Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Blueberries and Cream Ice Cream

I wanted to bring back a little bit of summer by making blueberry ice cream. I picked up a bag of frozen blueberries at the store decided to try coming up with a recipe on my own. I'm calling it blueberries and cream because you definitely taste the sweet cream flavor along with the blueberries. I left the whole berries in because I just love chunks of fruit in my ice cream.

2 cups blueberries (frozen is fine)
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup sugar, divided
2 eggs
2 cups half and half

In a medium saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar, and water, and simmer for about 3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, and wash out the pan.
In another bowl, whisk together the eggs and remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
In the clean pan, heat the half and half just to a simmer, then whisk gradually into the egg mixture. Transfer it all back into the pan and cook over medium, stirring constantly, until it coats the back of a spoon.
Stir into the blueberries, then set in an ice bath or refrigerate for a few hours.
When cool, transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturers instructions.


That Girl said...

It must be blueberry season somewhere - I keep seeing blueberry recipes this week!

Steph said...

I wish we could bring summer back! It's so cold I never want to leave my house, but at least it's not scorching hot when we bake!

Brianna and Dustin said...

This looks really refreshing and delicious, even though I'm freezing tonight! :)

jenn's an ice cream maker said...

Just made some blueberry ice cream in our home too! Funny that we both would choose that flavor since they're not in season!

Great for coming up with your own recipe! Looks Good!!!

Anonymous said...

Ummm...blueberry is my ALL TIME favorite!! I HAVE to make this!!