Bilberry/Blueberry Ice Cream

bilberry/blueberry ice cream

Bilberry/Blueberry ice cream is an incredibly rich, and flavorful ice cream. The small, dark-blue tasty berries foraged directly from the forest, make this ice cream really stand out. The flavor of bilberries can in no way be compared to cultivated blueberries.

Bilberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) are also known as European blueberries, Blaeberries, Whortleberries, or Whinberries. Bilberries have a dark blue color and an intense and rich flavor like blueberries, but even better.

Bilberry-Blueberry Ice Cream

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6 people


Ice Cream Base

  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • cup (3 deciliters) heavy cream
  • cup (3 deciliters) whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder

Bilberry/Blueberry Mixture

  • 5 ounces (150 grams) fresh bilberries/blueberries
  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water


Ice Cream Base

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla powder for 2 minutes.
  • In a large pot, pour heavy cream and whole milk. Slowly heat up until it reaches 175 degrees Fahrenheit (80 degrees Celsius) while stirring.
  • Remove the pot from heat and add the egg yolk/sugar mixture.
  • Bring back the pot and slowly heat up to 175 degrees Fahrenheit (80 degrees Celsius) again. It is important not to let it boil.
  • Let the ice cream base cool in the fridge for 3 hours. Meanwhile, make the bilberry/blueberry mixture.

Bilberry/Blueberry mixture

  • Place bilberries/blueberries, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of water in a small pot. Slowly bring to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

Place in Ice Cream Machine

  • When the ice cream base has cooled for 3 hours, take it out of the fridge. Turn on your ice cream machine and pour in the ice cream base and the bilberry/blueberry mixture. There is no need to mix it before it goes into the machine.
  • After 15-30 minutes the bilberry/blueberry ice cream is done and can either be eaten right away or placed in the freezer for further freezing.
Keyword autumn, bilberry, blueberry, ice cream, summer

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