Blackberry Basil Milkshake

June 2, 2011


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

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups 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)
In This Recipe

Directions

  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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Reviews (11) Questions (0)

11 Reviews

chichel June 16, 2011
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!<br /><br />Basil in sweet-tart desserts is genius! Lovely recipe sdebrango! This was my first attempt at a syrup and it went swimmingly!
 
This looks great! I love making flavored syrups, so I can't wait to try this recipe!
 
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!
 
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/6134_sage_infused_plumblackberryhoney_gelato<br /><br />
 
boulangere June 3, 2011
How did this get past me? And why would anyone use less than whole milk? So beautiful in colors and flavors.
 
lorigoldsby June 2, 2011
I have had this flavor profile in a jam--just know it's going to be a sweet treat!<br />
 
TiggyBee June 2, 2011
Yum!
 
hardlikearmour June 2, 2011
Yum! I bet you could turn this concept into a killer martini (sans the ice cream.)
 
hardlikearmour June 3, 2011
Sounds perfect! Yum!
 
EmilyC June 2, 2011
This sounds really good!
 
wssmom June 2, 2011
I can't wait to try this!