Blueberry Ice Cream

"Wonderful blueberry ice cream that can be made from either fresh or frozen blueberries. Great summer-time treat! The recipe comes from a Country Woman Magazine, which I purchased just for this recipe. (Prep-time is estimated cooking time and Cooking-time is freezing and ripening time)"
 
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Ready In:
24hrs 30mins
Ingredients:
4
Yields:
1 3/4 quarts
Serves:
6
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ingredients

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directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar and water; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until sugar is dissolved and the blueberries are softened.
  • Strain mixture and discard seeds and skins.
  • Stir in cream.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two thirds full and freeze according to the manufactur's directions.
  • Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.
  • Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in regular freezer for 2-4 hours before serving.

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  1. NoName12345
    It was wonderful! I used blueberries from frozen, and I don't think I'd add any water to the sugar and cream next time, with the frozen fruit there was plenty of moisture to dissolve the sugar in.
     
  2. jackieliz
    This was the BEST ice cream to come from our little ice cream maker yet! It was so creamy and a regal shade of purple. I also left the berry bits in my batch, I also added a small splash of vanilla to the mix. My husband loved it, the whole batch was gone the first day.
     
  3. Isaac M.
    I remember making this before(with heavy cream) and it turned out so good. But never in my life would I have used half and half if I had known it would turn into an icy hard block of despair. I was kind of exited to make this for my family until I saw the resulting abomination. Please, I beg you, fix your recipe. Do not use half and half. I don't know when this recipe was changed to say half-and-half but I'm telling you it was a mistake .
     
  4. btgglynn
    Too sweet! Clearly it depends on the blueberries, but it was borderline inedible. I will try again, but will the sugar back by 1/2 cup.
     
  5. bellaluna5775
    This was my first attempt at making ice cream. So after reading the reviews, I made this with 3 cups frozen wild blueberries (from Costco) ,1 tbs. water, 1 cup organic sugar, pinch of cinnamon, a bit of vanilla, 3 cups of heavy cream(no Bovine growth hormones or antibiotics) and left in the berries. Chilled for 6 hours. Really yummy, not too sweet and the perfect amount for the Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment.
     
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Tweaks

  1. MeOnTheWeb
    + 1-2 tbsp Vanilla 1/2 cup sugar Pureed the berries
     

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