Aside from flavor, my favorite part of this dessert is it’s color. Will you just look at that:
Blueberry Ice Cream with Oat Crumble Topping is summer in dessert-form. It’s like that piping-hot, all-American blueberry crumble, but… cold. This recipe starts with a base of simmered fresh blueberries flavored with lemon juice and sugar. The cooking process draws out some of the moisture while concentrating the blueberry flavor. After a quick strain, the resulting liquid, stained a deep shade of blue-purple, captures the pure essence of blueberry. This flavor bomb is mixed into a French custard base (see gif below), then churned into a cold, creamy confection. A final sprinkling of crunchy oat crumbles provides a satisfying contrast in both flavor and texture.
I’m not going to lie, I love making ice cream (and sorbet) at home. It’s one of my favorite things to do during the summer months. Here are some of my past favorites:
- Strawberry Bourbon Ice Cream
- Earl Grey and Lemon Cookie Dough Ice Cream
- White Peach Ginger Ice Cream
- Pineapple Tequila Sorbet
- Goat Cheese Ice Cream
What about you? Do you love to make ice cream at home? If so, please share some of your favorite creations below in the comments! Continue reading for the recipe.