Ice cream may seem like child’s play but a boozy flavor just for the grown-ups is what I’ve been craving. I had been dreaming of this blueberry-mezcal combination ever since seeing Susana’s gorgeous custard tarts with blueberry and mezcal on Instagram. This ice cream was the product of many a daydream and ended up being even more delicious than I had imagined.
I made it for our Friends Who Fete Ice Cream Social last weekend. We had chocolate and vanilla and lots of other flavors for the kids, but I wanted something special for the over 21s in the crowd and this did not disappoint.
The base is a very simple no-churn situation made extra-rich with cream cheese. After that gets whipped together and frozen for a bit you add the blueberry sauce and give it a swirl. The key to the perfect swirl is to first freeze the ice cream in the widest, shallowest container you own (I used a 9 x 13-inch baking dish) dollop the chilled sauce on top of the almost frozen ice cream, swirl it in with a skewer, then cover and return to the freezer. Once it’s frozen solid you can transfer to something smaller with a tight-lid (two of these pint-sized containers should do). Remove in as big of pieces as possible to maintain the swirl!
All photos courtesy of This Mess Is Ours
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