Blueberry Pie Ice Cream

“I GO RUNNING WHEN I HAVE TO.  WHEN THE ICE CREAM TRUCK IS DOING SIXTY.”  Wendy Liebman

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream | From My Sweet Heart

This is so far the BEST  ice cream I have ever tasted in my life!  I love it because it truly is a great combination of pie and ice cream.  I’ve seen other recipes include graham crackers in their version of ‘pie ice creams’.  But pie to me, is crust, not crackers.

This ice cream has all the components of pie a la mode.  Sweet cream ice cream with a hint of cinnamon, fresh blueberry compote, and chunks of sweet and savory cream cheese pie crust.  You won’t be running for the ice cream truck with a pint of this in your freezer!  Check out how easy it is to throw together……..

 

Honestly, this comes together pretty quickly and much of it can be prepped days in advance of making the ice cream.  Since I got my ice cream maker, I always keep pints of cream in my fridge.  I happened to have a pie crust dough in my freezer from another tart I made.  And the blueberry compote took literally 10 minutes to make.  I really do think it is worth the fresh ingredients, though you could easily substitute store bought.  Just promise me you won’t replace the crust with graham crackers.  There is nothing like the soft, chewy nibbles of crust amid all the sweet cream and bursts of fresh blueberries!

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream | From My Sweet Heart

ICE CREAM:

Basically follow the directions for Sweet Cream Ice Cream but whisk in 1/2 tsp cinnamon before you refrigerate your mix. Whisk it well to be sure there are no large clumps of cinnamon.  You may need to rewhisk before you pour the cream into your ice cream maker.

BLUEBERRY COMPOTE:

1 cup fresh blueberries

1/4 cup water

1/8 cup of sugar

juice and zest of 1 lemon

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Mix all of these in a saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool slightly before storing in refrigerator until chilled or overnight.  The sauce thickens on it’s own as it chills.

 

CREAM CHEESE PIE CRUST:

2 sticks chilled, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces

8 oz chilled cream cheese, cut into small pieces

3 TBSP sugar

2 cups all purpose flour, plus more for dusting

1/2 tsp salt

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream | From My Sweet Heart

 

In your mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, beat together the cream cheese, butter and sugar on medium speed until the mixture is smooth.  Make sure there are no visible lumps of butter or cream cheese.  Mix for about 5 minutes.  Add the salt and flour and mix until just combined.  Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured surface.  Cut the dough in half.  Shape each one into a flat disk.  Wrap in plastic wrap  and refrigerate for at least an hour or overnight.  (This dough can be frozen for up to a month.  Just thaw in the refrigerator before using.  You could easily cut the recipe in half, but I love having the convenience of an extra home made crust ready to use!)  I rolled this out to fit a pie plate and baked in a 350°F oven for about 30 minutes and lightly golden brown.

When you are ready to make the ice cream, pour the cream mixture into your machine and follow your manufacturer’s instructions for making ice cream.  This process for me, took 20 minutes.  Spoon the ice cream into a large bowl.  Add about 1 1/2 cups of baked pie dough which has been cut into small pieces. Mix gently.  And then drop the blueberry compote in by teaspoonfuls, onto sections of the ice cream.  Swirl very gently with your spoon to disperse the blueberries, but don’t mix completely in or else the whole thing will turn purple!  Spoon into containers and freeze.

I really hope you enjoy this ice cream as much as I do!

:-D

 

Comments

  1. Wow! This looks sooo delicious and your pictures are fantastic! Great recipe :)

  2. This sounds delicious! I love store bought blueberry pie ice cream so I can only imagine how much better it would be home made. Time to pull out the ice cream maker :-D

    • Hey Janet! I can tell by the things you make that you appreciate truly fresh ingredients too! I never put my ice cream maker away. Love making seasonal ice cream all year round! : )

  3. I am totally hooked on blueberry ice cream right now. I’ve been eating the limited edition Haagen Dazs Blueberry crumble ice cream every day it is out of control. I will have to try and make this so I can have it all the time. :)

    • Hi Susie! I am totally hooked on everything blueberry right now! Haagen Dazs is good! I used to eat their limited edition Sticky Toffee Pudding Ice Cream while I could. I guess that’s the next ice cream I will learn how to make! : )

  4. All I can say is WOW. This looks delicious and your pics are out of this world. Totally buzzing you on this one. Just lovely.

  5. I am not an ice cream person, but this one totally has my name on it!! WOW! Love all the blueberry recipes!

  6. That ice cream looks great! With blueberries no less. Blueberries are very good for you. Another recipe to add to my collection. Thanks.

    • Veronica….blueberries are my favorite of the summer berries….and they are so good for you! I use them as often as I can. Thanks for you kind words! : )

  7. So creamy and good! Can’t wait to have some!

  8. Looks amazing! I would have to omit the cinnamon because of allergies – but I LOVE that step! Wonderful blog – I’ve subscribed! I think we started blogging at the same time! SO nice to meet you!

    • Ann…it’s nice to meet you! I had to say hello because if you go back and look at some of the blogs you responded to….you will find I am responding directly after you! Ha! I felt like we were always at the same party so why not introduce myself! I’m coming over to see you now! : )

      • I love it! Two girls at the same party!…”brilliant minds thinking alike”! Thanks for introducing yourself and I look forward to more fun in the future!

  9. this is truly a winning combination! I laughed outloud when i read the quote at the top!

    • Danielle…I laugh every time I read it. Because the funny thing is…I’ve never seen an ice cream truck outside of a neighborhood. I didn’t think it could go faster than 15mph! Ha! : )

  10. YES! Pie is crust, not crackers! And um, this quote is HILARIOUS!!! I just told a friend of a friend, “I work out a lot. Yes, I know it doesn’t look like it. But I work out a lot so I can eat a lot.” Haha! Happy Monday!

  11. Oh, and I forgot to say… I love the presentation!

  12. I love this post – just clicked on a photo and WOW! What a treat: it leapt out at me, shouting eat me! That is wicked, believe me. What a gorgeous recipe – it’s as if I can taste it already from here. Oh, and I agree: that quotation is brilliant. That’s one for our fridge door!

    • Jill….thank you! This one is definitely a keeper! You’ll never guess what I will be attempting this weekend, though! : – O Wish me luck!

  13. Oh wow, this looks amazing! I’m bookmarking this to try with the ice cream maker I just got at Costco. :) It sounds so good with the homemade blueberry sauce and bits of real crust!

  14. Yes please! More please!

  15. Hi Anne, You did it again! Great ice cream. : ) I have blueberries that I am desperately looking to make a recipe with… maybe this ice cream is calling my name too. Hope you’re having a great summer!

  16. Anne, you make such great desserts! What a pretty ice cream!

  17. I love that quote…I actually run so that I can eat ice cream. This one sounds amazing. I’m on a huge blueberry kick right now!

  18. This looks delicious – the cream cheese pie crust sounds awesome!

  19. This looks so scrumptious! I saw a recipe in Better Homes and Gardens last month for Blueberry Ice Cream Pie, and I’ve been wanting to make it ever since.

  20. This looks delightful! I need to jump on my ice cream making this summer before it’s to late :)

    • Dee! I love my ice cream maker, and I never put it away! I’m sure I will be making ice cream at Christmas time! : )

  21. I love blueberry ice cream, but blueberry pie ice cream sounds outrageous!!! It looks amazing, I must try!

  22. I have never had blueberry ice cream but be still my heart I want some!!!

  23. is it bad that I could eat ice cream, winter, spring, summer and fall? haha I think this would be wonderful any time of year!

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