On a warm almost-summer evening, nothing tastes more satisfying than homemade ice cream (especially when eaten with only a spoon, straight from the freezer!). This sweet and creamy ice cream is the answer to your cheesecake cravings, complete with a vibrant blueberry swirl made with freshly picked blueberries. Top each serving with extra sauce and dig in!

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream | Tutti Dolci

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Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

  • Yield: 5 cups

Ingredients

Blueberry Sauce

  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • 4 tsp cornstarch

Ice Cream

  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp vodka

Instructions

  1. For the sauce, combine blueberries and sugar in a saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. When mixture begins to bubble, reduce heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Puree mixture in a food processor until smooth; return to saucepan. Whisk water and cornstarch together in a small bowl. Add to blueberry mixture and continue cooking until thickened, 1 or 2 minutes. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator.
  2. For the ice cream, combine half-and-half, cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla, and vodka in a blender or food processor; process until smooth. cover and chill for 6 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Pour chilled ice cream mixture into frozen cylinder of ice cream maker; freeze according to manufacturer’s instructions. Spoon a third of the mixture into a freezer-safe container; top with dollops of blueberry sauce. Repeat with remaining mixture and sauce. Swirl layers together with a wooden skewer, then place in the freezer for several hours, until firm.

Notes

Extra blueberry sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 1 week – spoon over ice cream, pancakes, etc.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 215

 

27 comments

  1. Luv that blueberry sauce and great idea including the vodka so the ice cream doesn’t become too hard and impossible to serve. 🙂

  2. My husband adores blueberries! This marvelous recipe is a must make for Father’s Day along with his favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies!

  3. Oh my, Laura! This looks & sounds amazing! The perfect blend of flavors & textures! Adding to my “must make” list for summer! And your photos are amazing – as always!
    Baci!

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