfer the ice cream base to a 2-quart ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Remove the raspberry puree from the refrigerator and stir to loosen.

Transfer half of the ice cream to a chilled 1-lb. loaf pan and spoon half of the raspberry puree on top. Spoon the remaining ice cream on top, then top with the remaining raspberry puree. Using a butter knife, gently swirl the raspberry puree into the ice cream. Cover the pan with plastic wrap and freeze until firm, at least 3 hours or up to 3 days, before serving. Makes about 1 1/2 quarts.

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