This Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream recipe makes an easy and delicious dessert recipe! A family favorite, this includes a churn and a no-churn ice cream recipe method!
This delicious Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream has always been one of my favorites! While my classic custard style Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream is an all time family favorite that goes with so many other desserts like pies and peach cobbler, this Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream is a definite treat for blueberry or cheesecake fans too! Sweet juicy blueberries and the slight tartness of cheesecake combine with creamy, decadent ice cream to make a special homemade frozen treat! This ice cream always brings back special memories for me. Luckily it’s so easy to make, I can reminisce often! I’ve included instructions on how to make in your ice cream maker as well as how to make it no-churn!
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe
My love for this type of ice cream began as a kid. When I was a pre-teen and teen, Daddy owned a small convenience store in our hometown with one of his friends. When I say small, I’m not kidding. It boasted two gas tanks, about three aisles of those must-have items, a pinball and the popular Pac-Man machine. And an ice cream counter.
When I was old enough, Daddy made sure I worked for my quarters to play Pac-Man. While many of my chores were less exciting, it was fun to get to dip ice cream and make Slushies. During the summer, the ice cream was always popular. I remember some of favorites were always vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and blueberry cheesecake.
Every time I see blueberry cheesecake ice cream offered in a store or ice cream shoppe, I immediately go right back to those days of dipping scoops of it. I admit it was my favorite back then, too.
I decided a while back to create my own recipe for my family and fell in love with it all over again! And I really enjoy mine more than the ice cream store variety.
How to Make Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
I start by adding all of the ingredients for the ice cream base to the container of a blender or food processor. Then I pulse until the mixture is well-combined, thickened and creamy. This only takes about 60 seconds or so.
At this point you have the base of the ice cream and can decide if you want to use an ice cream churn or the no-churn method. I will tell you that the ice cream churn makes the ice cream have a bit more volume than the no-churn method, but I love that an ice cream churn isn’t required to make great ice cream! (And if you enjoy making no churn ice creams, I hope you try my No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream and No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream too!)
Meanwhile, begin making your blueberry sauce portion of the ice cream. I like to start with bright, fresh blueberries. Make sure they are well-cleaned and then begin making your sauce.
Once more than half of the blueberries have burst and the blueberry sauce is thick, remove it from the heat, transfer to a bowl and refrigerate to set.
Transfer your ice cream to a freezer-safe container. I’ve become a bit obsessed with these ice cream tubs that I discovered a while back!
Then add dollops of your blueberry sauce to your ice cream.
And swirl throughout your ice cream with a knife. I love seeing some of those whole blueberries peeking out the top of the ice cream! It is like finding the prize when they are in my scoop!
Now your blueberry cheesecake ice cream is ready for serving or storing in the freezer for serving later. But let me just warn you, one bite of this stuff and you’ll be smitten with it and crave it all day long! Don’t ask me how I know such things! 🙂
Here’s my Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do!
Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe
For the Ice Cream
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1¼ cups granulated sugar
- 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature and cut into large pieces
- 1½ teaspoons vanilla
- pinch of salt
For the Blueberry Sauce
- 2 cups fresh blueberries
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- pinch of salt
- Add heavy cream, milk, sugar, cream cheese, vanilla and salt to the container of a blender or food processor. Pulse until well-combined and creamy, about 30 seconds. Pour the mixture into the bowl of an ice cream maker and make ice cream according to your ice cream maker’s instructions, usually about 30 minutes. Alternately, if you do not have an ice cream maker, transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze until hardened.
- While the ice cream is making in the ice cream maker, prepare the blueberry sauce. Add the blueberries, water, sugar, cornstarch, lemon juice and salt to a small saucepan set over medium heat. Bring to a low boil and cook until the berries begin to burst and the juices have thickened, about 5 minutes. Pour into a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the ice cream has finished churning.
- Once the ice cream has finished churning, transfer it immediately into a freezer-safe container. Drop dollops of the blueberry sauce by the tablespoons onto the top of the ice cream. Run a knife through the dollops to swirl the blueberry sauce throughout the ice cream.
- Store the ice cream for up to 1 week in the freezer.