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Blackberry Coulis

Blackberries The blackberry season in Dingle hasn’t been great. I don’t know if the last month has been too wet, but so many of the prime picking areas are less than inspiring.

However, there are blackberries to be had, and one great thing to do with them is to make a blackberry coulis. This is basically a sauce that you can serve with desserts, and it’s wonderful over ice cream.

Murphys Blackberry Coulis Recipe


250 g fresh blackberries

25 g sugar

25 ml lemon juice

What to do:

1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small saucepan.

Blackberry Coulis

2. Cover and cook over low heat for about 20 minutes, checking occasionally to make sure it doesn’t dry out (the moisture from the berries should prevent this).

3. Transfer to a food processor or blender and puree.

4. Pass through a sieve, using a spoon or spatula to force through everything but the seeds.

That’s it!

Note: I served it over vanilla ice cream (see photo right), and it’s a tasty dessert. I got the tower shape simply from cutting away the cardboard from one of our mini tubs and inverting the ice cream…

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4 Responses to “Blackberry Coulis”

  1. January 16th, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    Renate says:

    Hi there– super! Wasn’t sure exactly what to use for my rack of lamb, but this is perfect! Thanks : )

  2. July 25th, 2008 at 4:16 am

    Joe says:

    I tossed some mint leaves into this akin to your strawberry/sage recipe and added it to the basic ice cream mix. We have a winner!

  3. September 30th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

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  4. May 2nd, 2010 at 1:17 am

    Solar Arizona says:

    I can only imagine how amazing this is! Where I live we can only get berries at the store, and never pick them fresh.. which is a total bummer. I love eating them straight off the vine! And this ice cream would be amazing.. but I’d have to find it FRESH!

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