Balsamic blueberries with vanilla ice cream

Balsamic blueberries with vanilla ice cream

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 2 mins

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 125g blueberries
    Blueberry

    Blueberry

    bloo-bear-ee

    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

    bal-sam-ick vin-ee-gah

    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

Method

  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
5

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

carysann's picture
5

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
5

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

tjs123's picture
3

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
4

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
5

So easy and so delicious!!

ukberni's picture

Sooo simple but so nice - and a superfood too!

annie01332's picture
4

This is yummy!!

vickpole's picture
5

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
5

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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