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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!
I used a basic blender ice cream recipe as a starting point, just to get the ratio of cream to frozen fruit correct. Next, I chopped up some fresh mint leaves and zested a lemon. For the lemon juice, I just had squeezed about a teaspoon of juice from one half of the lemon I zested into the blender pitcher. I've been trying to avoid artificial sweeteners lately, so I used just a little honey to add sweetness rather than adding Splenda or stevia. I wasn't sure how that would work out, since I didn't know how much/ little sweetness it would add, but I liked the end result.  You can add more if you want it sweeter.

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 
Directions:

  1. In a high powered blender (capable of making ice cream), add the ingredients in the order listed below.
  2. 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).
  3. Remove from the blender and serve immediately or put in freezer for extra hardening. Enjoy!
 


Comments

10/26/2015 5:37am

I don't know how this would work out in an ice cream maker, but I guess it's worth a shot!

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03/22/2017 9:44pm

This Low Carb Blueberry Lemon Mint Ice Cream really looks yummy! I decided that I will try this recipe because of the fact that I don't need an ice cream maker to do this. You explain the instruction's very clear and I really understand the things that you want to express. I love ice cream and I'm quite curious on how they make this delicious ice cream. Because of the things that you shared with us, now I know what will I do next time.

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04/19/2017 10:48pm

Certified sweet tooth here and I like the way you made your ice cream. Your post is innovative and full of information. This will help non sweet tooth to make their own ice cream. I would love to try this recipe for a change. Thank you for sharing your informative post.

11/02/2015 2:59am

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10/05/2016 11:20am

THis is too good to be true. I would try it and then report back.

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10/05/2016 11:21am

My grandma doing an icecream every year since I was eight,

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10/05/2016 11:22am

It is so easy to do and you know that this ice cream was done without any conservancy

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That's great! I hope that you'll add more ideas here. I would like to know more about the fruit ice.

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I appreciate such low card recipes. I will try to make this dish soon.

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03/28/2017 3:12am

We love ice on our beverages to a soothing cold drink amidst the summer heat. Use ice makers to make it very easy.

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04/27/2017 7:11am

Woah, this does sound super low carb but really delicious! This justcame up while I was working on it and it has been nice. I sure would try making this ice cream at home.

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