Creme Glacee Aux Myrtilles (Frozen Blueberry Cream)

"A recipe from Savoie, the French Alps. A perfect summer recipe,or, since fresh blueberries freeze so beautifully, one you can make in winter to make it feel, for just a moment, like midsummer. Wild blueberries (called huckleberries in my childhood) are best, but any blueberries are better than none."
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Ready In:
4hrs 30mins




  • Place the blueberries and the jam in a pot and heat until jam is entirely melted.
  • Add lemon juice and transfer to a blender and blend till smooth.
  • Strain into a large bowl and freeze until mixture is semi-solid.
  • Stir at regular intervals to prevent formation of lumps.
  • Whip the cream to the light, Chantilly stage and add the lemon rind.
  • Fold the cream into the semi-solid blueberry mixture until homogenous.
  • Pour into a shallow cake pan.
  • Freeze until solid.
  • Let sit at room temperature frive minutes before dishing out with ice cream scoop.

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  1. i made this with 18 oz of organic jam from trader joes. the puree took several hours to freeze before i added the whipped cream, then several more hours to refreeze. this is a light frozen pudding and it is very refreshing, perfect for a hot summer day.


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