Why buy ice cream when you can make easy ice cream recipes from scratch at home? This creamy, sweet and tart Blueberry and Lime Ice Cream just requires 4 ingredients and is the perfect treat to enjoy on a warm day. Or on a cold. Simply at every time.

Ice cream without ice cream maker

The addition of lime in this blueberry ice cream offers a deliciously refreshing taste. It is super quick to make with an ice cream maker, like indicated in our recipe.

If you don’t have an ice cream maker at home, don’t worry because this recipe can also be made by hand, it’ll just take you a little longer. 

  1. Place the mixture into the freezer for an hour, remove and whisk until smooth. 
  2. Return it to the freezer again for another hour, remove and whisk again. 
  3. Transfer the mixture to a sturdy container and return to the freezer.
  4. Prior to serving, move the ice cream to the fridge for 30 minutes to soften.  

Blueberry season

Season for blueberries is from mid of June until September. You will get them all year round, but the real flavour you only get in high season.

Make use of any great deals on blueberries at your local grocer by buying in bulk and freezing your blueberries. That way, you get to make this delicious blueberry and lime ice cream whenever you wish. Here’s how to freeze blueberries the correct way:

rinsed blueberries
Photo by RAPHAEL [email protected]

How To Freeze Blueberries

  • Use fresh blueberries that are completely dry before placing them in the freezer. If you decide to first rinse them then dry them well with paper towels.
  • Transfer your dry blueberries to airtight resealable plastic bags or simply place them, still in their original containers, in resealable plastic bags and place in the freezer. 
  • You don’t have to wash your blueberries before freezing them but just make sure to rinse them once you’ve removed them from the freezer before use. 
  • For best results, use your blueberries in this blueberry ice cream recipe within 10 months of freezing.

Blueberry & Lime Ice Cream

This deliciously creamy blueberry lime ice cream is a real treat for you and your guests. You can use an ice cream maker or make it by hand. Try our recipe now.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course ice cream
Cuisine International
Servings 12 servings


  • Ice cream maker
  • Ice cream container
  • Sieve
  • Zester


  • 4 limes
  • 350 g blueberries
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 300 ml single cream


  • Finely grate the zest from 1 of the limes and squeeze the juice from all 4.

  • Add the zest and lime juice to a pan.

  • Add the blueberries and heat gently for a couple of minutes. Afterwards leave mixture to cool.
  • Stir in the condensed milk and cream and mix until thoroughly combined. Then put the mixture through a sieve to remove the skin.
  • Churn in your ice cream maker until thick.

  • Transfer the mixture to a container and freeze until required.
  • Before serving, transfer to the fridge for 30 minutes to soften.
Keyword Gelato, Summer
Blueberrylime ice cream


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Hi, I am Susan. I love the art of cooking and I love life! Also am keen to inspire you and try out new ways of cooking. Here on My Golden Pear I write about the latest trends, share my travel discoveries and enjoy improving home and garden.