Blueberry Lemon Sour Cream Ice Cream

A rich, sweet and delicious ice cream made with only a few key ingredients: blueberries, sugar, lemon, heavy cream, sour cream and a splash of vanilla. How easy is that? After a few hours freezing time you will be able to sit back, relax and indulge in an incredibly smooth and creamy summertime treat. This ice cream would also be especially good served with a slice of dense and heavenly scented vanilla pound cake.


adapted from Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream, Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home to Yours


your trusty ice cream maker
a small food processor or hand-held blender

1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup granulated sugar
zest of one lemon
juice of 1/2 a lemon
3/4 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


IN MEDIUM SAUCEPAN, combine first 4 ingredients
HEAT slowly over MEDIUM heat until mix starts to simmer.
STIR continously until berries start to pop and release juices (4-5 minutes)
REMOVE FROM HEAT and puree with food processor or hand-held blender
ADD cream, sour cream and vanilla
PULSE to combine
PLACE in refrigerator for 1 hour
REMOVE and add to ice cream maker basin.
BLEND AND FREEZE according to manufacturer's instructions. I have a Cuisinart 2 QT machine and I stir for 25 minutes, transfer to a freezer container and freeze 4-5 hours.


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  1. thanks for posting such a refreshing ice cream that is so easy to make. Lemon and blueberry are a home run in anything. Yum!

  2. AnonymousJune 12, 2011

    It sounds weired, I know it does, but sour cream ice cream is the best ice cream I've ever had or made... ever.

  3. Hubby just bought me a new ice cream maker, so I'm collecting recipes. :) This one looks really good, especially since I have an abundance of beautiful blueberries in the refrigerator!

  4. Sounds great! And what a bonus that it is really easy. I love your photographs. Really great use of colours.

  5. this ice cream reminds me of blueberry cheesecake. The sour cream adds such an amazing depth of flavor. Enjoy all :)

  6. This sounds like a great ice cream. Your photos are just beautiful. So colorful and fun.

  7. Yum! This ice cream looks like just the thing that hits the spot on a warm summer day =)

  8. This recipe sounds fantastic! the blueberries give it the prettiest colour.

  9. The colors of your photos are simply stunning! Then the description of the flavors has me really wanting me to try this ice cream. Nicely done, and totally worth of the Top 9!

  10. Really stunning pictures and tempting flavours.

  11. This looks great! Congrats on foodbuzz top 9 today! :)

  12. Looks wonderful--I need to get out my ice cream maker! Congratulations on the Top 9!

  13. I'm thinking this could be a great 4th of July treat:)

  14. Such a pretty color! Blueberry ice cream is my favorite! Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  15. I am a HUGE homemade ice cream fan! This looks wonderful, can't wait to make it!

  16. Oh my goodness, I NEED to get an ice cream maker!

  17. Wow, I love the flavor combination on this ice cream! Can't wait to try...but I need to invest on an ice cream machine first! Can't believe I still don't own one by now. :P This could be the biggest motivation! Love your photography!

    BTW, I'm having a cookbook giveaway (On A Stick) on my blog. If you haven't enter yet, please stop by to enter if you're interested. Have a wonderful weekend.


  18. That sounds fabulous! Thanks for the recipe!

  19. I just love your photos! I can practically taste the ice cream.

    Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you again this week.


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