Wild Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwich

This post is sponsored by The Wild Blueberry Association of North America. I was compensated for my time. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Hi Friends!

It’s time for another Wild Blueberry recipe! As you may recall, I’m working with Wild Blueberries this summer to develop some delicious recipes to share with you guys!

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In case you missed my first post (Wild Blueberry Turkey Burgers), let’s recap some things you should know about Wild Blueberries. You can easily identify them because they’re smaller than regular blueberries and if you haven’t tried them yet, you should definitely look for them in the freezer section of your local grocery store!

Here are some things you should know about them:

  • Wild Blueberries have twice the antioxidants of regular blueberries.
  • Most are frozen right after picking, which helps lock in important nutrients and phytochemicals.
  • They’re Mother Nature’s original blueberry. They haven’t been modified to increase size or make them easier to ship.
  • Compared to regular blueberries, they have a more intense taste and color and they contain less water so they freeze better and are great for baking!
  • Research has shown potential benefits to humans in the areas of brain health, anti-aging, heart health, diabetes prevention, preventing UTIs and eye health.

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So, if you haven’t picked up on it by now, I went with a 4th of July theme for this recipe. Growing up, 4th of July was always one of my favorite holidays. I loved it for several reasons:

  • It’s during the summer. Summer is my favorite.
  • There are fireworks. I’ve always loved watching the colors light up the sky.
  • Ice cream. It goes with 4th of July like cookies go with Christmas.

As you guys know, I haven’t felt the best during this pregnancy, but ice cream always sounds good! I wanted to give you guys an easy idea that you could make for your 4th of July gathering. These require just a few ingredients and they’re super fun and festive!

Here’s how you make them:

Wild Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwich
 
Perfect for the 4th of July but just as delicious any time of year!
Author:
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups vanilla ice cream (approximately)
  • 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries (approximately)
Instructions
  1. Combine the cake mix, eggs and yogurt in a bowl, mixing well until all cake mix is moistened.
  2. Freeze for 30 minutes.
  3. Scoop onto greased cookie sheets and bake at 375 for 10 minutes (you should get 24 cookies.)
  4. Let cookies cool completely.
  5. Let ice cream soften slightly, then spread about 2 Tablespoons of ice cream on the bottom of a cookie.
  6. Top with about 1 Tablespoon of frozen Wild Blueberries.
  7. Add another 1-2 Tablespoons of ice cream on top of blueberries and top with another cookie (bottom side down).
  8. Repeat with remaining cookies until you have 12 ice cream sandwiches.
  9. Store in the freezer, let thaw for 5-10 minute before serving.
Notes
-If you're feeling ambitious, make your own red velvet cookies from scratch.
-If you want to make it even easier, serve these open-faced!
-Feel free to place a few extra Wild Blueberries around the edges for a more festive look!

 

Aren’t they pretty?!

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Like I mentioned in the recipe, you could go above and beyond and make your own red velvet cookies from scratch if you wanted to. Or you could take the even easier route and serve them open faced for easier assembly.

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If you’re reading this and it’s not the 4th of July, don’t feel like you have to use red velvet cookies. Choose your favorite cookie recipe and go to town. Wild Blueberries go great with pretty much anything icon smile Wild Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwich

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Let’s chat:

What are your plans for the 4th?

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

PS. Can I just say that trying to photograph RED cookies, Wild BLUEberries and WHITE ice cream is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done?! The photo shoot may or may not have taken me all afternoon icon smile Wild Blueberry Ice Cream Sandwich

About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


Comments

  1. Yum, yum, YUM! These look so great. Especially for summer and the 4th.
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  2. Totally want to make these!! So festive and yummy-looking!

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  3. Totally want to make these! They look delicious and so festive!
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  4. Linds you talented blueberry.

    This looks delicious and I’ll celebrate The 4th of July as a (Fake) American for these…
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  5. Oh, yum! These look fantastsic!
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  6. pretty!!! :)
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  7. OMG, this looks awesome. I would love to try these. Doesn’t matter if it’s 4th of July or not, I am going to make em.

  8. These look soooo good. It’s 7:35AM and all I can think about is having one of these…It’s gonna be a long day at work haha
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  9. Love these! Especially the size…It’s a small bite but big flavor! YUM!

  10. I’ve unfortunately never tried wild blueberries but I’m going to make it a goal to find some! Yum!
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  11. These look divine! Pinning – to try at home. Cx
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  12. These look SO good, Lindsay! Ice cream always sounds good to me, too :) And summertime is definitely my favorite season as well. Hope you have a very happy 4th! (and ps. your photos look great!)

  13. Ice cream photos are always SO hard (I was just thinking about how much I disliked the photos in my latest ic post). But these are terrific! They look so perfect and festive.
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet recently posted..Chocolate Chunk Banana Ice Cream with Chocolate Fudge Ripple

  14. Yummm, these sound amazing! And so 4th of July festive! I would never have thought to put red velvet and blueberries together, but it sounds absolutely delicious!
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  15. Dude, this just BLEW MY MIND…
    This looks easy and tasty!

    I LOVE IT!
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  16. These look amazing! I hope you have a happy 4th! I’m going to a lake party tonight, a pool party tomorrow, and then celebrating my first wedding anniversary with Josh this weekend!
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  17. The pictures turned out great! Looks delicious!
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  18. These look delicious! What a great 4th of July treat.
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  19. These are amazing! I think you are pure genius for making a cake mix into cookies. Love wild blueberries so much! In fact, I still have some in my freezer from last summer :)
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  20. I love anything with blueberries! What a perfect summer treat!
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  21. LOVE wild blueberries – YUMMERS!!!!!
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  22. ohhhh, blueberies — love them in everything . . . or right out of the carton

  23. Oh yum! These look delicious.
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  24. I have an idea…when baby bean gets here… you two come over to our house..MiniE and E show baby bean how to jump off stuff and you show me how to make these!
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  25. I may not have made these for the 4th, but oh boy will I be keeping these in the back of my mind for when I’m craving something sweet! They look delicious Lindsay!

    xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
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  26. Wow! Mouth watering.
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  27. These look fantastic! I love blueberries and sneak them into recipes (sweet and savory) every chance I get. These are a must try for me!
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