Why do kids get to have all the fun? And why do they get ice-cream in their sparkling water?
I didn’t think this was fair, so I decided to make a blueberry ice cream spider for adults.
Now is such a great time for blueberries. They are in abundance at the moment and cheap. So grab a few extra punnets next time you’re at the supermarket or the markets and get ready for a blueberry ice cream spider of your own.
If it’s not blueberry season and you feel like making this, then use frozen blueberries. Follow the same process for the blueberry syrup, however you may not need the extra ¼ cup of water, as the frozen blueberries will release extra water as they defrost.
The blueberry syrup can be made in advance. You don’t need to be constantly watching it, so if you’re cooking something else, the day or two before, just pop the blueberries, sugar, water and lemon juice in a saucepan and let it boil and simmer. After straining, pour it into a sealed container and keep it in the fridge.
I love using the blueberry skins that are not strained into liquid on coconut yogurt, or ice cream or even mixed in with some muesli or granola. Don’t let it go to waste.
The SodaStream makes it super easy to make sparkling water. I love mine because you don’t need to be buying bottles and bottles of sparkling water. It saves on plastic bottles and carting them from the supermarket. Just use tap water, put it in the SodaSteam container and spritz it up. It takes a couple of seconds.
Then pour the SodaStream sparkling water into the blueberry syrup and stir it up.
Add the ice cream to your glasses and top with the sparkling blueberry water.
Drink (and eat!) immediately.
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