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Wild Blueberry Ice Cream Recipe

Wild Blueberry Ice Cream Recipe

What could be simpler than mixing ingredients in a blender and pouring them into an ice cream machine?

Yet doing so with blueberries makes for an unbelievably scrumptious ice cream! Use all wild varieties of any berry, and you won’t regret it!

Various wild blueberry species can be as small as 1 feet and as large as 14 feet tall. The alternative leaves of these shrubs are short stalked, elliptical, mostly smooth edged, and 1 to 2 inches long. The round, blue-black berries have a five-parted “crown,” or partial opening, at the end opposite the stalk. Poisonous berries that look like blueberries lack this “crown.”

2 1/2 cups soy milk or nut milk
1 cup well-drained silken tofu
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup canola oil or safflower oil
1/4 cup vegetable glycerin, barley malt, or honey
1/4 cup lecithin granules
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon blueberry extract (optional)
1 teaspoon liquid stevia (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups wild blueberries or huckleberries, picked over for stems

1.In a blender, combine all the ingredients, except for 1 cup of the blueberries, and process until smooth.

2. Chill the mixture ( or begin with chilled ingredients) if required by your ice cream machine. Stir in the remaining blueberries.

3. Pour the mixture into the ice cream machine and freeze it according ot the manufacturer’s instructions.

Adapted from <I>The Wild Vegetarian Cookbook,</I> by “Wildman” Steve Brill (The Harvard Common Press, 2002).

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Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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2:42PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Yummy, thank you!

2:41PM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Yummy, thank you!

8:35PM PDT on Aug 16, 2012

thnx for these recipes - from a lactose intolerant ice cream lover

4:18PM PDT on Aug 9, 2012


1:18AM PDT on Aug 9, 2012

Off to buy blueberries

2:25PM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

9:53AM PDT on Aug 8, 2012


8:11AM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

great how one article on blueberries has references to other blueberry articles/recipes. thanks for all the resources.

12:22AM PDT on Aug 8, 2012

thanks for sharing

6:34AM PDT on Jun 13, 2012

Too many Ingredients,,,,so ,off to the Supermarket...

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