shortcut blueberry ice cream

Shortcut Blueberry Ice Cream

  • Author: Kate Morgan Jackson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pint 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


This recipe for shortcut blueberry ice cream is almost too easy to be called a recipe!  All you need is your favorite vanilla ice cream, some blueberry jam and a little bit of time.


  • 1 pint of your favorite vanilla ice cream
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup blueberry jam, depending on how blueberry you like things!


  1. Put a pint of vanilla ice cream in the refrigerator (not the freezer) for an hour to soften.
  2. Scoop the soft ice cream into a loaf pan or a medium size mixing bowl and stir so that it is all the same consistency.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of jam on top of the softened ice cream and swirl with a knife until you have ribbons and streaks of jam throughout. Don’t stir TOO much – you want nice swirls of blueberry!
  4. Cover the pan or bowl with plastic wrap and put into the freezer to freeze back up. Overnight is best for this (I know! So hard to wait!)
  5. When it is frozen back to ice cream consistency, scoop and serve!