Our whole family loves Blueberry Ice Cream! And this ice cream recipe can be made with fresh or frozen blueberries. Sweeten it with honey for an even healthier treat.
Our family, like most people, loves ice cream!
Especially when it is hot outside! While we enjoy Vanilla Ice Cream, Coffee Ice Cream, other flavors are always welcome!
Oh, and don't forget frozen yogurts - Black Cherry Frozen Yogurt and Lemon Frozen Yogurt.
The following blueberry ice cream recipe is a real treat. I use frozen blueberries but you can also use fresh. The tricky part is not eating the blueberries before you put them in the blueberry ice cream!
I have shared before that our family tradition for years had been to have ice cream every Sunday night. Everyone looked forward to it!
But, now we have it several times a week. The secret is our new ice cream maker purchased from my affiliate partner - a Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker.
Because of our family size, I bought two after last year's grape harvest and everyone is enjoying them - mainly because I actually use them and we have ice cream and frozen yogurt frequently!
With the heat of summer upon us and working in the vineyard all day, no one has a big appetite at night.
So, we normally have a light snack meal - our main meal is midday. It is just too hot to have a big meal in the evening.
Sometimes we eat cheese (homemade mozzarella) and crackers, granola with fresh raw milk or smoothies accompanied by chips and homemade salsa or even homemade bread with butter.
And while these are all good, our new favorite nighttime meal is ice cream!
You might think it odd that we would eat ice cream for dinner (sometimes) but, we do milk our own cow so the milk is raw and fresh.
That means that not only is it filled with healthy fats, but it also has good enzymes and nutrients that our bodies can absorb easily! Check out The Raw Truth About Milk.
This Blueberry Ice Cream recipe works well for a traditional ice cream maker which uses ice and salt.
But, with the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Maker, there is no mess from dripping melting ice!
Simply keep the bowls in the freezer so they are ready anytime. When I am ready to make ice cream or frozen yogurt, I can have it ready in about 20 minutes. That is ready to eat!
I'm telling you, it is so easy, even our younger children can do it!
Tips For Making Blueberry Ice Cream:
- Make sure to blend the blueberries beforehand for the richest flavor - I use an immersion blender.
- Use raw milk if possible
- Sweeten with honey instead of sugar to make it a healthier treat
- For firmer ice cream, once the ice cream is finished, place it in the freezer for 20 - 30 minutes
How To Make Blueberry Ice Cream
- Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly.
- If you don't blend the blueberries, they are frozen teeth-breakers!
- If using honey, you may need to warm it slightly so it dissolves completely.
- Pour the mixture into ice cream maker and freeze according to directions.
For the Cuisinart ice cream makers, be sure not to fill any higher than ½ inch from the top since the volume expands as it mixes and freezes.
This recipe yields ice cream which is the consistency of soft serve ice cream - for a firmer consistency, take the ice cream out of your maker and place in the freezer for 20 - 30 minutes.
Why are Blueberries Good for You?
If you're looking for a "healthier" diet, you might be wondering why blueberries are so good for you. When you think of blueberries, you can be thankful because they are full of antioxidants.
If you don't know much about antioxidants, you can think of them as fighters for your body. Antioxidants help fight off free radicals in your body.
They are also loaded with phytoflavinoids making them an anitoxidant superfood!
Blueberries are also rich in potassium and Vitamin C. These special berries have also been known to lower your risk of heart disease and cancer. Don't forget blueberries are also anti-inflammatory. (Source)
How Can I Add More Blueberries to My Diet?
Because blueberries are healthy and low in calories, besides tasting great, it is worth finding ways to add them to your diet.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Eat them fresh by the handful.
- Yogurt Smoothie
- Kefir Smoothie
- Substitute 1 cup blueberries for the carrots in Carrot Muffins with Raisins and Nuts.
Other Frozen Treats to Enjoy with Blueberries:
Can Blueberries Help Reduce Belly Fat?
As a former RN, you better believe that people are always asking my advice on weight loss. Of course, I'm not able to give medical advice. But, I do love sharing what has worked for me!
In my research of blueberries, I did discover that blueberries can be a great tool in helping to get rid of belly fat. I mean, who loves their belly fat? Not anyone I know.
So, if there is one thing you can eat each day that can help combat that belly fat, do it.
The reason blueberries help with this is that blueberries can help regulate fat burning and storage. Blueberries can also help to improve those blood sugars!
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Blueberry Ice Cream
- 2 cups milk preferably raw
- 1 cups honey or raw sugar
- 4 cups cream
- 1 ½ cups blueberries
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
Mix all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly. If you don't blend the blueberries, they are frozen teeth-breakers!
Pour the mixture into ice cream maker and freeze according to directions.
- For the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Ice Cream Makers, be sure not to fill any higher than ½ inch from the top since the volume expands as it mixes and freezes.
- This recipe yields ice cream which is the consistency of soft serve ice cream - for a more firm consistency, take the ice cream out of your maker and place in the freezer for 20 - 30 minutes.
Tips For Making Blueberry Ice Cream;
- Make sure to blend the blueberries beforehand to stop them getting stuck in the ice cream machine
- Use raw milk if possible
- Sweeten with honey instead of sugar to make it a healthy treat
What is Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor?
Leave a comment and let me know!
Stacy @Stacy Makes Cents says
I have that same bowl!!! :-) Well, not that SAME bowl, but some like it. Ha! Visiting from Domesblissity.
Lori @Lori's Culinary Creations says
Total Blueberry Goodness!!! Like Stacy, I found you at Domesblissity. I am co-hosting Tasty Tuesdays this week and would love for you to link up this recipe.
perfect summer treat!
Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says
Oh, you have the perfect summer recipes this week! YUMMM thanks for sharing at Gluten Free Fridays!
Looks so yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
plasterer bristol says
Oh wow, sounds yummy. I love blueberry ice cream. Thanks,
Emily Kemp says
What a lovely color this is! I've never tried blueberry ice cream before, sounds perfect for Summer!