Balsamic blueberries with vanilla ice cream

Balsamic blueberries with vanilla ice cream

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins


Serves 2
Poaching blueberries really brings out their flavour, especially with a dash of balsamic vinegar

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (without biscuits)

  • kcal262
  • fat12g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs36g
  • sugars35g
  • fibre1g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.19g
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  • 125g blueberries



    Blueberries are one of the few edibles native to North America and credited with being…

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
    Balsamic vinegar

    Balsamic vinegar

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    True Balsamic vinegar is an artisan product from Modena, in Emilia Romagna, Italy, and is made…

  • 4 scoops good-quality vanilla ice cream and crisp biscuits, to serve


  1. Tip the blueberries into a pan with the sugar, vinegar and 1 tbsp water. Heat very gently for 1-2 mins until the berries soften, but don’t burst. Set aside until ready to serve. Spoon over the ice cream and eat with crisp biscuits.

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Comments (12)

andynun's picture

If you're looking for maximum deliciousness for minimum effort there is nothing better than this!

carysann's picture

was a bit doubtful about the balsamic vinegar but it turned out really well and so simple to make. Delicious, will be making this again.

lyndar's picture

Really enjoyed this recipe, very easy and blueberries were delicious.

tjs123's picture

Made this for dinner last night very easy & quick but seemd to end up with a bit too much liquid, may re think the method if I make it again, maybe cook to puree or omit water? Very tasty though

donovan68's picture

Really easy but tastes great over a good quality vanilla icecream.

chamberlainr's picture

Lovely way to jazz up plain ice-cream and great way to use up fruit thats not so fresh...

jakros's picture

So easy and so delicious!!

ukberni's picture

Sooo simple but so nice - and a superfood too!

annie01332's picture

This is yummy!!

vickpole's picture

Loved it, so tasty! Easiest desert ever and my 6 and 3 yr old boys loved it too! This will be a regular dish from now on!

jenniebibs's picture

So tasty - the balsamic smells a bit alarming when poaching but the vinegary smell dies down, leaving a lovely depth to the blueberry sweetness.

I cooked them a few minutes longer than the recipe stated so they'd be soft enough to mash with a fork, to make a more liquidy ice cream sauce for my 2-year-old daughter. She loved it!

cloclo's picture

As I love balsamic strawberries I will be trying this!

Questions (1)

tarpan's picture

Does anyone have a recipe for the biscuits pictured with the blueberry dish? Looks like one my Grandmother made for me 51 years ago. Thanks in advance

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