ABOUT THIS RECIPE

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 3 hours

Yield: 6-8 servings

ingredients

2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries (divided)

1 cup white sugar

Zest of one lime

½ tablespoon vanilla

2 eggs

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 cup of half & half

1 ½ cups heavy cream

DIRECTIONS

Place 1 cup of the berries in a small saucepan, along with 1 tablespoon of water, over low heat. Allow to cook, covered for about 10 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes so that the berries don’t stick. A lot of the berries will have split open, but don’t worry if not all of them have.

Place the other cup of berries in a food processor, along with the cooked berries, sugar, salt and lime zest. Pulse a few times to get things going, then blend at a higher speed for about a minute, until all of the berries are liquefied.

Scrape mixture into a bowl, stir to be certain the sugar has all dissolved.

Mix vanilla, and the chilled half & half and heavy cream in a separate bowl for 1 minute.  Add blueberry mixture. Place in the freezer for about 20 minutes to get it a little colder.

Pour into ice cream maker and churn.

It will take about 20 to 25 minutes to turn into a creamy soft-serve consistency.

Freeze to allow ice cream to set up and ripen. At least 2 hours.

To prevent ice crystals from forming, press plastic wrap into the top of the ice cream, cover & freeze in an airtight container.

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Wild Maine Blueberry Ice Cream

Making homemade ice cream is easier than you think! Give everybody something to scream about with this yummy summer time treat that you can make at home. Wild Maine Blueberry Ice Cream can be made from either fresh Maine blueberries or frozen. This is an old fashioned summer-time tradition that’s enjoyed all over the state from Acadia to Aroostook County.