Best Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream Recipe

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Blueberry Ice Cream – cream cheese makes this ice cream extra rich and creamy, and it is bursting with fresh blueberry flavor!

I can eat fresh blueberries by the handful, but I also love featuring them in recipes. Blueberry Dump Cake and Lemon Blueberry Bread are two more of my favorites!

blueberry ice cream in waffle bowlBlueberry Ice Cream

One of my very favorite things to make during the summer is homemade ice cream. I love it and would make it every day if I knew it wouldn’t go straight to my hips. Healthy eating can really be a bummer sometimes. I sure hope that we eat ice cream in heaven!

I adapted this ice cream recipe from one I found at Our Best Bites.  This ice cream is phenomenal!! It is smooth and creamy and has a great blueberry flavor, with a slight tang from the cream cheese.

scoop of homemade ice cream

It was originally called Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream and it is supposed to have crushed pieces of graham cracker crust in it. Alas, when I went to make a crust, I discovered that my boys had eaten all of the graham crackers. So mine is just Blueberry Ice Cream. I have another recipe for Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, and it is also delicious!

If you’ve never tried blueberry ice cream, you need to make this recipe. Like, today. If you don’t have the ingredients, run to the store and pick them up. You won’t be sorry. Unless you hate blueberries. In that case, just ignore this whole entire post. 😉

spoonful of homemade blueberry ice cream

Another thing I love about this ice cream recipe (aside from the fact that it tastes amazing), is that it stays soft and scoopable even after a couple days in the freezer. It’s a dream to work with!

How to Make Blueberry Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • blueberries
  • powdered sugar
  • water
  • sugar
  • cream cheese
  • egg yolks
  • milk
  • heavy cream

Combine berries, powdered sugar, and water in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool and set aside.

Beat sugar, cream cheese, and egg yolks in a large bowl until smooth. Bring milk and cream to a boil over medium heat. Very slowly add the hot milk to the cream cheese mixture. (Don’t just dump the cream cheese mixture into the hot milk or the eggs will cook. Yuck!) Then return to the pan and continue cooking and stirring till the mixture barely starts to simmer. Cool. I like to put my pan in a sink filled with ice water to speed up the cooling process.

Add the blueberry mixture to the ice cream and chill for several hours or overnight. Pour into an ice cream machine and freeze according to manufacturer instructions. Place in an airtight container and ripen in freezer for at least three hours. It tastes even better the next day!!

Blueberry Ice Cream Variations:

-You could add broken up pieces of graham cracker to the ice cream as you spoon it from the ice cream maker to the airtight container. Just gently stir them in, or arrange them in the ice cream a layer at a time.

– I think it would also be tasty to add some chopped strawberries. You could add them before you pour the mixture into the ice cream maker. Or of course you could just serve them on top of the ice cream

-If you really, really love blueberries, you could serve this ice cream topped with blueberry sauce.

homemade blueberry ice cream recipe collage

MORE MOUTHWATERING ICE CREAM RECIPES TO TRY:

Reese’s Peanut Butter Ice Cream
No-churn White Chocolate Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream
Rocky Road Ice Cream

Recipe for Blueberry Ice Cream

Yield: 8 servings

Blueberry Ice Cream

Blueberry Ice Cream
Rich and creamy blueberry ice cream with cream cheese.
Prep Time 40 minutes
Additional Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened (light is fine)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Combine berries, powdered sugar, and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Beat sugar, cream cheese, and egg yolks in a large mixing bowl until smooth; set aside.
  3. Bring milk and cream to a boil in a saucepan. Very slowly add the hot milk to the cream cheese/egg yolk mixture. (Don’t just dump the cream cheese mixture into the hot milk or the eggs will cook.) Return to the pan and continue cooking and stirring till the mixture barely starts to simmer. Remove from the heat and cool. I like to put my pan in a sink filled with ice water to speed up the cooling process.
  4. Stir the cooked blueberries into the ice cream mixture and chill for several hours or overnight.
  5. Pour into an ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon into a container, cover, and place in the freezer. Let ripen in freezer for at least three hours. It tastes even better the next day!!

Notes

This ice cream stays nice and soft, even after being in the freezer for a day or two. I love that it is easy to dish up with an ice cream scoop.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 488 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 13g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 155mg Sodium: 128mg Carbohydrates: 68g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 61g Protein: 7g
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Comments

  1. I made the ice cream for a family dinner and it was an absolute hit! It’s smooth in texture and the cream cheese balances out the sweetness perfectly. I’ll definitely make this one again!

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