Blueberry Ice Cream

We had a blast blueberry picking last week.┬áThe lady of the farm also sells the BEST ice cream, and I had to try and replicate it when I got home, especially since my sweet mother-in-law recently brought us the ice cream maker they used when her boys were young. It turned out delicious, but not quite what I was going for. Round two was perfect. The recipe is below. You’ve got to try it. And then I’m sure you’ll be on a homemade blueberry ice cream kick like we are.

blueberry ice cream on a coneIt’s so simple to make.

Boil blueberries and sugar.

blueberry ice cream blueberries boilingBlend with half and half, cream, and vanilla and let chill in the fridge for several hours or overnight.

blueberry ice cream before chilling

blueberry ice cream after chillingPour into ice cream maker and use ice cream maker according to your machine’s instructions. Let the kids help.

kids eating blueberry ice cream

boy licking blueberry ice cream out of bowl

girl licking blueberry ice cream out of bowl

boy licking spatula

girl watching blueberry ice cream in makerIt’ll probably be pretty soft when you get it out of the ice cream maker, so let it harden in the freezer for a few hours.

blueberry ice cream from machine

Don’t muzzle the ox.

used ice cream makerGet hooked.

blueberry ice cream with scoop

blueberry ice cream being scooped onto sugar cone

Blueberry Ice Cream

about one quart

Blueberry Ice Cream


  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Bring blueberries, sugar, and salt to a boil in a small pot, mashing the blueberries with a wooden spoon.
  2. Boil them until the sugar is melted and the blueberries have disintegrated a good amount, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Pour blueberries into a blender and add half and half, cream, and vanilla.
  4. Blend, keeping a watch on how far the blueberry skin has been blended. I like some small specks of skin left in the mixture.
  5. Cool the mixture overnight in the fridge.
  6. Follow ice cream maker instructions, transfer to an airtight container, and put in freezer to harden.



  1. Ok, please also add to “the list” — Did BaBoo’s head fit in the bowl? Was the shade of the fingernail polish an intentional match?

    • Shifrah Combiths says:

      Yes, the bowl was big enough for his head. =) No I didn’t intentionally match!! Just a nice coincidence. =)

  2. When were Tom and Sue there? Wish I could have seen them too …

  3. Hillarious pic of baboo

  4. That looks so amazing! My girls have been loving blueberry smoothies this summer. They would die for this ice cream!

  5. Your kids are adorable – thanks for the recipe!

  6. Smiley2emc says:

    Oh my i was dreaming of purple ice cream last night so decided to search Pinterest and wow i found the exact colour icecream lol so am saving this lol did not even know it existed lol