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I love ice cream, which is no more a secret now. And if its summer, then I got the excuse to make this at home. I keep thinking of new flavors for ice cream and ice pops. I don’t know there’s something really fascinating when I see ice cream recipes on food blogs. So, this time I have decided to make this blueberry cream cheese ice cream!

The best things about this recipe is that you do not need an ice cream maker to make this decadent dessertStill the outcome will be smooth, creamy and amazingly delicious homemade ice cream..mmm…so, go ahead and try this!

Blueberry Cheesecake No-Churn Ice Cream

Recipe Adpated from: kitchensimplicity.com

For blueberry sauce:

  • 2 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cold water
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice

Ice cream:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 can minus 3 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounce philadelphia cream cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Method:

  • Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan and bring to a boil on medium heat, keep stirring. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, until sauce thickens. Remove from heat and chill the sauce before layering.
  • For the ice cream, whip 1/2 cup of heavy cream with condensed milk until smooth. Add remaining 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream and vanilla,  whip until stiff peaks form.
  • In a ziplock container, layer the ice cream mixture and blueberry sauce and swirl. Freeze for 4-6 hours,preferably overnight.

Enjoy!

Colors of Ice pops take you back to your childhood, the time when the bell of the Ice Cream vendors push cart would get you all excited. You would wait for his usual time of arrival in your neighbourhood on a hot Indian Summer afternoon. Take the money from parents and run to the vendor, peek into the ice box and pick ice pop from riot of color going on. The dripping of melting ice, sugar and color in your mouth and hands, what a wonderful time was that.

The higher the mercury goes, the more often I feel like whipping up some frozen treats  to enjoy with family and friends. I was thinking of making some Popsicle at home since the summer started. Not only are they delicious, super pretty, and easy to make, but there’s so much room for creativity when you make them! In the heat of summer this is the best way to keep yourself hydrated and cool without even feeling guilty.

What I love about these frozen treats is that you have complete control over the ingredients and can make it as healthy as you want them to be. With all the fresh fruits in season, I can think of about a million other delicious flavors combination to make in coming months.

Watermelon-Lemon Pops

Watermelon-Lemon Pops

Ingredients:

For Watermelon-Lemon Pops:

Makes 6-8 Ice Pops

  • 3 cups chopped watermelon
  • 1 cup watermelon rind flesh(scoop out the flesh  from the rind), chopped
  • 2 teaspoon plus 1 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • pinch of salt

Method:

  • In a blender, combine the watermelon flesh with 2 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, salt and blend until smooth. You can add a couple of tablespoon of water if needed. Transfer to a large glass measuring cup. Set aside.
  • Place the watermelon rind  with 1 teaspoon sugar, 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, water, salt and blend until the mixture is completely smooth.
  • Pour watermelon flesh mixture into ice pop /ice cream molds, filling them three-fourths full. Freeze until partially frozen, about 1 hour.
  • Insert sticks and top with the watermelon rind mixture, filling the molds until full.
  • Freeze until ready to enjoy!
Watermelon Pops

Watermelon Pops

Ingredients:

Makes 6-8 Ice Pops

  • 3 cups chopped ripe cantaloupe
  • 2 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoon water
  • pinch of salt
 Cantaloupe Pops

Cantaloupe Pops

 Cantaloupe Pops

Cantaloupe Pops

Method:

  • In a blender, combine the cantaloupe with 2 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, salt, water and blend until smooth. Transfer to a large glass measuring cup.
  • Pour the  mixture into ice pop /ice cream molds, filling the molds until full. Freeze until partially frozen, about 1 hour.
  • Insert sticks when the pops are partially frozen.
  • freeze until ready to enjoy!!
 Cantaloupe Pops

Cantaloupe Pops