Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

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! 

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During my pre-teen and very early teenage years, by Daddy owned a little convenience store in our hometown with one of his best friends. When I say little, I mean little. It boasted two gas tanks, about three aisles of those must-have items you find in most convenience stores, a pinball and the ever-popular Pac-Man machine.

I can’t even begin to tell you how many quarters I used through the years on that Pac-Man machine. I was obsessed by it. But, Daddy made sure I worked for my playtime at the store, too. My favorite on my to-do list was dipping ice cream and making slushies. During the summer, there would be a line formed at the ice cream freezer with people waiting on their ice cream cones. The favorites were always vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and blueberry cheesecake.

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Every time I see blueberry cheesecake ice cream offered in a store, I immediately go right back to those days of dipping scoop after scoop of it.

I admit it was my favorite back then, too.

I decided a while back to make it for my family and fell in love with it all over again! 

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I start by adding all of the ingredients for the ice cream base to the container of a blender or food processor. I then pulse until the mixture is well-combined, thicken 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!

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com

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.

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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.

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com

 

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!

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com

Then add dollops of your blueberry sauce to your ice cream.

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com

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!

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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! 🙂

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com

Here’s my Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe - 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! // addapinch.com
Yield: 2 quarts
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword blueberry cheesecake ice cream, blueberry ice cream, blueberry ice cream recipe

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

Total Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 30 minutes
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!
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Ingredients

For the Ice Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • cups granulated sugar
  • 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature and cut into large pieces
  • 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

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Store the ice cream for up to 1 week in the freezer.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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20 comments on “Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe”

  1. Sound so yummy, I just got 6 pints of Jersey Blueberries and will be trying this for sure, Thanks!

    • Next time, TRY to buy ORGANIC blueberries! Regular blueberries along with all vegetables and fruits (except organic), have been sprayed with tons of chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and many others. Probably soaked in a preservative bath, too! Yuck!
      Or, if you have some room in your backyard, (or front yard, I suppose), grow your own blueberry bush. Simple to grow! (make it an organic bush, or seeds). I haven’t had any bug problems on my two bushes either, so I don’t even need pesticide use on them! (But if I did, I would natural pesticides, that are many, and found online!)

    • I want to try this weekend. It looks yummy.

  2. This LOOKS YUMMY. . .what can I say, I LOVE anything BERRY. . .Blueberry, Strawberry, Blackberry, Raspberry. . .Add-A-Pinch has so many awesome recipes. Thanks Robyn

  3. You must have know I had some fresh blueberries to do something with. I’m sure I will love it like I do all your recipes. ?? thanks!!

  4. Hi,

    This looks SO good! I use organic ingredients. (Just my personal preference). Can you please let me know if I can pass on using the cornstarch? (That is definitely GMO).

    Thank you so much! Can’t wait to try this. 🙂

    Beth

    • Hi Beth,
      So sorry I missed your question earlier! I would recommend using arrowroot powder in place of the cornstarch if you are able to use it. You could also add the water at the end of the process and only add the amount needed to get the blueberry sauce to the desired consistency. I hope that helps!

      Thanks so much!
      Robyn

  5. This looks delicious, and I definitly plan to make it with all the blueberries I have (in the freezer now). Organic blueberries, of course! Wouldn’t want any pesticides, and herbicides, and persevatives in MY blueberry taste!

  6. Can you substitute other fruit or berries?

  7. Just sent this to my friend, Kim, who told me yesterday she was going to make some blueberry ice cream. Hoping she shares with me – LOL.

    Happy 4th!

    The other Robin

  8. Thank you so much for all the awesome recipes, Robyn.

  9. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe! Perfect for summer!

  10. delicious..I’ll make this in my next week end. hope you will add more in the future
    Thanks Robyn

  11. Best ice cream recipe ever!! Our family of 5 love it. We also add our homemade biscuit base to the cream after it’s been in the ice cream machine. 2nd time making an definitely won’t be the last 😀 5*

  12. We loved it!  Made it twice now I’m making it in my new ice cream freezer.  I give it 5 stars!!

  13. I made this 8/17/18 but I varied it by substituting raspberry for the blueberries and adding white chocolate chips. We had guests over and they raved about it, they even said they dreamed about it! I used an ice cream machine, then added the white chocolate chips before marbling the raspberry sauce into the mixture.

    Thank you for this!

    • This sounds absolutely divine with the white chocolate added to the raspberries, Bee! I’m so glad you told me about it because I’ll definitely be trying it soon! So happy you and your guests loved the ice cream! xo

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