This refreshing and easy no churn Margarita Ice Cream with Blackberry Ripple is so easy to make – no ice cream machine required!
Ever have those days when you know you just need a margarita? I’m not talking just on Cinco de Mayo (where it’s mandatory to kick up those stilettos, break out the Sauza and it’s Margarita (or Sauza-Rita) time). That was my situation recently – having come off a nightmare jury duty, followed by two massive work projects and I realized that my batteries were beyond low – my iPhone had more battery life than I did. So, I decided that it was time to break out the “good” margarita glasses, chill with some friends and have some great conversation. Granted during that time I channeled my inner clutz and wound up breaking one of those “good” margarita glasses and decided that matchy matchy glasses won’t do. After all, it’s not about the glass, but what’s IN the glass that counts, right? (Sidenote – at the store, the clerk broke one of the good glasses so it’s not like I didn’t know how fragile they were – but no – I wasn’t thinking and *poof* the glass shattered – typical Aly – I was thinking of twenty things at once and learned my lesson.)
Deicing to play it low-key aka no major cooking on the agenda, I wanted to play with a recipe that I have been thinking about for years – Nigella Lawson’s Margarita Ice Cream. I had done some retail therapy prior and found a nifty little ice cream container that would store well in my
over well-packed freezer and since it was a recipe that warranted no ice maker needed, well – even better. With my schedule, time wouldn’t allow me to be whisking custard and tempering eggs and all that jazz. (Plus – when it comes to my tequila – I tend to be a bit impatient – my boy Albee taught me well.)
This recipe could not be easier to whip up – squeezing and zesting some limes, a splash or two of orange liqueur followed by a nifty thimble of Sauza Tequila, followed by lots of whipping of cream and sweetened condensed milk and you have a voluptuous fluffy margarita cream that is begging to be eaten. Want to take it over the top – swirl in some blackberry jam and you have a sweet and tart ice cream that will be ready for you whenever #MargaritaMoments strike. How easy is that?
This Cinco de Mayo, I’ll be chilling with friends, enjoying some of this delicious No Churn Margarita Ice Cream with Blackberry Ripple and having a Sauza-Rita or two. Because, sometimes, the best moments you have with friends involve a sweet spoonful of ice cream and a lot of laughter!
On to the recipe:
Gather your ingredients
Adding the Sauza to the lime zest, juice and orange liqueur
Whisking in the sweetened condensed milk to the fluffy whipped margarita cream
Let’s ripple in the blackberry jam
Now – try to have just a taste – I dare you!
Adapted from Nigella Lawson
This easy no churn Margarita Ice Cream has a bit of a boozy kick along with a sweetly tart blackberry ripple woven throughout.
8 hr, 15 Prep Time
8 hr, 15 Total Time
- Zest of two limes and juice of 4 limes (about 1/3 cup)
- 1/4 cup of tequila (I used Sauza Blue Silver – very smooth finish)
- 2 tablespoons of orange liqueur
- 1/8 teaspoon of kosher salt
- 2 cups of heavy cream
- 1 cup of sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup of seedless blackberry jam, divided
- Fresh blackberries for garnish
- In a large bowl, add the lime zest, juice, tequila, orange liqueur and salt and whisk until the salt is dissolved.
- Pour in the cream and, using an electric hand mixer, whip the cream until it is thick and smooth but still a bit soft.
- Add the sweetened condensed milk and whip for about 2 – 3 minutes more until the mixture is fully combined, thick and fluffy – but definitely make sure it is not stiff.
- Spoon half of the mixture into an airtight container.
- Scatter half of the blackberry jam over the mixture and ripple it throughout the container.
- Pour the remaining margarita cream into the container followed by the blackberry jam and again, gently ripple it through.
- Freeze the margarita ice cream 8 hours or overnight. It will not freeze too hard and will be easy to scoop.
- Garnish with some fresh blackberries and enjoy!
Inactive time is about 8 hours for chilling. You could easily whip this up the night before and it’s ready for your soiree the next morning!