Blueberry Ice Cream

It had been a while since I busted out my ice cream making attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer, and having all of these fresh blueberries on hand, and looking at the scorching weather report for this weekend I decided what better time than now. In a sauce pan, I start by combining about one cup or so of sugar, one fourth of a cup of water, the juice and zest of a lemon, a couple of slices of fresh ginger, a generous dollop of homemade blueberry jam, and heat the mixture until the sugar dissolves. Meanwhile, I puree two pints of fresh, washed blueberries in the food processor. Once the sugar has dissolved I add the blueberry puree to the syrup and cook for about five to seven minutes. In another sauce pan I scald one quart of heavy cream, and slowly whisk it into two large egg yolks. Add a splash of vanilla extract and the blueberry mixture (removing the slices of ginger), cover, and chill in the refrigerator until very cold. Freeze the mixture in an ice cream maker, following the manufacturer’s instructions, and voila! Easy, delicious blueberry ice cream. Creamy, rich, silky, and fully of fresh blueberry flavor this cool summer treat is sure to satisfy. If you, on the other hand, prefer to drink your ice cream, add several scoops to a blender with a splash of milk, and blend until smooth. In either case, serve it up with a few extra berries, and a sprig of fresh mint. Enjoy!

This post made the Foodbuzz.com Top 9!!!

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25 responses to “Blueberry Ice Cream

  1. Doesn’t Blueberry Ice Cream look beautiful??!! Such amazing colors. Nicely done!

  2. What beautiful photos and delicious looking ice cream. Blueberries are my fave but I’ve never had blueberry ice cream, I want yours :)

  3. Wonderful, refreshing, cooling and beauiful images too!

    Bon appetit!

    =:~)

  4. That is some gorgeous ice cream! That color is just brilliant!

    • jacobskitchen

      Thanks! Isn’t it vivid? Delicious too! I feel so fantastically old fashioned hand picking all of my own blueberries (which is one of the most charming activities in the whole world), and then making and churning my own ice cream with them. I mean, what’s next? Washing my laundry in the river? lol =)

  5. The ice cream looks delicious, love the beautiful color!

  6. Gorgeous! All you stuff is amazing. Perfect for a hot summer day!

    • jacobskitchen

      Thanks Lisa! But that’s definitely like the pot calling the kettle black. All of YOUR stuff is amazing!

      Thanks for visiting! =)

  7. That looks amazing,….gorgeous color!

  8. Absolutely gorgeous photos! The colors are so vibrant and the lighting is beautiful. Ice cream looks tasty, too :-)

  9. Blueberry Ice Cream sounds so very very good!! I wish I had some right now!!!
    Congrats on the top 9!

  10. Congrats on Top 9! I can’t just imagine how good this tasted! Your photos alone make me gain weight!
    Have a fantastic day!
    -Gina-

  11. Yes, gorgeous images, but even better — ice cream and blueberries! Together at last! I’ve always wanted to make it but have been concerned about what to do with the skins. I guess that’s a non-issue.

  12. Beautiful color! Blueberries are so delicious, I can only imagine how good this ice cream was!

  13. Blueberry ice cream is my favorite flavor of ice cream, I used to eat it all the time when I was working few years ago during summer in Yellowstone National Park. It was their signature ice cream flavor.

  14. Oh man. Another stunner. I love the colors…so vibrant and appealing. Ice cream for me for dinner tonight? Probably! :) Congrats on the Top 9!

    • jacobskitchen

      Hey Shannon! Thanks! Weird thing is, this post made the foodbuzz top 9 on Aug 12th. And I have not resubmitted any of the pictures. I did not submit anything on the 24th, in fact (which is when these photos for today’s top 9 were taken from). So it must be some sort of foodbuzz glitch. but I’ll take it. Again. =)

      Thanks for stopping by!

  15. Risaeats

    This ice cream looks amazing. I made raspberry ice cream last week.

  16. spoonfulofsugarfree

    These kind of recipes make me want to forget about my allergy and splurge on blueberry ice cream until I’m sick! Man, you photography is so beautiful!

    • jacobskitchen

      Hey SOSF,

      Thanks! I know what you mean, I am allergic to walnuts and pecans and whenever I make my (amazing) pecan bars I think hey a throat full of blisters isn’t THAT bad, right? lol

      Thanks for stopping by! =)

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