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The Best Ice Cream You’ll Ever Make: Blackberry Marshmallow Ice Cream

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Is this not the most gorgeous color you’ve ever seen in your entire life? This marshmallow ice cream is made complete with fresh blackberries and a drizzle of orange syrup!

When Gabriel and I were in our 20’s we lived at this apartment complex that backed up to this resplendent briar patch. Every year, the thorny green stems would produce the most incredible harvest of rich blackberries.

They were completely wild and unkept, and as such they grew with reckless abandon. We would head out to this little patch of heaven every day as we claimed and picked more than our fair share of berries until we were bleeding.

It pained me to leave so many unplucked.

We were up to our knees in these luscious blackberries. We made pies and crepes and muffins and sweets rolls and jams and this perfectly purple blackberry marshmallow ice cream.

Marshmallow Ice Cream

We’ve since moved from Oregon, but no matter where we live we make sure to spend all summer long finding a berry patch to satiate our craving for fresh blackberries picked out of the wild earth.

And then spend every moment thereafter enjoying every sweet and tender orb bursting with flavor.

Perfectly Purple Marshberry Ice Cream

This ice cream is perfection with marshmallows and blackberries. The marshmallows add a creamy base, so all you need to make this is a blender, a sauce pan, and an ice cream maker.

The Best Ice Cream You'll Ever Make: Perfectly Purple Marshberry Ice Cream Recipe

Perfectly Purple Marshberry Ice Cream

Catherine Olson
Marshmallow Ice Cream base with lots of heavy cream and succulent fresh blackberries!
Prep Time 15 mins
Churn Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1 quart


  • Blender
  • Ice Cream Maker


  • ½ pint blackberries
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ pint blackberries
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • ¼ cup fresh squeezed juice from a whole orange optional
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar optional


Ice Cream Base

  • Add all ingredients except ½ pint of blackberries & ½ cup mini marshmallows into a blender and purée until smooth
  • Transfer to a sauce pan and bring to a boil over medium heat
  • Cook for 5 minutes then remove from heat
  • Let cool for 10 minutes
  • Stir in remaining ½ pint of blackberries & ½ cup mini marshmallows and stir to melt slightly
  • Churn according to maker’s manufacturers instructions.
  • For an extra burst of goodness, pour orange syrup over the scoop(s)!

Orange Syrup (Optional)

  • In a small bowl whisk ¼ cup of fresh squeezed orange juice and ¾ cup of powdered sugar until dissolved
  • Pour over ice cream scoops
Keyword Marshmallow Ice Cream

Why is my Ice Cream Hard?

Most homemade ice cream has a very high water content due to the nature of its ingredients.

David Lebovitz swears by using a few tablespoons of vodka in every ice cream recipe. Just enough to keep it from completely freezing and hardening. I haven’t tried it yet, but I’m definitely going to!

Can I use a Different Type of Berry?

Of course! Raspberry would be delicious. However, we actually love a different ice cream recipe for raspberries mixed with mineolas. Once we can get our hands on some fresh fruit, we’ll be sharing this amazing recipe with you!

If you are thinking strawberry, we recommend our strawberry mint ice cream!

Is Brown Sugar in this Recipe a Typo?

It’s interesting isn’t it?

We love the addition of brown sugar. It melts into the cream and offers such a deep richness to this marshmallow ice cream. It’s buttery and complements the other ingredients perfectly!

Let us know what you think of it!

Why Orange Syrup?

I love orange on everything, so while other people might think it’s a bit extra – I can’t get enough of it. It’s delicious!

Plus, orange and berries are such a great pairing!

Like this recipe? Check out more of these delicious blackberry inspired recipes!


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  1. I like that you used brown sugar and marshmallows in this berry ice cream. It's very creative. I'm gonna have to try this out just to know how the flavors combine. The color is very nice too. Thank you for sharing.


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