Blueberry Crumble Ice Cream Soup

I can’t be the only one out there that likes ice cream soup, lol. This is nice because it’s not just melted ice cream, it’s almost like a soft pudding and you can use this “formula” for any fruit based ice cream that goes well with Nutella. I was in the mood for blueberries, so I got blueberry crumble ice cream but this works with cherry vanilla, just top with fresh cherries. A banana chocolate ice cream works great, just top with fresh banana slices. A caramel ice cream would be delicious! Just top with some salt flakes! The list goes on and on for all you ice cream soup lovers out there! Happy ice cream soup making!

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 3 heaping tablespoons blueberry crumble ice cream
  • 1 heaping tablespoon Nutella
  • a few fresh blueberries for garnish
  • a few hazelnuts, crushed with a knife, for garnish

Combine the sour cream, ice cream and Nutella until well combined. Top with your garnishes! This serves one. Stay cool and enjoy! :)

Grilled Poundcake with Blueberry Chamomile Butter

My favorite part of any holiday including the fourth of July is the morning of. I love the quietness of it and just taking it nice and easy. And this grilled pound cake with blueberry butter that has a hint of chamomile and vanilla is just the thing to enjoy in the calm of the morning. Enjoy and I hope you have a great 4th of July!

  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup blueberries
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 bags of chamomile tea or loose tea about about 2 tablespoons
  • 1/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1 pound cake, cut into thick slices
  • butter flavored cooking spray
  • raspberries on the side

Bring the whipping cream and the chamomile tea bags to a light boil. Remove and let it cool. Once cool, let it sit in the fridge overnight. Use bags that don’t have metal staples in them. Once you bring it out of the fridge, this gets a little messy but it’s worth it, remove the tea bags scraping any cream that has surrounded them. Squeeze the tea bags well, you want all of the chamomile essence in the cream. I ended up breaking one of the bags and left some of the chamomile leaves in the cream. Stir in the blueberries, vanilla extract and the confectioners sugar in and with a hand blender combine well until it begins separating. Once you see that the cream has come together into a consistency of butter, you want to strain it in a cheesecloth, (I used a paper towel) to get all of the liquids out. Once all you have is butter, you can use it right away or form it. You can put it into a decorative bowl and cover or form it into a log and roll in parchment paper. Fire up the grill and spray your poundcake slices and grill them until you get some nice marks. They grill up quickly. Spread your butter on them and it’s a yummy start to a day of celebrating independence. :)