Fast Recipes

A cheat's recipe for blackberry soft serves

We've hacked the recipe for fast summertime refreshment.

By Elizabeth Fiducia
  • Serves 4
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These blackberry soft serves are our fast and refreshing take on a favourite summertime treat. Best of all, you don't need an ice-cream churner. Take one blender, plus a piping bag and nozzle, and dessert is on the way.


  • 500 gm frozen blackberries
  • 1 litre (4 cups) coconut ice-cream
  • 15 gm freeze dried strawberries (see note), crushed


  • 1
    Process blackberries and ice-cream in a food processor, scraping down edges in between blending, until completely smooth.
  • 2
    Transfer mixture to a piping bag with a 1cm-star nozzle. Pipe into ¾-cup glasses, then sprinkle over strawberries. Serve immediately or freeze for up to an hour and serve.


Freeze-dried strawberries are available from select supermarkets, including Woolworths.