Red, White and Blueberry Ice Cream Dessert

Raspberry sorbet, vanilla ice cream, and a flavored syrup create this summer dessert.

Red, White, and Blueberry Ice Cream Dessert
Photo: Tina Rupp
Prep Time:
25 mins
Freeze Time:
5 hrs
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
Servings:
16

Ingredients

  • 2 pint raspberry sorbet, softened

  • 2 pint vanilla ice cream, softened

  • 1 recipe Hibiscus Syrup

  • Additional blueberries (optional)

Hibiscus Syrup

  • 4 cup water

  • 3 cup sugar

  • 2 cup dried hibiscus flowers or 8 Red Zinger herb tea bags

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 4 cup blueberries

Directions

  1. Line two 8x4x2-inch loaf pans with foil, extend foil over pan edges; set aside. Spoon 1 pint of raspberry sorbet in each prepared pan; spread evenly. Cover and freeze 1 to 2 hours or until firm. One-half hour before spreading second layer, allow vanilla ice cream to soften 30 minutes in refrigerator. Spoon 1 pint softened vanilla ice cream on raspberry sorbet in each pan. Cover; freeze 4 hours or overnight until ice cream is firm. Place serving platter in freezer.

  2. To serve, remove ice cream loaves from pans, using foil to lift. Peel back foil and slice each loaf in 8 slices. Place slices on frozen serving platter. Serve with Hibiscus Syrup. Or scatter the additional blueberries over slices. Makes 16 servings.

Hibiscus Syrup

  1. In a large saucepan combine water and sugar. Bring to boiling, stirring to dissolve sugar. Add hibiscus flowers or Red Zinger herb tea bags. Reduce heat. If using flowers, boil gently for 40 to 50 minutes or until syrup is reduced to 3-1/2 cups. If using tea bags, boil gently for 5 minutes. Remove tea bags with a slotted spoon. Continue boiling gently until tea mixture is reduced to 2-1/2 cups. If using flowers, cool mixture 15 minutes; strain and discard flowers. Cover syrup and cool completely (syrup will thicken as it cools). Whisk 1 cinnamon into syrup. Add blueberries. Makes 4-1/2 cups syrup.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

309 Calories
6g Fat
63g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 309
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 63g 23%
Total Sugars 59g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4.7mg 24%
Calcium 50.5mg 4%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 89mg 2%
Folate, total 4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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