As some of you may know, I got an ice-cream maker for my birthday.
So of course, you are going to see an increase in ice-cream recipes that hit this blog.
This is the first ice cream I tried out with the new ice cream maker! I wanted to go for super simple but still super delicious. I think I’ve found a keeper!
The best thing about this recipe is that it’s sooo easy and it has quite few ingredients (my fave!)
You basically whip together condensed milk with thickened cream, churn it and then pour in an easy blueberry sauce.
- 1 can condensed milk
- 300 mls thickened cream
- 2 cups blueberries (i used frozen, you could use fresh)
- 2-3 tablespoons caster sugar
- 3-4 tablespoons cornflour
Start out by making a blueberry sauce. Pour frozen or fresh berries into a large microwave safe bowl and sprinkle over caster sugar. I didn’t want to add too much sugar because I know that the condensed milk/cream would be quite sweet already. Mash berries roughly with a fork and microwave to release juices (if using fresh berries, just mash roughly with a fork and leave to macerate for about five minutes. add a couple tablespoons of water and continue steps for frozen berries in the microwave). With the frozen berries, microwave for about five minutes. You should have released quite a bit more juice from the berries. Mash again roughly (make sure you don’t make it into a mush. You want this to retain some nice big juicy berries in the ice-cream.) Sprinkle over corn flour, about 1-2 tablespoons. Microwave again to thicken. Experiment a little with how much/little corn flour you want to add. I like having a particularly thick sauce to add to the ice cream. You may want a different consistency. When you have finished thickening the sauce, allow it to cool in the fridge (OK so this is important. I got impatient and didn’t let it cool.. obviously this made the ice cream maker freak out a little and it didn’t set properly the first time – although it was fine after I stuck it in the freezer overnight.) So I would recommend allowing it to cool for a good couple of hours in the fridge.
While the blueberry sauce is cooling, pour condensed milk and cream into another separate large bowl. Whisk together until thoroughly combined, set aside.
When the berry sauce is ready, churn the condensed milk and cream into ice cream maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. Pour in berry sauce through the spout. This sauce makes the most stunning ice-cream colour ever! No artificial colouring added 😉
Try it on French Toast, it’s fabulous!
note: i have to say that this ice-cream does not have the exact same consistency to regular ice cream, it is a little more icy and a little hard to get out of the container from the freezer. just microwave it for about 10-15 seconds and it should scoop out just fine and tastes great!