Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream

I am SO excited for this Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream for several reasons.

Blackberry Cobbler in ice cream form. A rich vanilla ice cream studded with bite sized pieces of sweet biscuits, blackberries and blackberry sauce. www.pineappleandcoconut.com

One I made it and I get eat it , two it brings back a fond memory of a fun summer job I had when I was younger, and three its for #Berryweek!!!

Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream | PineappleandCoconut.com #berryweek

I actually didn’t know about berry week until a couple days ago when I saw a few amazing recipes online and saw they all had this picture on them. I told my friend Beka of the AMAZING blog, Kvetchin Kitchen ( go check it out she is great, world traveler, awesome cook and baker and great sense of humor) that I would be interested in joining the next time she was doing a ” week” of something. Well little did I know, that a bunch of other blogging friends of mine were also part of the group and Beka said if I had a recipe with berries I could jump in with the group this week!!  And I just happened to be making Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream! Perfect timing, huh?

Blackberry Cobbler in ice cream form. A rich vanilla ice cream studded with bite sized pieces of sweet biscuits, blackberries and blackberry sauce. www.pineappleandcoconut.com

The original reason I was making this blackberry cobbler ice cream, was because for some reason I was thinking about it last week when we had some fresh blackberries from a farmer’s market and it was bringing back a memory from a summertime job I had when I was younger and I thought it would be perfect to make. Plus its HOT in Vegas and ice cream is always the answer for the heat.

Blackberry Cobbler in ice cream form. A rich vanilla ice cream studded with bite sized pieces of sweet biscuits, blackberries and blackberry sauce. www.pineappleandcoconut.com

When I was about 21-ish I moved to Summit County, Colorado to be a ski bum for a while. A break from college of sorts. I got a job working for Copper Mountain working the lift lines and snowboard instructing and when ski season was up I needed another job. We all had several jobs living there. Most worked on the mountain and waited tables. Well I had grown up riding horses and I thought it would be a blast to work on a ranch in the summer taking guests on horseback rides.

Blackberry Cobbler in ice cream form. A rich vanilla ice cream studded with bite sized pieces of sweet biscuits, blackberries and blackberry sauce. www.pineappleandcoconut.com

I ended up working on two different ranches two summers in a row. Both ranches were working cattle ranches and the horseback rides were a side income for the ranch. The second ranch I worked at had a “cattle drive” for guests. Not like the Billy Crystal adventure City Slickers, but a 3 hour condensed version with a chuck wagon lunch at the end. It was SO fun to walk around slow on the horses, chat with guests and push the cattle from one end of the ranch to the other and go have lunch. Until the cows figured it out and as soon as they saw the horseback riders coming, they would get in a single file line and try to take a shortcut to where we would “drive” them. Guests thought this was funny, but the cows doing this would cut the 3 hour tour down to about 30 min. And for the price the guests paid, we needed to figure out how to make it a 3 hour cattle drive.

Blackberry Cobbler in ice cream form. A rich vanilla ice cream studded with bite sized pieces of sweet biscuits, blackberries and blackberry sauce. www.pineappleandcoconut.com

So when the cows started going for their single file line short cut, one or two of us would go run up ahead on our horses and chase the cows to other parts of the ranch and then have guests go find them with us to bring them back to the rest of the herd. It was SO fun hauling ass around a ranch on a horse.  The other best part about the cattle drive was the lunch. The cook that made the lunch was a real deal cowboy cook. He brought his own chuck wagon and everything he served was made from scratch. I always wanted to be one of the cattle drive guides just for the lunch. Particularly the black berry cobbler he made. It was amazing

Blackberry Cobbler in ice cream form. A rich vanilla ice cream studded with bite sized pieces of sweet biscuits, blackberries and blackberry sauce. www.pineappleandcoconut.com

I would always bring a tupperware to take home extra blackberry cobbler and have it for dessert at night with vanilla ice cream. I would mix it all together and knock back a beer or two with it. Ranch work was hard work!!   Once in a while he would bring peach cobbler, but the blackberry was hands down the ranch favorite.  That was a fun summer. I got paid to ride around on horses, chase cows and eat blackberry cobbler. I also learned a lot about running a ranch. When we didn’t have guests to take on rides, we would do all sorts of things like baling hay, fixing fence lines and checking on cattle on their off the main part of the ranch property. I would often help with the veterinary issues with some of the horses or help the farrier aka crazy Curtis that hated horses, yet owned a ton and would do all the trimming of the horses hooves and shoe some of them. I also learned how to drive a team of horses pulling a wagon and crack a bullwhip. That was cool.

Blackberry Cobbler in ice cream form. A rich vanilla ice cream studded with bite sized pieces of sweet biscuits, blackberries and blackberry sauce. www.pineappleandcoconut.com

 

Blackberry Cobbler in ice cream form. A rich vanilla ice cream studded with bite sized pieces of sweet biscuits, blackberries and blackberry sauce. www.pineappleandcoconut.com

I have been staring at these pictures of this blackberry cobbler ice cream all evening, it’s time for me to go eat a bowl of it!!

Blackberry Cobbler Ice Cream Collage

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