Raspberry Turkish Delight Ice Cream

The recent warm weather has inspired me to get the ice cream maker out and make a raspberry turkish delight ice cream.

I haven’t made ice cream for a good couple of years now, I’m not sure why because I’ve always got spare egg yolks in the fridge left over from making macarons. I couldn’t decide what flavour to make until I was given box of turkish delight. I knew if I opened the box I’d probably end up eating it all in one go – because that's what I’m like, no self control! Then I started to wonder if I could use it in an ice cream recipe.

Photograph of Raspberry Turkish Delight Ice Cream baked by Jane.
I love the chewy texture of the pieces of turkish delight in this ice cream, it reminds me of my favourite childhood flavour, Tutti Fruity. I loved all the little bits of candied fruit hiding in the ice cream.


Raspberry sauce

  • 300g raspberries
  • 1 tbsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp rose water

Ice cream

  • 300ml double cream
  • 300ml whole milk
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds scraped
  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • 4 medium egg yolks
  • 3/4 tsp rose water
  • 200g turkish delight, finely chopped


  1. To make the raspberry sauce, place the raspberries, caster sugar and water in a saucepan. Cook until softened slightly then stir in the rose water, set aside to cool then chill in the fridge until needed.
  2. To make the ice cream, place the cream and milk together with the vanilla pod and scraped seeds in a saucepan. Bring almost to a boil, set aside to infuse for half an hour.
  3. Place the egg yolks and sugar in a bowl and whisk together until pale. Slowly poor the warm infused cream into the eggs while whisking all the time. Return the mixture to the saucepan over a low heat, stirring continuously until the mixture has thickened slightly and coats the back of a wooden spoon.
  4. Strain the custard through a sieve into a clean bowl, stir in the rose water, have a taste at this point to make sure it's to your liking. Cool the custard as quickly as possible, I cooled mine in a sink full of iced water. Once cool cover the surface of the custard with cling film and place in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  5. Take your raspberry sauce and puree about half of it, add the puree to your chilled custard, churn your ice cream in an ice cream machine to manufacturers instructions. I dropped in the turkish delight pieces as it was churning. Once churned transfer to a freezable container and ripple through the remaining raspberry sauce. Freeze for at least 3 hours before serving.

NOTE: If you don’t have an ice cream machine, put the mixture in a freezable container and stir with a fork every 30 minutes until frozen. Stir through the turkish delight and remaining raspberry sauce when it is semi frozen.

Photograph of Raspberry Turkish Delight Ice Cream baked by Jane.
Photograph of Raspberry Turkish Delight Ice Cream baked by Jane.
Photograph of Raspberry Turkish Delight Ice Cream baked by Jane.

Published by Jane Lewis


In 2015 I made it through to the last 50 in the last audition of The Great British Bake Off. Sadly I wasn't chosen for the programme but I need to carry on my journey as I can't imagine my life without baking.

I'd love to start writing my own recipes. So what better place to do it than starting a blog.