If you are anything like myself, you want dessert, but you don’t want to typically spend HOURS baking something delicious. However, don’t get me wrong, I DO love those baking days, where heavenly flavors mingle together to float throughout my house. But alas, today I clearly needed a tasty treat FAST to provide me with some comfort after my PAINFUL berry picking debacle!
The best part about these fresh blackberries was that I actually picked them straight off the vine at a local berry picking farm. Organic berries for the WIN! While this adventure made me happily reminisce over all the times I have done this as a child with my family, however my reminiscing was cut
ABRUPTLY SHORT. Here, I am picking the biggest, juiciest blackberries EVER and BAM I look down and multiple wasps are landing on me stinging my ankle! I immediately take off running, throwing my berries to the ground, and start stripping off my shoe and sock. That was DEFINITELY not my proudest moment. After I recovered, I realized how ABSOLUTELY CRAZY I responded, but what can I say, I am a baby when it comes to pain! My ankle immediately puffed up like a balloon and even now it hurts. But, I am happy to say, I did NOT give up and continued berry picking after my fiasco. Yes, my momma did NOT raise a quitter.
My favorite part about these blackberry ice cream sandwiches is that people will think you spent HOURS making these sweet, yet light treats! The hardest part is WAITING for the tasty, ripe blackberries to macerate (or simply to draw out the juices in these berries to make a syrup). The rest of the process is EXTREMELY EASY and FAST, you can practically do this in your sleep! So, without further ado, let’s get to baking! Cue the flute! *The recipe is found after the pictures!*