Whole ripe blackberries are cooked slowly in open kettles, then combined with other natural ingredients to make these terrific fruit syrups. You can see the berries in the bottle, and as the syrup is poured on pancakes, waffles, oatmeal, or crepes. The syrups are also great as a topping for ice cream, cheesecake, and other desserts. Use the Blackberry Syrup in making dressings and marinade (equal parts syrup, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar), as a baking ingredient, or meat and vegetable glaze.
Blackberry Milk Shake
- 1 c. fresh or frozen blackberries
- 1 c. vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup blackberry syrup
- 1/2 cup milk
Put all four ingredients in blender, turn on high and it's ready in a few seconds. Frozen blueberries cause you to stop the blender and stir gently; then cover blender and start again. Frozen yogurt may be used instead of ice cream.