Berry Crumble Ice Cream

by Megan on June 10, 2013

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My favorite pies have a crumb topping. I always choose a crumble over a crisp, and have even streusel-topped pancakes in the past. And with all these summer berries keepin’ it real at the farmer’s market, it only makes sense to give ice cream the crumble remix.

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And my mom has major pie skills. She also loves a crumble topping like no other. So you better believe I called my mom when I was tasting this right out of the ice cream maker. “It tastes just like pie!” It’s an ice cream pie miracle. A real lovechild between pie and ice cream.

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Berry Crumble Ice Cream (makes 1 quart)
Recipe adapted from Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams at Home

Ingredients:

roasted berries –

  • 1 pint berries (mixture of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 T fresh lemon juice

crumble –

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup, 1 stick, butter

vanilla bean ice cream base –

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 T + 1 t cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 oz. (3 T) cream cheese, softened
  • pinch fine sea salt
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 T light corn syrup
  • 1 vanilla bean, split

Directions:

  1. Make roasted berries. Preheat your oven to 375F. Combine berries with sugar in an 8-inch glass or ceramic baking dish. Gently mix. Roast for 8 minutes. Let cool slightly before pureeing with lemon juice in a food processor. Strain puree into a small bowl through a fine mesh strainer. Chill. 
  2. Make crumble. Turn your oven down to 350F. Line with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, the remaining 1 cup of sugar, salt and remaining 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon into a medium bowl. Cut butter into flour mixture with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes, or until golden. Cool completely.
  3. Make ice cream. Mix about 2 tablespoons of the milk with the cornstarch in a small bowl to make a smooth slurry. In a medium bowl stir together the cream cheese and salt until smooth.
  4. Combine the remaining milk, cream, sugar, corn syrup, vanilla seeds, and bean in a 4-quart saucepan. bring to a rolling boil over medium-high heat, and boil for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and gradually whisk in the cornstarch slurry. Bring the mixture back to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, stirring with a heatproof spatula until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk the hot milk mixture into the cream cheese mixture until smooth. Whisk in a 1/2 cup of the chilled roasted berry puree. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill ice cream base for a few hours or over night.
  5. When ready to churn, strain mixture (removing vanilla bean) through a fine mesh strainer. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once fully churned layer in a one-quart container with the leftover berry puree and crumbles. Top ice cream wit plastic wrap and an airtight lid. Freeze for at least 4 hours. You’ll have extra crumbles for serving.

Yay! Click HERE for a printable pdf of the recipe above.

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 Roasted berry ombre art! The best art of all the art!

{ 40 comments… read them below or add one }

Sophie {The Cake Hunter} June 10, 2013 at 5:00 am

oh wow. this looks so good…perfect for summer. I’m definitely going to give this a try. I don’t have an ice cream maker but I’ll try the home method and see if it works.

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Thanks, Sophie! Let me know how it goes!

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Erika June 10, 2013 at 9:18 am

Gurl.. this is like pie and ice cream mixed all together in a bowl of happiness.

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Yes! I totally used a bowl of happiness. :)

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Sarah June 10, 2013 at 9:47 am

OMG. This looks absolutely delicious!

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Thanks, Sarah!

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cindy June 10, 2013 at 10:08 am

thanks for figuring out how to have pie without actually making pie! champ!

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Hermione taught me!

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough June 10, 2013 at 11:11 am

Berry crumble ice cream?? I WANT.

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:00 pm

YES!!

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heather June 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

This looks like a golden chalice of delicious!

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:01 pm

This comment made me smile like whoa!

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Annie @ Annie's Noms June 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm

OMG, this looks amazing!!! I think I just died and went to heaven! God, I need that ice cream maker I’ve been after for 2 years!

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Yes, Annie! You totally need an ice cream maker. It’s life-changing, ya know?

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Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion June 10, 2013 at 1:53 pm

one word … ok two.. Ridicoulousy awesome

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

You are!

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mum June 10, 2013 at 2:09 pm

I WANT this…now..but first I have to buy cream and whole milk!! THEN it is on!!

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Yay! I hope you love it, Mum. I just know you will!

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Laura Dembowski June 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I so want some of this ice cream! As if ice cream alone wasn’t good enough you added berries and crumble. Amazing!

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:03 pm

Thanks, Laura. :)

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Lisa D June 11, 2013 at 6:08 pm

I am totally a crumble or crisp girl – I mean, I’ll eat a cobbler if it’s the only option – but I’m a HUGE fan of steusal topped anything. This ice cream looks/sounds absolutely delicious!

I’m so glad I stumbled upon your blog – I”ll definitely be adding it to my daily reading :)

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe June 12, 2013 at 12:55 am

Dang girl, this looks bomb. I want crumble in my ice cream!

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Thanks, Amanda! Bomb.com!

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Amani June 12, 2013 at 1:12 am

This is happening this week! I’ve been in a crumble kick lately do this is right up my alley!

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Yay! Let me know what you think!

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thelittleloaf June 12, 2013 at 8:16 am

How have I only just discovered your beautiful blog? This looks utterly fabulous :-)

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Oh shucks! <3! I’m so glad you found me.

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie June 12, 2013 at 10:43 am

My dad is a master pie maker in my family. And this ice cream is insane looking.

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Ooh you should totally make this for your pie-making dad!

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Nicole June 12, 2013 at 11:43 am

I’d eat crumble on anything, but I love this idea of it in a pie-like ice cream! Genius!

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Megan June 12, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Thanks, Nicole! Can’t wait to hang on Saturday!

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Holli June 13, 2013 at 8:27 am

OH.MY.GOSH… This ice cream is amazing! Finally, an ice cream base that I love. I’ve tried so many recipes, including the custard kinds, but I’ve never been a fan. Weeeeeeelllllll, this is it!!! I can’t wait to have this for dessert tonight! The crumble is GENIUS!

So thankful I found your Blog!

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Megan June 18, 2013 at 9:06 am

!!!! Thanks, Holli!

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Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes June 17, 2013 at 6:33 am

Great idea. I too always choose the crumble topped desserts and pie. This is brilliant!

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Megan June 18, 2013 at 9:06 am

Thanks, Katie?! Just have to crumble it up, right?

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Tieghan June 17, 2013 at 2:14 pm

This is crazy awesome!!

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Megan June 18, 2013 at 9:06 am

You are! <3!

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Chelsie June 20, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Made this for my poppa on fathers day! He LOVED it! (along with the rest of my family!) I used only raspberries as he is a big raspberry fan and it came out tasting just like raspberry cheesecake with that little bit of cream cheese in the base. SO delicious. thank you!

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Joey July 10, 2013 at 10:57 am

I love pie and crumble bits in ice cream! I’m gonna have to give this a try :D

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Big Ed June 12, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I think you just twisted my arm enough to get that ice cream maker for my Kitchenaid stand mixer! Keep up the good work.

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