Friday, June 25, 2010

Blueberry Ice Cream Pie

It's blueberry season. Normally I would be baking up a classic blueberry pie.

However in 100 degree heat, I won't be turning on the oven anytime soon. So, since I've been in an ice cream/sorbet mode lately I thought I would remake blueberry pie into something cool.

This year I actually purchased my own blueberry bush. In the spring you could tell it was full of blooms and fruit. All I had to do was wait for it to ripen. 

And then the birds came. And my life turned into a Hitchcock movie. Although instead of the birds attacking humans, they attacked my blueberry bush.


The ingrates even had the nerve to act like I should have provided them with more. So, the blueberries I used for this recipe were purchased. Here's hoping using my own blueberries next year.

Blueberry Ice Cream Pie
1 premade graham cracker pie crust
2 cups milk
1 cup heavy cream
4 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sugar
3 cups blueberries
Juice of 1 lemon

Heat the milk and cream together in a saucepan over medium until almost scalded. In a separate bowl mix the egg yolks. When the milk/cream mixture is heated, add to the yolks in a slow steady stream, mixing constantly so as not to scramble the eggs. When the mixture is combined pour back into the saucepan and stir until thick. (coats the back of a spoon) Cool mixture and add vanilla. In a blender combine the blueberries, sugar and lemon. Puree until smooth. Combine the blueberry puree with the milk/cream mixture and place in the refrigerator until chilled through.

Freeze ice cream in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions. Pour into graham cracker crust. Top with a mixed berry jam, or berry jam of choice.


  1. Oh my yumminess, that looks amazing! I wish I had an ice cream maker.

  2. Blueberry ice cream sounds great. It is almost time to pick blueberries here - about another week. I'll have to give this a try.

    To Jenny - You don't need an ice cream maker. Check out David Lebovitz's site - he has instructions on how to do it w/o one.

  3. I love how you don't need to use an oven. Especially because it's summer!!

  4. oh yum! that's my kind of dessert!


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