Raspberry Ice Cream

raspberry ice cream

A week ago, I went to Frontera Grill, which is one of celebrity chef Rick Bayless’s restaurant in Chicago.  For dessert, my husband and I had this simple yet life changing ice cream, which was Michigan Raspberry Ice Cream with d’aristi rum.  It was just sooo delicious.  I dream about this raspberry ice cream, folks.

raspberry ice cream

It was so refreshing to have something different from your usual strawberry ice cream, which is really a fave of mine.  

raspberry ice cream

This raspberry ice cream was so smooth and silky and really just perfection.  I knew that I needed to try to make some version of it at home, and this one is really great!  I pureed the raspberries and made sure to strain them so I would not get any seeds.  I wanted that smooth texture that Frontera Grill had coupled with that incredible raspberry flavor.   I definitely think I succeeded.  Try this recipe out and hopefully you will enjoy it as much as I did.  You can also make it vegan which is even more amazing!!

raspberry ice cream


Raspberry Ice Cream

Raspberry Ice Cream


  • 3 whole large eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups half and half
  • 1 pound of raspberries, pureed with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract
  • 4 drops red food coloring, optional


  1. Beat eggs and egg yolks in a medium sized bowl. Next add sugar to the bowl and whisk together.
  2. Add heavy cream and half and half to a large pot and heat to boiling level. Remove from heat.
  3. Slowly add three tablespoons of the hot milk mixture to the egg mixture to temper it and whisk together to combine. Then slowly add in the rest of the milk mixture and continue whisk the entire time to make sure it doesn't scramble.
  4. Add in raspberries and flour and stir to combine.
  5. Place the mixture in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours to chill completely.
  6. Remove mixture from refrigerator and stir in vanilla extract.
  7. Add your mixture to an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions and freeze.
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  1. My dream is to someday go to Frontera Grill! but until THAT happens, I’ll just have to make this ice cream. Sounds amazing and such a nice diversion from traditional strawberry!

  2. I have always wanted to go to Frontera Grill! Ah! This ice cream looks absolutely divine!! Such a perfect sweet summer treat!

  3. Life changing dessert are The best desserts! This raspberry ice cream is gorgeous!! I’m crushing on your lovely ceramic ice cream container too! :D

  4. This ice cream is goooorgeouuus! My bf loves raspberries and ice cream so this would like be THE THING for him!

  5. I just got my ice cream maker!!! I am on a huge ice cream kick… love this !!

  6. Oh my goodness yesssss! I cannot get enough of raspberries lately and this is just calling my name! Now to get an ice cream maker…

  7. I would dream about it too! Raspberry ice cream sounds delicious & it’s so pretty!

  8. So beautiful! I just love all of your recent berry recipes. I love that you provide directions for a vegan option too. I love summer and berries! Cannot get enough!

  9. Wow, just pinned. I bet this has a much brighter flavor than strawberry!

  10. Mmm … that sounds soooooo good! I’m jealous – first you had dinner at Frontera Grill (something I’ve always wanted to do) and now you’re scooping up this deliciousness!

  11. Wow this looks so yummy if I had rasberries I would make it right now…

  12. This looks fabulous, Jocelyn! So happy to be semi-settled from my move so I can start visiting my favorite bloggers again! xox

  13. The ice cream looks scrumptious, especially in your beautiful dishes.

  14. I love raspberry and ice cream. I’ve got to give this one a try. Looks so beautiful and sounds decadent. :)

  15. “Life-changing ice cream”. Best sentence ever.

  16. It sounds like an incredible ice cream! Anything that can change a life deserves a try! :D

  17. Ohhhhh yum! What a beautiful color, and such a tasty combination. In the heat of the summer there are few things more refreshing than berries and cream :)

  18. Yeah. it’s look delicious too!


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