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Huckleberry Ice Cream

Smooth and creamy ice cream made with mountain fresh huckleberries. If you can't find huckleberries near you, blueberries will make a fine substitute.
Huckleberry Ice Cream from completelydelicious.com
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4.50 from 4 votes


Huckleberry compote:

  • 2 cups huckleberries , fresh or frozen (340 grams)
  • ā…“ cup granulated sugar (66 grams)

Ice cream:

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream (475 ml)
  • 1 cup whole milk (237 ml)
  • ā…” cup granulated sugar (132 grams)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup fresh huckleberries (170 grams)


  • To make the huckleberry compote, combine the huckleberries and sugar together in a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar as the berries burst and release their juices. Simmer until mixture is reduced and thickened, about 15-20 minutes, stirring frequently. Let cool completely.
  • To make the ice cream base, heat 1 cup of the heavy cream, milk, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan set over medium heat until steaming. Meanwhile, whisk together the eggs in a large bowl. Add the heated milk mixture in a small steady stream into the eggs while whisking continuously until it is all incorporated.
  • Return mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 1 cup heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract. Chill mixture completely in the fridge, then stir in the huckleberry compote.
  • Freeze ice cream in an ice cream machine according to manufacturer's instructions, adding 1 cup fresh huckleberries during the last 5 minutes of churning. Transfer ice cream to a large bowl or plastic container and freeze until hard, about 2-3 hours.
Recipe inspired by Use Real Butter.


Calories: 378kcal, Carbohydrates: 36g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 25g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 146mg, Sodium: 68mg, Potassium: 108mg, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 1083IU, Vitamin C: 3mg, Calcium: 96mg, Iron: 1mg
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