Fathers Day is only 3 days away! I feel like it was just Mother’s Day last weekend! Anyone else feel like that? Time has been flying lately. Anyway, my dad is impossible to buy gifts for, what do you get a man that has everything? It makes things a little tricky. He is the type of guy that if he wants something, he just buys it. So my solution for Fathers Day is to make him all the treats, my dad loves baked goods and is completely happy with a yummy homemade dessert on Fathers Day instead of a gift that he probably won’t even like!
I was trying to come up with a new dessert idea to make him for this weekend and I realized I have yet to share any of my ice cream recipes on here! Such a disgrace because I have a ton of homemade ice cream recipes and it is one of my favorite things to make. Ice cream makers are fairly inexpensive and ice cream is actually super simple to make. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, I highly suggest you invest in one! I have been obsessing over everything blueberry lately and wanted to make something cold for Fathers Day since we will be outside barbecuing and we are in the middle of a major heat wave here in Utah. So Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream sounded like the perfect thing to make!
This ice cream starts with a cheesecake base made with half and half, cream cheese, a touch of sour cream and some sugar. It then has a homemade blueberry compote made from fresh blueberries that gets swirled throughout the ice cream. And because cheesecake isn’t complete without a crust, it has a streusel crumble and crushed graham crackers throughout for some added texture. Its creamy, its fruity, its slightly tart, it’s basically just amazing so you should go and make it right now.
Tips & Tricks
- It takes 2 days to make this ice cream, but don’t let that make you think its a lot of work or complicated, the only reason it takes 2 days is because the ice cream base and the blueberry sauce have to chill overnight before churning the ice cream and the ice cream has to freeze for 6-8 hours once you’ve layered all the ingredients. But its simple and super easy to make everything that goes into this recipe
- You can use frozen blueberries if you are unable to get fresh, either way works!
- This ice cream will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 6 weeks, but good luck making it last that long!