A local ice cream shop makes a once-a-year small batch of blackberry brandy ice cream, which I always seem to miss or just get the last bits of. I was thinking of making my own.
My initial thought was to make a sweet cream (custard) base--i.e., no vanilla or any other flavoring--and adding blackberry brandy to that. I want it to be more than just brandy-flavored; the shop's version is so loaded with alcohol that even after a few days in the coldest part of the freezer it has the consistency of soft-serve.
So there are a couple of things I'm watching out for: first, that there's enough brandy in it to get that taste/texture without there being so much that it never freezes and has a texture more like soup than soft-serve, and second that there is just enough sweetening that it's a dessert without becoming cloying. I've never tasted straight blackberry brandy, but I'm presuming it's pretty sweet on its own.
They look interesting enough that I've saved the recipes, but I'm not sure if they're quite what I'm looking for, especially as neither is a BLACKBERRY brandy recipe.
I was also considering making my own blackberry brandy. I have a small bottle of brandy that I never use, so I was going to infuse it with crushed blackberries (still in season locally), so maybe it'll have a neutral-enough sweetness that I can use a standard sweet cream recipe and fiddle from there. And from what I understand, commercial blackberry brandies like Jezynowka are really blackberry-FLAVORED brandies and not just made from blackberries.
My ice cream maker has a 1.5 qt capacity, but I'm probably looking for a quart recipe.