Blending 101: Tips on Making Ice Cream

Blendtec tips on making ice cream
Hello from all of us in Blendtec's Customer Service Department! We receive calls every day from our wonderful customers, some of whom ask how to get the most out of their high-powered blenders. Generally, we refer them to the gorgeous Fresh Blends cookbook (included with every blender purchase). But today we're going to give you a recipe and some tips that we use with our own Blendtec blenders. This January has been quite cold for many parts of the United States, and lots of folks are thinking about soup and hot chocolate to keep warm. Still, we sometimes crave sweet and creamy ice cream. One recipe we all really like is Blueberry Ice Cream. This recipe is not for the calorie counter, but this delicate and delicious dessert is worth the splurge. And, with only three ingredients, it's simple to make! making ice cream
  • 1¼ c half-and-half
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 12 oz frozen blueberries (approx. 2½ cups)
Add ingredients to FourSide jar in order listed and secure lid. Select "Ice Cream," and then enjoy! Here are some tips and variations for making this ice cream:
  • For an extra smooth consistency, run the blender on Speed 2 for 20 seconds and then run on Speed 10 for an entire 50-second cycle.
  • If you like fruit chunks in your ice cream, follow the recipe instructions but add only half of the blueberries to the jar. Halfway through the cycle, add the remaining blueberries by removing the clear insert in the jar lid.
  • Use a little less than 1 cup of milk—usually almond or skim—and then add a scoop of vanilla protein powder. Top with a little ice.
  • Depending on the season and your tastes, the blueberries may not provide enough sweetness, so you may want to add another sweetener.
We love getting new tips and tricks from customers who have put their blenders through the paces. Do you have any ice cream tips? Let us know in the comments section below. Or, sound off on Facebook!


  • Kelli Farley

    You sure can. Blend on a Low speed for 15 seconds, then blend on a Medium to Medium-High speed for 30 seconds. For more information, check out our Conversion Guide.

  • Paul

    I don’t have an ice cream setting on my classic 570. Will my device still make ice cream?

  • Lucy

    Can I make the lemon ice cream recipe on your website in my twister jar?

  • Kelli Farley

    Hi Sam,
    Nut and soy milks can be substituted for any ice cream recipe. We also have sorbet recipes that are naturally milk free that taste great. Frozen treats are made best in the FourSide and Twister jars because the produce a thicker product.

    Check out these recipes:
    Apricot Sherbet
    Banana Soft Serve
    Dole Whip Copycat (use all almond milk instead of coconut milk)
    Mango Pineapple Sorbet
    Spinach Ice Cream (Use veggie protein instead of whey protein)

    Happy Blending!

  • Sam

    I am dairy free and coconut free but love ice cream. one of the main reasons I bought a blendtec so i could make ice creams and stuff that I can’t easily but in the shops. I can’t find a recipe for dairy free ice cream I can eat that works. I have a twister jar and four sided jar. Can you help?

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