Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream

This might be the easiest ice cream you’ll ever make. It tastes pretty good, too. I almost named it Quarantine Blueberry Ice Cream. The ice cream came about because of the quarantine. I had purchased whipping cream to use in a dessert for a dinner party. Except the dinner party never happened. The whipping cream sat in my fridge, minding its own business, until I decided to give that expiration date a look. Time was up. I didn’t want it to go to waste. I could freeze it for later, or use it right away. I decided to make ice cream.

I had recently posted a recipe for a super easy ice cream, where you just combine whipped whipping cream and chocolate syrup, and freeze it. Its actually pretty good. I didn’t have chocolate syrup handy, but I did have a jar of blueberry pie filling. I used homemade, but a can from the store would be fine. It worked! The ice cream came out very nice and creamy.

I can’t say that it is as creamy as ice cream I make in the ice cream maker. But for as easy as it was to make, I have no complaints. Here is what I did.

Easy Blueberry Ice Cream

1 pint whipping cream

1 jar or can of blueberry pie filling ( other flavors should work)

powdered sugar to taste – I used about 1 cup

2 t. vanilla extract- optional

In a mixing bowl whip cream until soft peaks form. Add the pie filling and continue beating until well mixed. A stand mixer makes this easier, but a hand mixer works, too. Sweeten to taste and add the vanilla, if you are using. Put in a container with a lid- and freeze.Makes 5-6 cups.

Note: Other pie filling flavors should work fine, but you might want to cut up bigger pieces of fruit. The extra sugar really helps. When the ice cream is frozen, it will taste less sweet, so don’t be afraid to add a little extra sugar before freezing. As for the flavorings- have fun. I just added some vanilla, because I like vanilla. Other extracts, like mint or almond would be fun. I could see adding cinnamon and nutmeg to apple pie filling ice cream. Have some fun with the flavors.

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