Cake and ice cream are the traditional birthday dessert. Except when it comes to my husband. I’ve made blueberry pie for his birthday before since he is a huge blueberry lover.
This year he has requested an ice cream cake that contains blueberries, chocolate, and nuts. So, I’ve been scanning through Pinterest looking for something to really wow him. I’m a fan of the homemade meals, so here’s what I’ve come up with so far.
First up is a blueberry ice cream. We’re missing the chocolate and cake with this one. I’m putting it in the list though because finding blueberry ice cream in March is not easy. I’m thinking I could make the blueberry ice cream and then layer it with homemade chocolate cake and frozen blueberries. I’ve never really made ice cream before, so maybe I should keep looking.
Next up is a blueberry ice cream cake. This one definitely has the ice cream covered. It’s lacking in chocolate though, and cake for that matter. I could improvise it to add both of the missing items. I really like the look of this but I don’t think it’s going to fit the bill. On to the next one.
It looks like we’re getting closer. This is a chocolate cupcake filled with a blueberry cream. Then it’s topped with chocolate ganache, although it looks a little thick for a ganache, and fresh blueberries. I have an excellent homemade chocolate cake recipe, so the cupcake piece is covered. It’s missing the ice cream part, so I’d need to improvise with the blueberry cream filling. Potentially I could use vanilla ice cream and add blueberries to it. We’ll see.
Hold on, I think we have a winner here! A chocolate blueberry ice cream cake. It has the main flavors he would like – blueberry, chocolate, and cake. I can add nuts to this too. Plus, it looks pretty easy to make. Mainly it’s layering ice cream, blueberries, and crumbled chocolate cookies. Instead of the cookies I will make a chocolate cake, cut it into cubes, and layer it. Regardless, this looks perfect.
Well, it looks like I’ve got the blueberry dessert covered for my blueberry lover of a husband. I can’t complain, they are a super fruit so it’s a healthy dessert. That’s what I’m telling myself anyway.
Until next time!