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Today I am helping to celebrate Can It Forward Day with Jarden Home Brands and Ball canning products. Jarden sent me product to review as compensation for this post however all projects and opinions are my own. Y’all my very berry ice cream topping recipe is so easy to make and can! It is seriously the easiest way to jump into canning. So if you have been wanting to give canning a try this post….and giveaway….is for you! Be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to enter the giveaway.
First of all since today is International Can-It-Forward Day, Jarden Home Brands is broadcasting LIVE from 11 am to 4 pm EST today. You can actually watch below and submit your very own canning questions. See I told you this post was for all of you canning beginners! If the video below is not working for you, just click this link to watch on the Ball site. Are you a seasoned canning pro? Try to stump them with your toughest questions! I bet they can answer them!
Very Berry Ice Cream Topping Recipe
- 4 1/2 cups sugar
- 4 1/2 cups water
- 4 pints mixed berries of your choice (I used blackberries and blueberries)
NOTE: The 4 pints of berries will make 5 pints of topping. You will have some sugar mixture left. Mix sugar and water in a pot and bring to a boil stirring often. Lower to a simmer. Wash berries and dry pack into HOT jars. The electric water bath canner that I used has a setting to heat your jars. I put my washed jars in there to heat. I love my jar lifter for handling jars without burns! Fill your jar with the washed berries leaving a 1/2 inch head space. Really pack them in there y’all!
Pour the hot sugar syrup you made earlier into the jar leaving a 1/2 inch of head space. Wipe rim and top of jar. Place a warm band and lid onto the jar. Screw hand tight.
Add to your electric water bath canner. After all the jars have been filled, process the pints for 15 minutes on the “canning” setting. If you don’t have this appliance, boil on the stove in a heavy pot for the same amount of time. NOTE: Be sure to read all directions that come with your appliance before using.
Drain water and remove hot jars. Again I use my jar lifter for this purpose. Set out on the counter to cool. Wait at least 12 hours before opening the jars to taste your creation!
I waited y’all but it was hard! I put the ice cream down in mini mason jars and piled on the very berry ice cream topping!
Y’all this recipe is amazing! It is sooo easy and perfect for any beginner at canning. Try your hand at this recipe today!
Want to win your very own electric water bath canner? Well I have the giveaway for you! You can win:
· (1) FreshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi-Cooker: In 2015, Jarden Home Brands launched the third appliance in its FreshTECH family. The new FreshTECH Electric Water Bath Canner + Multi-Cooker is a plug-in, countertop appliance that eliminates the need for stove top heating. This removes the concerns of ceramic-glass stove top owners and makes it more convenient to handle than traditional water bath canning pots. The appliance enables users to multi-task during the canning process, eliminating the need to monitor boiling water or move the pot to fill and drain. (Retail value: $149.99 each)
· (1) Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving: The new 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book Guide to Preserving is the most trusted resource in home canning for over 100 years and this new 2015 release is its largest update since the first edition in 1909. Expanding 56% from the previous edition, the 37th edition of the Ball Blue Book includes 75 new recipes, pictorial step by step guides for beginners and more! (Retail value: $11.95 each)
· (1) case regular mouth pint jars: (Retail value: $9.99 each)
This giveaway is open to those 18 years or older that live in the US. It is void where prohibited. Just enter using the widget below and GOOD LUCK! Prize is furnished and shipped by a third party and not the CCC. Winner will be announced in the widget below at the end of the contest.