No custard is needed to make this easy Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream. Try Blueberry-Cheesecake Ice Cream in cookie sandwiches or irresistible pies.
1 (8-oz.) package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 1/2 cups half and half
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste*
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup fresh blueberries
3 tablespoons blueberry preserves
2 teaspoons lemon zest
How to Make It
Process first 7 ingredients in a blender 30 seconds or until very smooth. Cover and chill at least 2 hours or up to 2 days.
Pour mixture into freezer container of a 1 1/2-qt. electric ice-cream maker, and freeze according to manufacturer's instructions. (Instructions and times may vary.)
Mash together blueberries, blueberry preserves, and lemon zest. Stir mixture into prepared ice cream. Freeze 1 hour before serving. Serve immediately, or transfer to an airtight container, and freeze up to 1 week.
*Vanilla extract may be substituted.
THE COOKIE: Snickerdoodles, soft-baked from your bakery, for towering ice-cream cookie sandwiches. Wrap the finished treats individually (and tightly) in plastic wrap, and keep on hand in the freezer for parties or snacks.