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I don't crave sweets very often, I'm more of a savory/ salty snacker, but one sweet treat that I almost always crave is ice cream. I don't have an ice cream maker, but since getting my Ninja blender (powerful enough to make ice cream), I've been having fun experimenting with different ice cream flavor combinations. I really wanted to do something using lemon and/or mint leaves, and thought I'd give those flavors a try with blueberries. I think it came out great, though I will probably come back and tweak it at some point. So if you have a blender that can make ice cream (Ninja, Vitamix, etc.) this recipe will work for you. I don't know how this would work out in an ice cream maker, but I guess it's worth a shot!
After adding all the ingredients, all you have to do is continuously pulse the blender (scraping the sides occasionally if needed) for about a minute, or until the mixture is well blended and has a thicker, ice cream consistency. You can serve it right away, but I always think it's a little too soft fresh from the blender. I stick it in the freezer for about an hour before serving.
The recipe is below, give it a try and let me know how it works for you!
What you'll need:
1 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups frozen blueberries
3 mint leaves, chopped
zest of 1 lemon
1 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 tbsp. raw honey
Prep time: 5-10 minutes
Total time: 10-15 minutes
Serving size: 1/2 cup
Number of servings: 4
Nutrition info.: 11.3 g fat (6.9 g saturated fat), 144 calories, 11.1 g carbohydrates, 1.4 g dietary fiber, 7.6 g sugars, 1.1 g protein
- In a high powered blender (capable of making ice cream), add the ingredients in the order listed below.
- Blend all ingredients for approximately 1 minute, or until well blended and has a thick ice-cream consistency (scraping sides a once or twice if necessary).
- Remove from the blender and serve immediately or put in freezer for extra hardening. Enjoy!