Blueberry Kale Ice Cream -- This unique ice cream flavor will blow your mind and convince you that kale in ice cream is a very good idea |
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Blueberry Kale Ice Cream

Kale?? In ice cream?? Yes. This Blueberry Kale Ice Cream will blow your mind and convince you that kale in ice cream is a very good idea.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill Time8 hrs
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blueberry Desserts, Kale Desserts, Unique Ice Cream
Servings: 1 quart
Author: Sues


  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup + 2 1/2 Tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 2 oz. kale, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest


  • Whisk egg yolks with 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl, until pale in color.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine cream, milk, 3/4 cup sugar, and pinch of salt. Warm mixture over medium heat until sugar dissolves, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour about 1/2 cup of the hot milk mixture into the bowl with the egg yolks, whisking constantly until combined. Then pour everything back into the saucepan and heat over medium-low heat, continuing to stir constantly. Continue heating until the mixture thickens enough that it coats the back of a spoon. Don’t let the mixture come to a boil.
  • Pour mixture through a fine mesh sieve into a medium bowl and cool to room temperature. Cover with plastic wrap (making sure wrap touches down on liquid so skin does not form) and refrigerate the mixture for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
  • While mixture is cooling, make blueberry puree: Puree the blueberries and 4 teaspoons of sugar in a food processor or blender.
  • Once cooled, combine 1 cup of the mixture in a blender, along with the kale, remaining 3 1/2 teaspoons sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Puree until smooth. Pour back into the bowl with the remaining custard and stir.
  • Pour the mixture into the base of your ice cream maker and run, according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • When ice cream is almost done churning, add half the blueberry puree. Moved ice cream to a freezer-safe container and swirl in the remaining blueberry puree. Put container in freezer and let chill for at least 8 hours before enjoying ice cream.