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Lingonberry Ice Cream

lingonberry ice cream
Freshly made lingonberry ice cream in Småland, Sweden.

Lingonberry ice cream is a flavorful, creamy ice cream perfect for a late summer dessert. Since the berries are quite tart, they are often cooked and sweetened before eating. The contrast between sweet, rich, ice cream and tart lingonberries, makes therefore the perfect match.

Lingonberries (Vaccinium vitis-idaea), are small tart red berries found in the northern hemisphere. They are growing on low-lying bushes and are very popular in Scandinavia. Lingonberry is also known as cowberry, foxberry, lowbush cranberry, beaverberry, and red whortleberry.


Lingonberry Ice Cream

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Resting time 3 hrs
Total Time 3 hrs 35 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

Ice Cream Base

  • 6 egg yolks
  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 ¼ cup (3 deciliters) heavy cream
  • 1 ¼ cup (3 deciliters) whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla powder

Lingonberry mixture

  • 5 ounces (150 grams) fresh or frozen lingonberries
  • ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Instructions

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 lingonberry mixture.

Lingonberry mixture

  • Place lingonberry, 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 lingonberry mixture. There is no need to mix it before it goes into the machine.
  • After 15-30 minutes the lingonberry ice cream is done and can either be eaten right away or placed in the fridge for further freezing.
Keyword autumn, ice cream, lingonberry, summer
homemade lingonberry ice cream recipe

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