DIY “Homemade Fruit Ice Cream Using Goat Milk”

With the fresh sweetness of blueberries and pineapple,  this homemade fruit ice cream screams Summertime. Additionally, fruit ice cream is a great way to “chill out” from the summer heat.

This recipe is for a 4 quart ice cream freezer, and produces a mild ice cream treat. If you prefer a richer ice cream, just replace some of the liquid with heavy cream, or make it into a custard by cooking a few whisked egg yolks with the milk and sugar.

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups (1 1/2 quarts) goat milk
  • 2 cups half and half  or heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups blueberries – fresh or frozen-thawed
  • 2 cups pineapple – fresh or canned
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. vanilla extract

 

Directions:

  • Blend the blueberries and pineapple in a blender or food processor until mostly smooth. If you are using a blender, you may need to add a little goat milk for liquid to ease in blending.

* Note – If you are new to ice cream making and if you are adding fruit to your ice cream, remember to puree it first! Otherwise, those lovely fresh slices of fruit will be frozen and end up hard as a rock in your ice cream. Actually, the pureed fruit adds much more flavor than simple fruit chunks.

  • Pour 1 quart of the goat milk in a sauce pan and heat to scalding – there should be steam coming from the milk but, it should not boil. Remove from heat and add sugar and salt, stirring until completely dissolved.
  • Place mixture in refrigerator or freezer until chilled. When cold, add the remainder of the goat milk, the half and half, vanilla extract and fruit mixture.
  • Pour into ice cream freezer canister and follow the instructions as per  your ice cream maker.

 

To store ice cream, if you have ice cream left over that you must store in the freezer, store it in single-portion sizes, as homemade ice cream becomes brick-hard in the freezer, and will be impossible to scoop unless you first melt it.

 

*More suggestion:

You can use your single-portion leftover ice cream to make a smoothie by throwing it in the blender with some extra goat milk.