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

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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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31st May, 2009
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!
25th May, 2009
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!
24th May, 2009
As I love balsamic strawberries I will be trying this!


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