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Blueberry Ginger Ice

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It seems not to matter whether you use fresh or thawed frozen blueberries in this recipe. You can omit the chopped mint if you prefer. For a perfect red, white and blue holiday dessert, serve a scoop of this ice with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a scoop of raspberry ice.

NotesWhen using herbs, make sure they have not been treated with pesticides. Treat herbs to a light wash in soapy water and rinse very well.

Serves4

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 4 hours

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegan, vegetarian

Equipmentfood processor, ice cream maker

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturefruity, light, sweet

Type of Dishdessert, frozen dessert, sorbet

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (500 mL) blueberries 
  • 1 cup (250 mL) Simple Syrup 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) grated ginger root 
  • 2 tbsp (25 mL) freshly squeezed lime juice 
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh mint (see Notes) 
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice 

Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender, purée blueberries, syrup, ginger, lime juice, mint and lemon juice until smooth. Transfer to a bowl. Cover and refrigerate until completely cold or overnight.

  2. Stir berry mixture. Transfer to an ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions.

  3. Variation:

  4. Blueberry Ginger Zinfandel Ice: Add ½ cup (125 mL) white Zinfandel wine to mixture before chilling.

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