In Wales, bilberries are known as whimberries. They grow in profusion on the Black Mountains and other surrounding mountains around Abergavenny. They are a wonderfully flavoured tiny purple fruit, with a grey bloom, which grow on low dense bushes. Back-breaking to pick but worth every effort.
Make a syrup by boiling the sugar and water together for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
Sieve the raw berries and add the cooled syrup and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into an ice-cream machine and churn for 5 minutes. Serve with fresh double cream or pour
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