Maine Blueberry Ice Cream

Here in Maine, we have an awful lot of blueberries in late summer. You try not to get too tired of them in pies, so here is one of the families favorites. Though a simple straightforward recipe, it does take an overnight to cool properly, before it goes in your ice cream maker.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
12 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
12 hrs 40 mins
6 servings


  • 2 cups fresh blueberries

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 cup whole milk

  • 1 pint heavy cream


  1. Combine blueberries, sugar, and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Crush blueberries with a spoon and cook until juices come to a slow boil, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat and cook at a low simmer, continuing to crush the mixture for about 5 minutes as it cools. Remove from the heat.

  2. Whisk eggs together in a bowl for 1 to 2 minutes until smooth. Add to the blueberry juices and mix until fully blended.

  3. Pour the entire mixture into a blender and add milk. Process for as long as you like, until very smooth. Cover and place in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.

  4. Transfer cold mixture into a large bowl. Add heavy cream; gently stir only enough to blend.

  5. Pour mixture into a large ice cream maker and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions, about 20 minutes. Transfer to an airtight container and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

Cook's Notes:

I prefer high-bush blueberries.

You may have more mixture than your ice cream maker can handle, so don't flood it!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

446 Calories
33g Fat
36g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 446
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 42%
Saturated Fat 20g 98%
Cholesterol 175mg 58%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 32g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 110mg 8%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 178mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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