Blueberries and cinnamon add flair to homemade vanilla ice cream. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2008

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Instructions Checklist
  • Sprinkle gelatin over water in a small bowl; let stand, stirring once or twice, while you make the base for the ice cream.

  • Pour 1 1/2 cups milk into a large saucepan. Cut vanilla bean in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds into the milk and add the pod.

  • Heat the milk mixture over medium heat until steaming. Whisk egg yolks and condensed milk in a medium bowl. Gradually pour in the hot milk, whisking until blended. Return the mixture to the pan and cook over medium heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the back of the spoon is lightly coated, 3 to 5 minutes. Do not bring to a boil or the custard will curdle.

  • Strain the custard through a fine-mesh sieve into a clean large bowl. Add the softened gelatin and whisk until melted. Whisk in the remaining 1 1/2 cups milk. Cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours.

  • Whisk the ice cream mixture and pour into the canister of an ice cream maker. Freeze according to manufacturer's directions. During the last 5 minutes of freezing, add blueberries and cinnamon to the ice cream maker. If necessary, place the ice cream in the freezer to firm up before serving.


Make Ahead Tip: Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week.

Equipment: Ice cream maker

Nutrition Facts

212 calories; 2.6 g total fat; 1.2 g saturated fat; 80 mg cholesterol; 95 mg sodium. 630 mg potassium; 38.3 g carbohydrates; 0.6 g fiber; 37 g sugar; 8.4 g protein; 409 IU vitamin a iu; 2 mg vitamin c; 15 mcg folate; 254 mg calcium; 45 mg magnesium;

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Rating: 4 stars
This was the hit of the night. I upped the cinnamon & it added the umph! to make it really la-ti-da! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My favorite ice cream recipe This was one of my favorite ice cream recipes ever - it is really creamy and wonderful. It didn't come out looking like the picture - the blueberries stayed whole so it was more like cinnamon ice cream with blueberries in it. Read More