Blackberry Basil Milkshake

By • June 2, 2011 • 22 Comments

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Author Notes: I love blackberries and basil but never thought of putting them together. I decided to try and it's amazing. This syrup can be used in so many different ways a milkshake, mix with soda water, an ice cream soda,an egg cream or wherever your imagination takes you. Its best to let the syrup sit overnight in the refrigerator to get the full impact of the blackberries and basil. - sdebrangosdebrango

Food52 Review: This was delicious! Creamy, sweet, and a just a little tart. The basil was a nice touch. It made it completely refreshing and a nice change from the typical mint in a dessert. The syrup was super easy to make. It was delicious in the milkshake, but I think it would also be great on cheesecake or drizzled over a lemon cake with some whipped cream. This is a great treat for kids of all ages. Yes, in spite of the basil, my kids loved it! Basil in sweet-tart desserts is genius! Lovely recipe sdebrango! This was my first attempt at a syrup and it went swimmingly!chichel

Serves 4

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 cup Sugar(If berries are very sweet decrease sugar by 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup water
  • 9 Basil leaves
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Whole milk (Or you can use reduced or low fat if you prefer)
  1. To a medium saucepan add your blackberries, sugar, water and 8 basil leaves. On high heat bring to a boil, then reduce to med/high and let cook for 20 minutes Only stir after all the sugar has dissolved. Take off flame and let it cool to room temperature.Pour through a sieve pressing the blackberries until just about all thats left is the seeds and a little pulp. Pour into a jar add a basil leaf and refrigerate.
  2. To make the milk shake: For 1 serving add 1/2 cup milk to blender, add 6 tbs blackberry syrup and 2 scoops vanilla ice cream. Blend until incorporated. Pour into a glass add another small scoop of ice cream and drizzle with syrup.
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over 3 years ago chichel

I was the tester for this recipe. Here goes: This was delicious! Creamy, sweet, and a just a little tart. The basil was a nice touch. It made it completely refreshing and a nice change from the typical mint in a dessert. The syrup was super easy to make. It was delicious in the milkshake, but I think it would also be great on cheesecake or drizzled over a lemon cake with some whipped cream. What a great treat for kids of all ages. Yes, in spite of the basil, my kids loved it!

Basil in sweet-tart desserts is genius! Lovely recipe sdebrango! This was my first attempt at a syrup and it went swimmingly!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you chichel, I am so glad that you enjoyed it. You are right it would be great on cake! Its always validation if the kids like it. Thank you again for the great review so happy you tested my recipe.

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over 3 years ago TheFriendlyFoodieGirl

This looks great! I love making flavored syrups, so I can't wait to try this recipe!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you tffg, I have been making flavored syrups jar after jar I love them in club soda. I have been making my own cream soda with my triple vanilla syrup. Thank you.

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

Oh man, I love this! I made an ice cream last year with blackberries, sage and creme de cassis that was a hit. I will have to make this milkshake now!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Oh that sounds wonderful, I have sage and creme de cassis I have to make that also. Blackberries are my favorite berry they work so well with herbs love it. Thank you!

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over 3 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

The recipe for mine is here on Food 52 if you want to take a look at it for ideas.http://www.food52.com/recipes...

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you yes, I want to save it to my recipes have some blackberries I need to use. Thank you

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over 3 years ago boulangere

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How did this get past me? And why would anyone use less than whole milk? So beautiful in colors and flavors.

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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I know, I would never use anything else. Thank you! hardlikearmour suggested a martini which I did last night with the syrup it was amazing.

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over 3 years ago lorigoldsby

I have had this flavor profile in a jam--just know it's going to be a sweet treat!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you, I had never combined them before and was so pleased with it. Making your custard (concrete) I know its going to be amazing.

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over 3 years ago TiggyBee

Yum!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Yum! I bet you could turn this concept into a killer martini (sans the ice cream.)

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Oh yes, it would make a killer martini, hmmm have syrup left will break out the booze and a shaker. Yum!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Made the martini last night, as you thought it was killer! Great suggestion thank you.I gave it a few squeezes of lemon to cut the sweetness.

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over 3 years ago hardlikearmour

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Sounds perfect! Yum!

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over 3 years ago EmilyC

This sounds really good!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you so much EmilyC!

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over 3 years ago wssmom

I can't wait to try this!

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over 3 years ago sdebrango

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Thank you it really is good I hope you make it and give me your comments.