Sweet Tooth Friday: Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

by Allison @ Alli 'n Son on July 21, 2011

Do you remember last week, when I was all “this is the best ice cream on the face of the earth, it’s so rich and creamy”?

Yea, well, it turns out that I was wrong. The Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt Caramel Swirl Ice Cream is heavenly. But honestly, it doesn’t hold a torch to today’s recipe.

So, I’m sorry if I got your hopes up last week. Because today, I’m doing to dash them. And present to you what is now my new favorite ice cream. In the world.

Rich and creamy doesn’t even begin to describe this. Decadent doesn’t come close. The only thing that even remotely describes this ice cream: intense and unrestrained.

Yes, I’m still talking about ice cream.

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

What’s the secret ingredient? It’s not the blueberries, although they are certainly awesome. Did you know that it’s National Ice Cream Month and National Blueberry Month? Two of my favorite foods being honored at the same time.

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

The secret ingredient is cream cheese. When lovingly and slowly combined with whipping cream and half and half, there’s this intense flavor explosion. Oh yes, it’s an explosion.

Man, how I love a good cheesecake. Especially in ice cream form.


Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream

It's like a blueberry cheesecake, disguised as ice cream.


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (6 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3 cups half and half
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In a large bowl combine the granulated sugar, cream cheese and egg yolks. Beat with an electric mixer at high speed until smooth.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the half and half and cream. Bring mixture to a boil, whisking often. Remove from heat.
  3. To temper the egg/sugar/cream cheese mixture very slowly, in small amounts, add about 1/3 of the half and half mixture. Adding the hot mixture VERY slowly is key to tempering your eggs, instead of scrambling them. Pour in the rest of the half-and-half mixture and return the entire mixture to the saucepan and place over low heat. Continue to cook, whisking frequently, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon {the mixture will reach a temperature of 160degrees F}. Pour the mixture into a container and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes, then place in the fridge over night. {If you want to speed up the process you can also place the saucepan in an ice-filled bowl, allowing it to cool completely, stirring occasionally.}
  4. In a small saucepan combine the blueberries, powdered sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly, stirring often. If you prefer, you can mash the blueberries as the mixture cooks, for a smoother sauce. Remove from heat, and cool completely. {You can also skip this step and just use pie-filling.}
  5. Stir the blueberry mixture into cream mixture. Pour the mixture into the freezer can of your ice-cream make and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions. Spoon ice cream into a freezer-safe container; cover and freeze for 1 hour or until firm.
  6. Inspired from My Recipes

Ready to link up with Sweet Tooth Friday? I only have a few rules:

  1. Link directly to your recipe {sweet-recipes only please}, not to the main page of your blog.
  2. Link back to my blog and/or include the Sweet Tooth Friday button {code is in the side bar}.
  3. Visit a few of the other blogs. Spread the sweet-love!
  4. Subscribe to my blog, follow me on Twitter, or like me on Facebook.
  5. Stop by again on Saturday. Each week I pick my five favorite recipes. If you are featured I have a nifty button you can add to your blog.

 Sweet Tooth Friday


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{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melissa @ Baking For The Boys July 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm

OK, this is hilarious. I had planned on sharing my Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream on your site this week. Aahh, what the heck-I will anyway. Great minds think alike! :)


2 Allison @ Alli 'n Son July 22, 2011 at 1:26 pm

Too funny! I’m glad you shared yours too.


3 NancyC July 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

That Blueberry Cheesecake ice cream sounds SUPER-heavenly!!!


4 Liz@HoosierHomemade July 21, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Glad to see you have joined Ziplist! Thanks for hosting!
The ice cream looks really good! Wish I had an ice cream maker!


5 Allison @ Alli 'n Son July 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

I had to borrow my mom’s, just for National Ice Cream month.

Also, I LOVE Ziplist. The recipe plugin and the iPhone app. I couldn’t grocery shop without it.


6 Abby July 21, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Thank for hosting for another fabulous week! I’ve added my recipe for Blueberry Ice Cream (and apparently great minds think alike because I see a few berry inspired ice creams up there already!). Can’t wait to check out everyone else’s links.


7 Allison @ Alli 'n Son July 22, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Yes, blueberry ice cream seems to be a theme this week!


8 Jade C. July 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Thanks so much for hosting!! Your ice cream looks divine!!
Jade C.


9 Michaela July 21, 2011 at 8:50 pm

That looks awesome, I love the secret ingredient :) and a perfect way to use blueberries!


10 Sabrina July 21, 2011 at 9:18 pm

WOW! This is HAS to be amazingly delicious!


11 Robin July 21, 2011 at 9:19 pm

This looks so good…We made some blueberry cheesecake ice cream a couple of weeks ago and it was amazing, so I’m sure this would be too.


12 Tessa July 21, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Oohhh… This looks so good. Especially with how hot it has been!


13 Allison @ Alli 'n Son July 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Yes, it’s been my saving grace this week. It’s been so flipping hot!


14 Tadka Pasta July 22, 2011 at 12:00 am

The ice cream looks and sounds so good! And so do all the summery and lemony desserts linked up. Thanks for hosting!


15 Mama Kat July 22, 2011 at 12:06 am

This post is like the biggest tease EVER! I’m dying for a bite of that!


16 Allison @ Alli 'n Son July 22, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I would gladly share! My hips don’t want me eating all of it myself.


17 kitchen flavours July 22, 2011 at 12:16 am

Your ice cream looks so good! Cream cheese sounds good! Thanks for sharing!


18 Ambreen July 22, 2011 at 1:53 am

Looks absolutely wonderful, loved the addition of the secret ingredient. Cream cheese makes everything that much tastier :)


19 Katie @ This Chick Cooks July 22, 2011 at 6:11 am

Thanks for hosting!


20 Georgia July 22, 2011 at 6:32 am

Sounds yummy and looks amazing!!!



21 Kitchen Belleicious July 22, 2011 at 7:01 am

Wow! totally in love and impressed. what a great idea! i love me some cheesecake indeed. nothing sweet to link up this week but i will next week!


22 Aimee @ ShugarySweets July 22, 2011 at 7:15 am

I just bought an ice cream maker yesterday! First up on the list though is your chocolate caramel ice cream. Now I must add this one too. So excited. Thanks for sharing!


23 Allison @ Alli 'n Son July 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm

You won’t be disappointed with either recipe. Stop back and let me know how they turn out.


24 Patty July 22, 2011 at 8:11 am

That ice cream looks amazing! Thanks for hosting. I can’t wait to check everyone’s recipes out. I posted the Frozen Mocha Frappuccino.


25 Mary @ Giving Up on Perfect July 22, 2011 at 8:15 am

First of all, that does look delicious! Second of all (and sorry for the non-sweet tooth-related question), what plug-in do you use to get your sharing buttons at the top of your posts?


26 Allison @ Alli 'n Son July 22, 2011 at 1:31 pm

I use Digg Digg. It’s really easy to set up.


27 Heidi July 22, 2011 at 8:42 am

I just did a post about celebrating National Blueberry Month, but National Ice Cream Month, that’s a reason to celebrate! Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend.


28 Cares and Mimi July 22, 2011 at 9:36 am

I love this! Yum!


29 Carol@easytobeglutenfree July 22, 2011 at 11:02 am

Wow! That ice cream looks incredible!


30 Cranberry Morning July 22, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Oh my goodness, that is just the most scrumptious looking ice cream ever! LOVE blueberries!


31 Tameka Downing July 23, 2011 at 12:05 am

I shared an anniversary cake that I made. Thank you for the opportunity.


32 Queen of Puddings July 24, 2011 at 2:51 am

Man that sounds good – do you think it’d go with my lavender short bread???


33 Grandma Bonnie July 24, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I am going to have to get out my ice cream maker. I love the recipe.
New follower from Sweets for Saturday. Hope you follow back.


34 Liberty July 26, 2011 at 11:53 am

I made this on friday night – and it’s my favorite too! so SO yummy and since i used xylitol it was low-carb approved!!


35 Jenn July 26, 2011 at 3:25 pm

This looks EXTREMELY yummy! I’m so excited to try it and I have to say I’m a sucker for ice cream of all kinds :) I found your post on Balancing Beauty and Bedlam. Thanks for sharing it!


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