Balsamic blueberries with vanilla ice cream

Balsamic blueberries with vanilla ice cream

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(13 ratings)

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

    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


  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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Sarah Cunningham
12th May, 2018
Really nice - made twice, once as above and once I forgot about it and all the blueberries burst leaving a Lot of liquid. So i sieved out the berries, added some cornflour (obviously mix with a little water first, don't add dry or it just clumps) and reduced it before re-adding the berries. Both were really excellent and versatile - I now make the compote-style one regularly and serve on bread with goats cheese.
18th Nov, 2012
If you're looking for maximum deliciousness for minimum effort there is nothing better than this!
16th Jun, 2011
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.
17th Mar, 2011
Really enjoyed this recipe, very easy and blueberries were delicious.
15th Feb, 2011
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
3rd Sep, 2010
Really easy but tastes great over a good quality vanilla icecream.
20th Jul, 2010
Lovely way to jazz up plain ice-cream and great way to use up fruit thats not so fresh...
16th Jul, 2010
So easy and so delicious!!
14th Aug, 2009
Sooo simple but so nice - and a superfood too!
14th Jul, 2009
This is yummy!!


18th May, 2016
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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