Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream

By Erika on June 27th, 2012 / / 3 Comments


This star-spangled delight will have your little ones lining up on the 4th of July. Creamy yet not too sweet, this treat combines the Independence Day favorite of watermelon with strawberry and creamy, cool vanilla with ripe blueberries. You have to make two batches of ice cream for this, but the effort is well worth it!

Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream

Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream

Ingredients

Watermelon Strawberry Ice Cream

  • 1 quart freshly squeezed watermelon juice (For the adult’s version, you can add 2-3 ounces of watermelon liqueur)
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 pint strawberries, pureed
  • Rock salt and ice (if you are using a churn ice cream maker)

Vanilla Blueberry Ice Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries, washed and drained, berries cut in half.

Instructions

Watermelon Strawberry Ice Cream

  1. Heat milk, whipping cream and sugar in saucepan until boiling. Watch closely so the milk doesn’t burn. Remove from heat.
  2. Slowly whisk milk mixture into egg yolks, being careful to not cook the yolks by adding too much hot mixture at once.
  3. Add watermelon juice to milk and egg mixture. whisk together.
  4. Add pureed strawberries.
  5. Pour mixture into ice cream churn container. Add ice and rock salt to the barrel and churn according to your ice cream makers directions (about 30-45 minutes).
  6. Put into container and store in freezer for 1-2 hours

Vanilla Blueberry Ice Cream

  1. Mix cream, milk, sugar, vanilla and salt in a bowl. Pour mixture into ice cream churn container. Add ice and rock salt to the barrel and churn according to your ice cream makers directions (about 30-45 minutes). If using freezer ice cream maker, follow manufacturer's directions.
  2. After ice cream has finished churning, fold blueberries into it. Put in container and freeze for 1-2 hours
  3. Scoop each flavor of ice cream into half of a glass dish or cup. Top with a blueberry and half strawberry. Tip: You can make a tray of these and put them in the freezer to serve later- they will harden a little and be easier to serve!

show comments 3 responses

  • Gina says:

    Absloutely gorgeous! I’m making these for the 4th.

  • Anna says:

    Delicious! And so cute.

  • Jordy says:

    Oh this is right up my alley. So cute!!

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