Homemade Low Sugar Blueberry Ice Cream

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The dark, vibrant color of blueberries makes this homemade ice cream a lusciously good frozen treat. Can you taste those sweet blueberries already?

Today we’re making blueberry ice cream fast and easy with an ice cream maker. Let’s make the most of the appliance, right? And we’re using only all-natural ingredients, so you know you’ll get ice cream like no other — good-old frozen deliciousness. Here’s what you need to know and a handy recipe.

Homemade Low Sugar Blueberry Ice Cream

Why Make Homemade Low Sugar Blueberry Ice Cream?

Blueberries are the most flavorful and concentrated berries out there; they’re inkier and more flavorful than blackberries, for example, making them ideal ice cream material.

Making ice cream at home is easy, especially if you have an ice cream maker, which is not even that expensive nowadays. If you have one of these fun appliances, there’s no reason not to have fresh ice cream in the freezer all the time! Wait until you try this blueberry ice cream, and you’ll agree with me.

What Goes Into Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream?

To make this creamy ice cream, you’ll need fresh blueberries, two cups, to be precise. You’ll also need whole milk and heavy cream — we want this one thick and creamy!

You’ll also need a pinch of salt and vanilla extract for flavor, but the blueberries are the stars here. If you’re using frozen blueberries, thaw and drain them before pureeing them, since frozen blueberries will make your ice cream runny and too icy.

That’s it, six ingredients, and you’ve got yourself a pint of homemade ice cream. And depending on your ice cream machine, you could be enjoying a scoop in an hour or so! Better than store-bought.

Tips for the Perfect Homemade Low Sugar Ice Cream

  • Substitute blueberries for cranberries, strawberries, blackberries or raspberries. Any berry can give life to your ice cream.
  • Add a few extra whole blueberries to the mix to give your ice cream a bit more chunkiness.
  • Food coloring is entirely optional but might make your ice cream look even nicer.
  • Make yourself blueberry ice cream sandwiches with soft biscuits. They’re crowd-pleasing delicious. Once assembled, you can store them in the freezer indefinitely.

How to Make It

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time50 min
  • Total Time1 hr
  • Serving Size6
  • Energy210 cal

Ingredients

Directions

1

In a food processor, blend the blueberries to make a purée. Combine with the blueberry puree, milk, heavy cream, stevia, salt and vanilla and pour into an ice cream maker.

2

Freeze according to the manufacturer’s directions.

  • Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size6
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories210
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat16.6 g78 g21.28%
  • Saturated Fat10.2 g20 g51%
  • Cholesterol61 mg300 mg20.33%
  • Sodium151 mg2300 mg6.57%
  • Total Carbohydrate12.3 g275 g4.47%
  • Dietary Fiber1.2 g28 g4.29%
  • Total Sugars8.7 g
  • Protein3.9 g50 g7.8%
  • Calcium123 mg1300 mg9.46%
  • Iron1 mg18 mg5.56%
  • Potassium116 mg4700 mg2.47%