- 4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 4 cups half-and-half cream
- In a large saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar and water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until sugar is dissolved and berries are softened. Press mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl; discard pulp. Stir in cream. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two-thirds full; freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions. (Refrigerate any remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze 2-4 hours or until firm. Repeat with any remaining ice cream mixture. Yield: about 1-3/4 quarts.
Reviews forBlueberry Ice Cream
"Way too creamy for me and my family. I'd make again adding the same amount of milk as cream."
"Got out the ice cream freezer after over eight years...yikes!...to make this recipe. I don't know how different wild blueberries are from the blueberries I buy at the grocery store, but when I got done straining the cooked berry mixture, it looked to me like I was going to be discarding a lot of wonderful fruit (and vitamins, which are mostly in the skins). So I ran that through the food processor, and whisked it in to the strained mixture with the half and half before refrigerating. The result was a wonderfully deep purple, full-bodied mixture that my husband described as "delicious!" A perfect return to my ice cream-making that I'll be making again."