Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

It only seemed fitting to make this with all the crazy heat around here.  Not to mention my blueberry trees (yes, they are that big) are loaded...I mean loaded with berries.

It has been fun going outside and picking these, bringing them inside and creating a meal.  I not sure who loves it or the kids.

I searched for the perfect blueberry ice cream recipe, I didn't have to look further than my own cookbooks.  Dorie Greenspan had this recipe for Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream.  Wow.

It almost looks like sorbet but is so rich and decadent tasting.  There is almost a cheesecake taste to this ice cream.  This made the hubby very, very happy.

It really was so simple to make and it came together very easily.

Let's make it together...

In a medium saucepan cook blueberries, sugar, salt, lime zest and juice over medium heat, stirring, until mixture boils and the berries pop and soften, about 4 minutes.

Pour the berry mixture into a blender and whirl until a seemingly homogeneous puree is achieved, about 1 minute.  The mixture will not be completely smooth.  Add the heavy cream and sour cream and pulse to blend.  Taste and add a bit more lime juice or sugar if you choose.

Pour the blend into a bowl and refrigerate until it is chilled before churning into ice cream.

The color is so beautiful, I think it screams summer.

I also think a bit of chocolate sauce over this might be in order.

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Blueberry-Sour Cream Ice Cream

Recipe from: Dorie Greenspan's, Baking From My Home to Yours | Serves:


  • 1 cup Blueberries (fresh or frozen, if frozen, thaw and drain)
  • 1/3 cup Sugar, or more to taste
  • Pinch of salt
  • Grated zest of one lime
  • Juice of one lime
  • 3/4 cup Heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup Sour cream


  • In a medium saucepan cook blueberries, sugar, salt, lime zest and juice over medium heat, stirring, until mixture boils and the berries pop and soften, about 4 minutes.
  • Pour the berry mixture into a blender and whirl until a seemingly homogeneous puree is achieved, about 1 minute. The mixture will not be completely smooth. Add the heavy cream and sour cream and pulse to blend. Taste and add a bit more lime juice or sugar if you choose.
  • Pour the blend into a bowl and refrigerate until it is chilled before churning into ice cream.
  • *I used the best quality heavy cream and sour cream I could find.

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78 Comments and 2 Replies

  1. nina 1

    I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful looking bowl of ice-cream EVER!!! The recipe is so dead easy too…no egg custard, you’re right it is almost like a kind of sorbet…just way better!!!!

  2. Mighty fine job on the ice cream…sour cream, huh? I never thought of that before. I want that for breakfast….now.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous!

  4. Kate 4

    Beautiful, Cathy. Incredible! You are always doing fun and exciting things in your kitchen. I rarely cook in mine, so I’m living vicariously through yours, thank you very much.

  5. The color of that ice cream is spectacular.

  6. Julia 6

    That looks wonderful!

  7. barbie with a T 7

    What vibrant colors! Just looking at the photo tempts the palate big time.
    This recipe, with those fresh blueberries even seems like it would be a healthy dessert. You are so fortunate to have such great blueberries growing right in your own backyard! I am jealous. What great smoothies you can make with those big plump berries.

  8. Hilary 8

    Looks delicious .. please send some warm weather over – so I feel like eating icecream ..
    Enjoy your blueberries – they do look good …
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

  9. That looks delicious. And I’m gonna try this as soon as my blueberries start producing enough berries.

  10. HoneyB 10

    absolutely gorgeous photos!

  11. leslie 11

    Wow..such color. Stunning. I bet the taste is out of this world!!!

  12. Alta 12

    This looks so vibrant and lovely! Think I can substitute raspberries? Maybe I’ll need to adjust the sugar a bit. I am jealous of the blueberry “trees”!

  13. That color is so stunningly beautiful!

  14. Katrina 14

    My goodness that looks GOOD! The color is amazing. The TWD group already made this (before I joined the group), but now I’m going to have to try it. You know I’m enjoying my ice cream maker TOO much. But this is healthy right–with all the blueberries!
    And yes, I’m still jealous of your blueberry “trees”!
    Sorry about the hot-it got up to a whopping 82 here yesterday. It’s been the 4th coolest July on record here and I do feel bad for those sweating it out–my parents aren’t too far from you in Boise.
    Enjoy that gorgeous ice cream!

  15. The color of this blueberry ice cream is fabulous! Very refreshing on a hot day!

  16. grace 16

    are you kidding me with this? it’s GORGEOUS! you’ve outdone yourself here, creating something supremely beautiful and super delicious too!

  17. Marcy 17

    um, /drool…..

  18. Lea Ann 18

    I was just wondering what kind of ice cream I was going to make this weekend. Thanks for the recipe. Even though I don’t have fresh blueberries in my back yard, I noticed Whole Foods had beautiful tubs!

  19. Be still my heart! That color is absolutely beautiful.

    Oh and sour cream! One of my very favorite things!

    It’s blueberry time here in Maine and I have a brand new ice cream maker that is just begging to be used.

  20. Ramona 20

    Now this is something that I’m really going to have to try.

    Looks great.

  21. Mary 21

    What a gorgeous ice cream.The sour cream must take this over the top.

  22. Oh the color–beautiful! I haven’t broken out my ice cream maker yet this season b/c of my house being on the market and trying to keep things off the counter. I think it’s time to bring it out though!!

  23. That color is stunning! I’ve never made icecream in my life…I have no idea how to “churn” lol! Besides, I don’t have blueberries like that! I’m a little jealous ;)

  24. dawn 24

    Absolutely beautiful. The color is so appetizing!

  25. Fallon 25

    What a gorgeous color!

  26. elra 26

    Love the color of this blueberry ice cream, wow!
    I bet it’s so good too!

  27. Liz C. 27

    That has got to be my favorite new color AND ice cream now. Wow! It’s so fun when you don’t have to go any further than your own yard for goodies.

  28. Donna 28

    LOVING the color of the ice cream!! BTW, posted bout your london broil on my blog today..come see.

  29. Kim 29

    What gorgeous color! I could really go for some of that today!

    Thank God it’s cooler this morning! I have my windows open letting the morning breeze in! :0)

  30. Pam 30

    It looks perfect for this HOT weather. I think it’s time I took out my ice cream maker – I have a gallon freezer bag full of fresh blueberries from my neighbor.

  31. Marjie 31

    My blueberry bushes are still clearly ankle high, and will bear at least 8 or 10 berries this year. I do believe a trip to the store or a farm stand or something might be in order, because I need to make this ice cream soon.

  32. My mouth is watering.

  33. Oh My that looks so refreshing and incredible – I would be so happy to dig into this creation!!

  34. I don’t know what I like more–the color of the fact it tastes like cheesecake!

  35. JodieMo 35

    Wow! What color! I wish I had an ice cream maker…and a blueberry tree in my backyard. :)

  36. Laurie 36

    Total YUM! I’m jealous you have such great “trees.” My blueberry bush only produces enough berries for the grandbaby to snack on.

  37. Sour cream in the ice cream…nice!

  38. your killing me.

  39. vanessa 39

    I still can’t get over how perfect those blueberries look… and LOVE the color of that ice cream.

  40. Familia 40

    love it! but send some of that warm weather back down here, would you?

  41. How absolutely gorgeous!!! What a color! And, yes, when in doubt, chocolate is in order….

  42. I think that’s the most beautiful ice cream I’ve ever seen. I used to have an old fashioned hand crank ice cream maker where we all have to work for it. I’ve never bought one of those new fangled electric ones. Guess I better think about it.

    Thank heavens its cooling off a bit. Lordy, what weather!

  43. that girl down south 43

    I want a blueberry tree in my yard! You should take a picture and show us what it looks like.

  44. The color is incredible! I made ice cream today, but now I wish I’d made this ice cream.

  45. I had to cover my ears because the screams of summer from that ice cream were so loud :) Would love some right now, along with a heap of your fresh blueberries.

  46. Oh man, to die for!!

  47. Trisha 47

    Wow does that ice cream look lucious! A good use for those yummy blueberries!

  48. Melynda 48

    When I rearranged the kitchen, I brought out the Cusinart Ice Cream maker, just in time I see!

  49. pam 49

    That is a gorgeous color!

  50. Glenda 50

    beautiful blueberry colors! just as i finished posting an entry with blueberry kefir ice cream on it, i head over to your blog and see this. can’t wait to try your recipe next time. yummy!

  51. I want to make this. I just froze two pints of blueberries…This looks so yummy. My two baby girls should love it!!!

    Thank you. You have a beautiful site.

  52. Laura 52

    Oh wow.

  53. Richard 53

    Cathy – having planted 2 blueberry bushes (small ones) I’d love to see what a big producing one looks like. Could you take a picture of your blueberry trees and put it on the blog? Thanks!!

  54. Cheryl 54

    Those colors are so stunning they could only be found via nature!

    (Fantasizing about a nail polish the color of that ice cream….)

  55. Lynda 55

    Beautiful! This blueberry ice cream would make anyone VERY happy!
    The color is gorgeous and I’m trying to imagine the lovely taste!

  56. lo 56

    First — you have blueberry trees??!! SO jealous!

    Second — this looks positively amazing. Love the color. And I’ll bet the flavor is a very close second. Yum.

  57. Oh I’m literally a few inches away from my computer screen. This looks so delicious. It DOES scream summer! I have some crème fraîche leftover (I think it would work). I’ll definitely use it to make your ice cream. It looks so good and creamy.

  58. Debbie 58

    Looks delicious. I’ll have to have my husband try this. He loves making homemade ice cream.

  59. ML 59

    I’m so jealous of your blueberry trees!! I have to get mine at the grocery store and I’m sure their nothing like your fresh picked ones. You’re so lucky to live where you do!

  60. Alisa 60

    Looks as delicious as it sounds!

  61. Sophia 61

    With SOUR CREAM! This is one ice cream I would eat with gusto…love the tangyness in there to cut the sweetness!

  62. Bunny 62

    Oh my word how beautiful!!! I have to try this!!

  63. Amy 63

    GORGEOUS colour!! And blueberry trees??? Never heard of that, we have bushes in the woods around our house but never heard of a tree, but must admit those blueberries are HUGE!! Thanks for the recipe- this is definitely going under the to try list…

  64. Love the colour and more berry toppings! How I wish I have blueberry trees growing somewhere near me!

  65. Juan 65

    Beautiful pictures! I don’t know what lime zest actually is, but it sounds great!

  66. Lisa A. 66

    All I can say is, Oh, YES!!!!! This is getting made ASAP!!!

  67. Those are Sesame Street colors or play-doh colors! :-) This ice cream made me think of the dairy-free ice cream my blogger friend Melissa ( made a while back made out of beets. Very vibrant in color! Bravo, Cathy!


  68. Holly 68

    Wow – its just stunning.

  69. Kathleen 69

    You’ve inspired me. I had a half a pint of blueberries in the fridge, but no cream or sour cream. So I cooked the blueberries, the juice and zest from a lemon, some water and sugar together. Blended it. Cooled it and poured it into my ice cream maker. It made the yummiest sorbet. I just love it and need some more blueberries now.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  70. KAYOLA 70

    Talk about antioxidant heaven….how lucky you are to have all these berries…this would sure help us feel better about our heat if we had this yummmy cold goodness….

  71. Lisa 71

    Mmmm! So very pretty!

  72. annbb 72

    That is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen!

  73. Bren 73

    this is one sexy ass looking ice cream and berries! wowzers!

  74. Amanda 74

    This looks gorgeous and delicious! I will definitely have to try this soon. My only fear is that I will be let down because it won’t turn out as beautiful as yours! Nice job! :o)

  75. Amy 75

    I made this last year and loved it!! It’s fantastic topped with hot fudge, by the way!! This looks beautiful!

  76. Nicole 76

    oh wow! I love the color! Looks very festive and bright!
    I made this recipe before but mine didn’t turn out as vibrant as yours. Do you think it had something to do with the blueberries?

  77. paula 77

    yummy food yum yum yum yum yum yum

  78. natasha 78

    It says “and juice” a few times and to add “more lime juice” but I don’t see actual juice in the recipe. Is it zest the lime then squeeze it?


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