So Mr. Fantabulous is STILL on his nightly Banana Split requirement. Well the other day I was out of strawberries to make my Strawberry Vanilla Bean Ice Cream Topping, which apparently is grounds for a severe stern look and a ‘how could youuuuuuuuuuu???’ whine so I had to think fast. FORTUNATELY I had just bought 2 pounds of fresh blueberries. They were so purple and fat (insert image of Violet from Willie Wonka… LOL) Yeah, I went there and you’re welcome for the image I just pushed in your brain <curtsey> LOL
I whipped up a batch of this sauce which lemme tell you what is AMAZING not only on ice cream but on pancakes.. (psst.. I have a KILLER lemon coconut oat blueberry pancake recipe on the horizon) and also on chicken. Yep.. chicken.
This topping was so good; slightly tart as I added some lemon juice to it but you could easily omit.
The flavors though were so deep and rich; almost seductive just like the color of the sauce.
When I made his banana split and used this in lieu of the strawberry topping he LOVED it! Now to him this isn’t a classic banana split because it didn’t contain the holy trinity of sauces. This, he said, was ‘elegant’. LOLPrint
Blueberry Ice Cream Topping
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- 4 cups fresh blueberries
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice *optional (this helps break up the sweetness)
- 1/2 teaspoon butter
- In a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat add in blueberries, sugar and lemon juice.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the sauce thickens; stirring occasionally.
- If the mixture starts to foam, add in the butter and stir.
- Pour all but 1/3 cup into a bowl.
- Using an immersion blender, puree.
- Pour this back with the remaining 1/3 cup.
- Allow to slightly cool.
- Pour into a glass jar and cover.
- Store in the refrigerator.
Recipe Reviews & Comments
Simple and easy to make recipe. I did put blueberries in a food processor and chopped just a little before I started. This is so good I decided to cook some and can it. After it was cooked I put in jars and processed it on 5# for 5 minutes. Looks like we will have yummy blueberry sauce for ice cream this winter.
Robyn Dinse says
Very delicious,my first time making blueberry topping and to be honest alittle skeptical when it didn’t call for thickener such as corn starch but it thickened up perfectly,thank you for a great recipe!!
Nettie Moore says
I could dive into that jar of blueberry heaven <3 Nettie
Tee hee Nettie! I so love blueberry season!
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Can I process this in a hot water bath and preserve it too ? Thanks
Yes. I’ve done this a bunch of times.
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