Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe
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Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream Recipe

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After sampling this flavor at an ice cream stand, I kept trying to duplicate it until it was just right. —Melissa Symington, Neche, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/4 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 36 squares)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant cheesecake or vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 quart heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 459 calories, 30g fat (18g saturated fat), 101mg cholesterol, 252mg sodium, 47g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Gradually stir in water until smooth. Stir in blueberries and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in butter. Pat into an ungreased 15x10-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° until lightly browned, 10-15 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk the ice cream ingredients. Fill ice cream freezer cylinder two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. Whisk before adding to ice cream freezer (mixture will have some lumps).
  4. Crumble the graham cracker mixture. In a large container, layer the ice cream, graham cracker mixture and blueberry sauce three times; swirl. Freeze. Yield: 2 quarts.
Originally published as Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream in Taste of Home August/September 2003, p49

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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kredhead User ID: 710648 251953
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2016 Edited Dec. 1, 2016

"Yay! I've made so many flavors of this ice cream! This recipe is fast & easy, mix ingredients & throw it in the machine, 20 minutes later...dreamy ice cream! It cures in the freezer in 2 hrs. My first batch I used vanilla pudding, it was smooth & creamy vanilla. Very rich, makes 8 cups-2 batches for my machine.. The blueberry sauce-delicious. The graham part was really good, there was a lot. I made the recipe as is, then left some toppings on the side for the second batch. I prefer to mix the extras in as it is served. I ended up ordering cheesecake pudding mix on Amazon, because it was impossible to find, haven't used it yet. Second batch I subbed coconut creme pudding, coconut extract & 4 Tbsp flaked unsweetened coconut from Goya in the frozen food section. OMG! Coconutty cooling goodness during a heat wave. Third batch pistachio pudding mix, almond & vanilla extract 1/2 & 1/2 & chopped pistachios. Yum. For Thanksgiving I used pumpkin spice pudding mix, pumpkin spice extract & vanilla extract 1/2 & 1/2. Wowee. For those with can leave out the lemon juice, it's to cut the sweetness & bring a depth of flavor to the blueberries. My ice cream maker is a cuisinart, it says fill 3/4 full in the directions. I used the guide here and filled it 2/3 full, glad I did, the ice cream expanded and filled the reservoir to the top. I knew I saved those plastic Carvel containers for a reason! What's next? Banana creme? Cheesecake with strawberry sauce? chocolate turtle (seasonal around Xmas)? Oh yeeeessss!"

suesedlak User ID: 8438958 229073
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2015

"I made this recipe exactly as written, using the cheesecake pudding mix, and I agree with other reviewers who have said that this is the best ice cream they've ever made. The cheesecake flavor was wonderful and the ice cream was so creamy. I used fresh blueberries and thought the consistency (after refrigerating overnight) was perfect. I also agree with other reviewers who recommended using half a recipe of the graham cracker mixture. In fact, the next time, I may buy and break up a pre-made graham cracker crust just to save time and to eliminate heat in the oven in summer.

I used a 1 quart ice cream maker (gelataio junior) and the recipe as written made 2 batches; for each, I filled the container 2/3 full. It took about 50 minutes for each batch to freeze firm.
The addition of instant pudding mix in the ice cream opens up so many possibilities for additional flavors. I'm envisioning a "banana pudding" ice cream using instant banana pudding and chopped up vanilla wafers. This list goes on!!!!!
Thank you for a terrific recipe!"

cowdogmom User ID: 3293918 227762
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"I have a small Rival 1.5 quart ice cream maker that makes ice cream for 2 (hubby and me). What are your suggestions to size this down for two?"

nedraG47 User ID: 8394628 227144
Reviewed May. 30, 2015

"Question, can I leave out the tablespoon of lemon juice? Forgot to buy it at the store, got everything else to make the Ice Cream. Can't wait to make it. Thanks."

deannasnz User ID: 6542477 217639
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2015

"Really really good. It's incredibly creamy. Next time I'll use about half the crumb mixture and will thicken the berry sauce with a little more cornstarch so it creates more of a ribbon through the ice cream instead of running all through it. I want to try it with raspberries instead of blueberries for a more intense fruit flavour."

sgtg32 User ID: 7987441 65026
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2014

"Incredibly creamy and delicious. I have received about as many compliments for this ice cream as any desert I have ever made."

knollbrookcook User ID: 4057123 70885
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2014

"Delicious ice cream. Sometimes I just use 10% cream instead of the heavy whipping. Still turns out good and you save a few calories and some fat. I always use the vanilla pudding mix. Everyone loves this!"

Gramafk7 User ID: 7173741 96109
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"This was incredible!!! Really smooth creamy and velvety. My guests and I really enjoyed it. And for the record: if you haven't made the recipe please don't rate it. What you choose to feed your family is your business, what I choose to feed mine is NOT your business. I certainly do not need you to be my conscience for me, I'm quite capable of making my own adult decisions. Thank you!"

gaylene1126 User ID: 1085471 88799
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2012

"This is the best ice cream I've ever made! I've made it with both strawberries and black raspberries. Both with extremely satisfying results. I did strain the sauce when I used the black raspberries. This is a keeper."

debs951 User ID: 4246813 135808
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"My family loves this recipe! I've also tried it with raspberries and strawberries with equal success. Thank you for this recipe!!"

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