Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream.
So. Do we think we can consider this breakfast since it contains muffins?
Because I’m about to.
While I am so ready (and so excited) for summer, last night I nearly had a heart attack when I realized it was almost mid-May and therefore almost Memorial day, which means summer is basically over and we may as well just start shopping for the holidays, like… yesterday. I mean, it’s practically summer already and in the blink of the eye, it will be next summer.
But! There is still time for ice cream. Specifically, ice cream with muffins inside.
The good news is that you can use whatever blueberry muffin recipe you’d like. I took this muffin recipe and used all-purpose flour and a billion blueberries. Before that I spilled an entire pint of blueberries on the floor, many of which are still hiding under my fridge. And before THAT, I bought a pint of blueberries then couldn’t find them for a two weeks… until I felt something squish under my flip flops on the floor of my car and learned that a bunch of beautiful berries were building a fuzzy mold playhouse in my vehicle.
The bad news is that you will make a full batch of muffins and have some extras left over, but on second thought – that is obviously good news. You just eat them for breakfast in the morning – after your spoonfuls of ice cream. Or you could reheat those muffins then drop a dollop of butter on top and then… maybe add a scoop of ice cream on top of that.
You know. To taste test.
If you’re looking for a whole bunch of delicious things to share with your mom on Sunday, you can kill two birds with one stone here: muffins for brunch and ice cream for dessert. Or brunch, whatever. But you should try that. Special ice cream for your mom is untraditional and fun. Unexpected and tastier than some dried out pastry. She deserves it, because she probably listens to you have insane meltdowns on the regular. Mine did that yesterday when I participated in what only can be called the meltdown of the century.
I have a good one every few years… and I mean a GOOD one. There doesn’t have to be anything wrong in my life for me to have a complete flipout that only my mom can witness and take. No one else has seen them. Well, okay – one time last year my husband witnessed a quarter of one when I developed a fever in a 105 degree yoga class and after, walked through the door screaming and crying hysterically. But that was nothing. One time in college, I remember having a phone meltdown with my mom that lasted HOURS and centered around me “wondering if I should interview for an internship.” Yeah. Not like – definitely interviewing for it and wondering if I should take the position had I been so lucky to get it. Which I never would have. Me = delusional.
Sometimes you just need those crazy conniptions in your life to get it all out and feel like a normal person again. Is it just me? Usually afterwards, while I feel like an utter lunatic, I also feel fantastic. I hope you have some fabulous nonjudgemental person in your life that you can throw a wildly inappropriate, immature, ugly but incredibly necessary tantrum to every now and then.
And if you do, make them this ice cream. So you can eat it together! Ice cream thanks. Everyone wins.
Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream
- 1 batch of your favorite blueberry muffins
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
- 2/3 cups granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- Note: Prepare this recipe the day before you want it so it can freeze overnight! I suggest making a full batch of blueberry muffins even though you may only use six – finish the rest for breakfast.
- In a small bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of the milk with the cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Set aside. In another large bowl, whisk together softened cream cheese with salt and cinnamon until smooth.
- In a large saucepan, add milk, cream, sugar, vanilla extract and corn syrup, whisking together. Bring to a rolling boil – for me, this was over medium heat. Keep a close eye on the mixture because if it gets too hot, it will boil up and over very quickly. You want it to the point when the milk is bubbling and rolling but now boiling over. Once it comes to that point, boil for 4 minutes. I stirred occasionally here. After 4 minutes, remove from heat and very slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture. I did it in 3 parts – adding 1/3 of it and whisking at a time. Bring back over heat and bring to a rolling boil again, this time stirring with a spatula while the mixture just thickens slightly – about 1-2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and very slowly pour a small amount into the large bowl that has the cream cheese in it, whisking constantly until smooth. Gradually pour the rest of the mixture into the bowl while whisking to combine. Grab another very large bowl and fill it halfway full with cold water, adding a bunch of ice cubes as well. Pour the milk mixture into a one gallon freezer ziplock bag, pushing the air out and sealing it. Place it in the ice bath for 30-45 minutes until cold, adding more ice if needed.
- Pour the ice cream mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to the directions. I used the attachment on my Kitchenaid mixer and churned for exactly 25 minutes. After 20-22 minutes, add a 2-3 crumbled blueberry muffins. Once churned to your desired consistency, place in a freezer-safe container – at this point, I folded in 2-3 more crumbled blueberry muffins using a large spatula. Smooth out the top then place a sheet of plastic wrap over top, pressing right onto the surface. Freeze for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
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This is also heavenly stuffed in between cookies. Just sayin’.
114 Comments on “Blueberry Muffin Ice Cream.”
You are so clever! I love blueberry muffins and you are the only person I know that would put a batch of it in ice cream! I am sooooooo loving it!!! Fab idea!!!
yum yum yum.
I try to avoid that word but ohmygawwwwd.
Insanely creative and amazing sounding! Girl…your brain works in wonderful ways! I love this idea. I put buttery waffles in a white chocolate-peanut butter puppy chow/chex/popcorn creation last week but this takes the cake. Or the ice cream. I would love to try this!
Yes please… this is certainly a breakfast food now.
Are you even kidding?!?!?! Ima make my mom a blueberry muffin ice cream Sunday with maple praline butter sauce. <—– I just invented that sauce.
OMG! This ice cream looks amazing… can I eat it for breakfast?
Yum, what a fantastic combination Jessica! These look delicious! So since there are muffins inside the ice cream, nobody will judge me if I have ice cream for breakfast right? ;)
Thank god I keep my ice cream maker in the freezer and on stand by for just these moments.
You = Genius.
This is genius! Blueberry muffins are a weakness of mine, so putting them in ice cream obviously justifies eating it. I can’t wait to try it!
So creative!! I love this idea and gosh I am so with you about the meltdowns. Only my mom sees them and only my mom can handle them! Mom’s are the best at handling meltdowns!
Girl you have me drooling here! I just love this and LOVE the way you set up the photos. So freaking amazing! LOVE!
exactly… only mom’s can handle them.
Oh wow…. had I been in your kitchen when you were shooting this, I would have literally licked the melted ice cream off of your counters. This looks phenomenal!
This post literally made me stop what I was doing. The photos are beautiful and I have never seen a recipe for this before!
Jessica, I love all of the variety on How Sweet Eats. It’s so inspirational! I find mysel baking a lot of the same things or similar. I am working on my variety and can’t wait to do a ew new-to-me recipes soon! Anyways, I love this ice cream recipe! It’s so darn creative. Hey, I just made blueberry muffins the other day too. Who would’ve thought to put them into ice cream?!!!?? I love it!
so kind! thank you thank you.
Genius idea! I cannot wait to try it. Afraid too many muffins might get consumed by the hubs before I get to the ice cream. Maybe if i mention said ice cream ahead of time…
This is perfect! And I just posted blueberry muffins today. So on the same page… sorta. Right? ;) I’m always game for ice cream. It’s a year round love.
totally same page!!
this looks SOO awesome
Those crazy breakdowns are SO needed. Just had one this am as my husband just stared at me from the corner of our bedroom. But hey, I feel much better now! Hubby is a little scared, but it’s all good!
Oh my goodness….the combination of two of my favorite things that I would have never thought about putting together!! yummo!
ohmygosh, you are so creative.
I really love this take on ice cream. Have you seen the ice cream made from oatmeal on Food52? I swear this new trend in ice cream.
Can the non-owning ice cream maker people somehow recreate this? Or do I either have to go out and buy one or suffer staring at this picture?
i really wish i could say yes, but i tried many times to make ice cream before i got mine and it is just no where as near creamy or ice cream-like. i’m sure there is definitely a way, but i never found one that i was happy with!
Seriously drooling over here! I am looking to invest in the ice cream attachment for my Kitchen Aid, and this will be on my list of ice creams to make. Perfect combinations of flavors!
Awesome combination. You don’t typically see too much blueberry ice cream and I love the texture of cake/muffin in ice cream. Great photos, especially the upside down cone!
oh my god girl, this is insane. and i love you for it.
What a great idea! This looks delicious. I spilled a pint of blueberries IN my fridge a few weeks back aaand I can’t figure out how to remove my crisper drawer so I can see them but I can’t clean them up. Eew.
I think I need to try this ASAP!
This ice cream is a beauty!
That icecream looks wonderful. And my sister is my meltdown “go to” person. And vice versa. Gotta love sisters.
I love bluebrry muffins, actually eating one now. This recipe is great and I will be sure to add it to my list of things to do this weekend!
I love how you give me every reason to eat dessert for breakfast and breakfast for dessert. My two favorite meals!
Oh my gossshhhhh! Thank you so much for this recipe! One of the creamerys near us makes this ice cream and it is my absolute favorite, but they don’t make the same thing every day :))
Definitely subjected my mom to a tantrum yesterday. And my dad, actually. Apparently I was so loud on the phone that my mom could hear me on the other side of the room. And the phone was not on speaker. So, I guess that means i should make both of them ice cream then??
OMG OMG OMG
Wait. You mean there’s someone out there who doesn’t think this counts as breakfast?!
Last summer I saw blueberry pancake ice cream, but this is way better x 1000!
THAT sounds amazing!
This looks so incredibly delicious, I can’t handle it! I wish I had all the ingredients to make this right now!!
Omg – the title of this post made me want to squeal. For some reason it brings up visions of summer and walking the boardwalk. :)
This is so genius- killing two birds with one stone to make muffins and ice cream all at once!
I just want a muffin now. Yes, I want some ice cream too…. but damn, a muffin would be SO AMAZING RIGHT NOW.
Like a poppyseed muffin, cut in half, with butter, nuked for like, 10 seconds in the microwave (and yes, the poppyseed muffins from Costco… dont’ judge).
Totally on board with calling this breakfast.
Massively inappropriate meltdowns? Me = Queen
Supportive listening ear probably wondering if she birthed a psycho? Mom
Yup, right there with ya girl.
PS, totally “lost” eggs after the store once. That one isn’t fun. The relief and utter disgust of finding them in the cupboard a week later…monumental.
OMG YES. I’m dying. I love any kind of ice cream with fun textures, like freaking MUFFIN CRUMBLES. I’m in love with this recipe.
This is serious stuff!!! Amazing! Cant wait to try this recipe
I loved your little story/declaration here. Every word. So much. Like I can’t even tell you how much….<3
Guess what I want to do? Serve this on top of warm blueberry muffin cake. That’s total man bait right there.
This is the best idea ever! And it makes me incredibly sad that my ice cream maker is leaking!
It can totally go for breakfast, totally!
OMG…I’m in love! Sounds absolutely amazing!