Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry ice cream
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This blueberry ice cream is rich, creamy, and delicious. Serve this ice cream at a summer gathering or special occasion.

This would be wonderful with lemon pound cake or with a fresh blueberry sauce or mixed fresh berry topping.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries, rinsed and picked over
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
  • Juice of 1 lemon, about 3 tablespoons
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

How to Make It

  1. In a saucepan, heat blueberries with 1/4 cup of sugar, stirring, until the blueberries pop and the mixture cooks down a bit, about 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely then refrigerate to chill.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine remaining sugar, lemon juice, cream, and milk.  
  3. Put over medium-low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until hot and it just begins to simmer. Do not let the mixture boil.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks; whisk about half of the hot mixture into the egg yolks.
  5. Pour egg yolk mixture back into the hot mixture in the saucepan and cook, stirring, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon. A wooden spoon will look coated and when you run your finger over the coating, it doesn't run into the track your finger made.
  6. Strain the mixture into a bowl; chill thoroughly in refrigerator or an ice bath.
  7. Fold in the cold blueberry mixture.
  8. Freeze following ice cream machine manufacturer's instructions.