Blueberry ice cream recipe one of the ultimately and tastiest ice creams that can be made at home! Wouldn’t you like to indulge in this delicious icey snack that’ll leave your taste buds tingling? This delicious recipe uses real blueberries which means no artificial flavors etc.!
Firstly we love Blueberries, they are absolutely delicious, I mean who doesn’t love them. It’s this same we decided to create our own blueberry ice cream.
Its summer, its hot, and there’s nothing more refreshing than having a bowl of ice cream to cool down. You’re stuck and don’t feel like going to the store to buy a tub of ice cream.
You have 3 ingredients in your pantry: blueberries, cream, and sugar… Great!
You can make your own ice cream. It’s easy and simple with the recipe below and you’ll be cool before winter comes. Click on the “Jump to recipe button above” or continue reading below why blueberries make this ice cream recipe healthy!
We’ll be covering: the health benefits of blueberries, how to store blueberries,
You’ll be surprised !!!
A little background about blueberries!
Commercial blueberries, both wild and cultivated are in fact all native to North America.
There are known to be four types of blueberries which include highbush blueberries, lowbush blueberries, hybrid half-high blueberries, and rabbiteye blueberries. To know more about these types of blueberries click here.
The most commonly planted blueberries are in fact the highbush blueberries.
What are the health benefits of blueberries?
Blueberries are tasty and healthy, but we all know this…
So what are the actual health benefits of blueberries? Let us Dive In…
Blueberries are known to be low in calories as well as blueberries are in fact incredibly healthy, potentially regulating blood sugar levels and aiding heart as well as brain health.
A type of flavonoid referred to as anthocyanin provides blueberries a lot of their health benefits.
Flavonoids are plant compounds that usually have a robust antioxidant impact.
Anthocyanin is accountable for the blueberries characteristic blue color. It additionally contributes to the various benefits of blueberries. We recently did a recipe that used strawberries, which also has anthocyanin.
Recent research actually suggests that the blue little berries, deliver a lot of powerful and lasting health advantages.
One study actually found that having a cup of blueberries per week will in fact lower pressure and maybe speed up metabolism, due largely to their high levels of antioxidants found in blueberries.
The reason we love blueberries in our recipes is they are sweet, colorful, and easily enjoyed either fresh or frozen, can be made into smoothies, pies, and any dessert or meal you want to add them to.
Fun Facts About Blueberries?
Did you know that:
- Juice made from blueberries was used to cure coughs.
- The juice produced from blueberries was also used as a purple dye for cloth and baskets.
- Dried blueberries were also known to be added to stews, soups, and meats.
- Eating blueberries on an everyday basis could forestall cardiovascular disease, improve brain health, and facilitate moderate blood glucose levels.
- Blueberries consist of a decent supply of vitamin K, vitamin C, manganese, and a number of other useful plant compounds like anthocyanins.
How to Store Blueberries?
You went out to the store or the market and got some fresh blueberries… Great! but now what?…
Let us go through on how to store blueberries the right way.
1. Check that the berries are healthy
Now we need to check our blueberries properly for any ‘bad ones’, bad ones are berries that have mold or are shrunken.
Take these berries out from the bunch and throw them, we don’t want them to contaminate the rest.
2. Take out the stems
Most of the stems are off already, if not, just remove them.
3. *Only rinse the berries you’re having.
It is generally known to only rinse the berries you are going to eat.
If you wash rinse them and they not dried properly, this can lead to mold growing quickly on the berries.
However, if you do want to wash all at the same time, you can. Use 1 part vinegar with every 3 parts water in a bowl, vinegar is known to prevent mold from forming and kill mold spores.
Once you have rinsed them in the vinegar water take them out and rinse in water.
Rinsing off that vinegar taste, use a strainer to strain most of the water off before setting some paper towels down and drying them fully.
4. It is important to make sure the berries are completely dry.
Moisture is a no-no on berries. They will cause mold to grow on berries.
The best way to dry them is to lay a tray with some paper towels down, keep the berries on top, and let them air dry. Use a fan if you can’t wait.
5. Storing the blueberries in the fridge.
Find a plastic container and line it with some paper towels, place the blueberries in, close the container, and store in the fridge.
Don’t use a metal container as berries are known to react to metal.
Don’t keep the berries in the coldest part of the fridge.
Most fridges come with a crisper, it’s not wise to store them in the crisper as the air inside the fridge isn’t been circulated. This can lead to mold growth on the berries.
The bottom shelf or even the middle shelf is a good bet to where to keep them.
6. Storing the blueberries in the freezer.
Put the berries on a tray and place them in the freezer and leave them to freeze, once frozen you can place them in a Ziploc bag, this will ensure they don’t stick together in the freezer.
If you can’t put your tray in the freezer due to space, make sure berries are dry, then you can put them in a Ziploc bag, seal it, and put it in the freezer. Simple as that!
Notes on storing blueberries.
Blueberries can be stored out at room temperatures but only for a maximum of 2 days.
Fresh berries can be kept in the fridge for 2 weeks and can be frozen for up to 12 months.
What do I need to make my own ice cream?
So about those 3 ingredients in your pantry you just need three cups of blueberries, three cups table cream just over a cup of sugar of course and that makes this magical Blueberry recipe.
How to make my own ice-cream?
So now that you’ve laid those things on your countertop in order let’s begin telling you how the magic happens with easy steps and all you have to do is throw all the ingredients in the blender until it is really smooth and then the easy peezy step is just throwing all the ingredients into an ice cream maker machine and enjoying the delicious Blueberryness that comes out!
How to make Blueberry ice cream without eggs
Well, our Blueberry Ice Cream Recipe below is a blueberry ice cream recipe without eggs.
Like I said at the top of the article, our recipe we just need 3 ingredients, no eggs needed.
When trying to create our own recipe. I went through Youtube to find videos to help me decide what I need to do exactly.
And I came across this great Youtube video created by yoyomax12, I know the weird name but a good video nonetheless, take a look down below:
I know she uses an Ice cream maker or ice cream machine. But if you don’t have one(like me) then see the next heading below on how to make blueberry ice cream without a machine and just a normal blender.
How to make Blueberry Ice cream without an ice cream machine?
When I made this recipe I never had an ice cream machine. Let’s face it we not gonna spend money buying one only to use it once or twice.
So how do we make blueberry ice cream without an ice cream maker/machine? Easy, we just use a blender.
I came across this great video by “The Cooking Foodie”. They make this recipe seem like a breeze:
What goes well with blueberry ice cream?
Well to answer this, it really depends on you. I have mine with waffles, waffles plus blueberry ice cream, and a bit of chocolate sauce drizzled on top… Delicious!
Also if you want more sweetness to your ice cream, you can get some Oreos, crush them up and add them in your bowl this will add a bit of sweetness and a chocolatey flavor.