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Blueberry Ice Cream with Walnut-Granola Topping


Ice cream

  • vanilla bean
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • egg yolks
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 cups blueberries, pureed
  • 1/3 cup blueberries, fresh (optional)


  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons chopped California walnuts
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil


ice cream
  1. Cut the vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Mix milk, cream, vanilla bean, and seeds in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil briefly, stirring constantly, and remove from heat.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks and sugar until light yellow.
  3. Whisking constantly, slowly whisk about a third of the hot milk mixture into the egg mixture. Then whisk yolk mixture back into the pot with the remainder of hot milk.
  4. Heat over medium-low heat while stirring constantly (mixture should not boil) until it has a slightly thick consistency. Pour mixture into a bowl, cover, and let cool in refrigerator for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  5. Combine milk mixture and pureed blueberries, place in an ice cream machine and let cool for approximately 30 minutes or according to manufacturer’s directions.
  6. Place the ice cream in a bowl and freeze for 2 hours.
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Combine all ingredients and spread on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes until it is crunchy, let cool.
  3. Remove ice cream from freezer, form scoops and sprinkle with granola and blueberries.