Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream with Lemon Madeleines



How I love summer. The warmth, the fresh air, the color – I simply can’t seem to soak in enough of this glorious weather. I don’t know about you but I’m almost panicked about how quickly it’s flying by. I’ve been trying to get outside and make the most of every minute.

blueberry ice cream collage

During the summer I can pretty much live on corn on the cob, heirloom tomatoes and fresh fruit. Well, that’s not entirely true. I also need homemade ice cream which is why I made this sensational blueberry mascarpone ice cream along with lemon madeleines dipped in white chocolate.


This would have been the perfect dessert for our recent trip to Nantucket.


If you haven’t been, the island of Nantucket is an old whaling village just off the coast of Massachusetts. It’s incredibly picturesque and I recommend visiting. It’s peaceful, relaxing and utterly gorgeous. Roses are strewn alongside nearly every house and the much of the architecture is well-worn and graceful. Nantucket is considered to have the most historically well-preserved town center in Massachusetts and it’s a wonderful place to walk, shop and eat ice cream. It brings new meaning to lazy summer days.

rose covered cottage
nantucket collage

While I have been doing my fair share of eating and relaxing, I’ve also been busy at work preparing a special surprise just for you. Are you curious?
It’s worth the wait, I promise. Stay tuned.


In the meantime, how about heading outside with a beach pail full of madeleines and a big scoop of blueberry mascarpone ice cream? What are you waiting for? Get outside and enjoy!

soft madeleines
blueberry collage
soft cookies

Blueberry Mascarpone Ice Cream

450 g blueberries
50 g blueberry jam
15 g lemon juice (grate & reserve lemon peel for madeleines)
3 eggs
2 egg yolks
80 g powdered sugar
4 g vanilla extract
250 g mascarpone cheese
250 ml milk


Rinse and dry blueberries, set aside.
In a saucepan, mix jam, berries and lemon juice. Cook over medium low heat for 10 minutes.
Place eggs, egg yolks and powdered sugar over bain marie and cook until thick, about 5 minutes. Strain, cool and refrigerate.
Remove the egg mixture from the refrigerator. Stir in the milk, mascarpone and vanilla. Mix in the ice cream machine for 40 minutes or until very thick but not frozen.
Blend in the jam and berry mixture until marbling occurs. Freeze. Serve with madeleines.
Lemon Madeleines Dipped in White Chocolate
200 g sugar
4 eggs
50 g milk
250 g flour
7.5 g baking powder
125 g melted butter
4 g vanilla
28 g lemon juice
grated zest of 1 lemon
3 or 4 drops lemon oil
good quality white chocolate


Whisk together sugar, eggs, vanilla, lemon. Sift flour and baking powder. Add to the batter and mix until just blended. Stir in melted butter. Let the batter rest for 30 minutes at room temperature.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter madeleine pan and fill each receptacle 2/3 full. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool completely and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
Lay out parchment paper or a silpat on a cookie sheet. Temper white chocolate. Dip bottom half madeleine into white chocolate. Dry on cookie sheet. Store in refrigerator.
Note: If you decide to freeze the madeleines, do not dip them in chocolate. Defrost and then dip them in chocolate.


Bon appetit!



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  1. I can’t wait to see what it’s store for us. Nantucket looks wonderful. I love madeleines too but have never tried lemon. So pretty!!

  2. Happy summer El! I can’t believe we’re halfway through August…the days have started getting shorter here, the sun sets a few minutes earlier, everyday. Gotta make the most of this season while it lasts and your blueberry ice-cream is perfect for that. Can’t wait to hear all about your surprise!

  3. ok ok ok.
    i will be making this ice cream.
    never ever thought of using mascarpone in ice cream but can only imagine the depth of luxury it brings.
    we love nantucket in the winter or fall, not the summer way too crowded, unless we have our own cottage.
    if you like nantucket you 2 would LOVE west chop on MV. very secluded, no tourists, at all.

  4. Surprise? What surprise? I can’t wait!! In the meantime, bring on that ice cream. I’ve never heard of cheese in ice cream. Is there an advantage besides taste? Lovely, lovely post!!

  5. I can just imagine how wonderful that ice cream tastes!
    I can’t find fresh blueberries around here 🙁 but I think it can work well with frozen ones, too 🙂
    As always – amazing shots ♥

  6. Michaela, it does taste delicious. It also keeps the ice cream smooth and helps keep the fruit from getting hard.

    Tina- I’m sure any berry will do. Enjoy!

  7. Everything is absolutely glorious, I really did used to love, love the summer but after moving to Japan, it’s too darn hot, sticky, no wonder bamboo can thrive here!

    Makes Florida look like a cool breeze.

  8. Here in Holland it kind of feels like summer is over already as far as the weather is concerned. That doesn’t stop me of course from making ice cream with every kind of fruit that is available during this time of year.
    I love your blueberry ice cream El and I LOVE madeleines. Dipping them in white chocolate is inspiring.

  9. I’ve only had cheese in ice cream once, and it was magnificent! I can almost taste the berry fruit creaminess and subtle hint of tartness.

    I love madeleines and have never made them before! This looks like an excellent opportunity to try these sweet French cookies.

  10. Wonderful, summery images, El! I’m hanging onto summer with all my strength. I can’t believe I haven’t gotten out my ice cream maker and it’s already August. I would love to try this recipe – it sounds wonderful.

    Oooo, I’m exited to hear about your surprise!

  11. This is it!! This is the ice cream I will be making when we visit my parents, churning it away in their old rock salt mixer. Boyfriend suggested blueberry when we discussed what to make, but I thought ‘Oh how boring. I can do better than that.’ But, I don’t think I could do better than this – and we’ll both be pleased with the end product:)

    And of course, darling madeleines, my favorites in the baking world.

    I find it hard to justify coming down to Massachusetts for a weekend when Maine has so many nice places to visit. But I would truly love to see Nantucket and Cape Cod someday!

  12. Oh my, chocolate dipped cookies and ice cream. This is just perfect! I haven’t been to Nantucket since I was little, but I love how your photos could transport me there on this rainy day.

  13. I’ve never seen ice cream like this. I just made my husband dig our machine out of the basement. Stunning!

  14. Lovely lovely; but excuse me, you live in U.S. Would you mind posting in US measurements? That way, I can make your delicacies without conversion… Many thanks

  15. when you wish- thanks for your comment. Not all of my readers live in the US. Also, I no longer post recipes in US measurements because simply because they’re not as accurate.

  16. I have an enormous pile of blueberries that I’ve been wondering what to do with. One can only eat so much jam. This ice cream recipe is gorgeous and I can’t wait to try it. The cookies look good too!

  17. I’m incredibly inspired by the madeleines! I don’t think I’ve ever seen them dipped in white chocolate before. How hard are they to make? I want one. Great clicks!!

  18. Yes. I’m very curious! No, I haven’t been to Nantucket, but I’m dying to go. And, finally, my mouth is watering. Please pass the homemade ice cream. I might faint if I don’t have some STAT! xo

  19. I adore Nantucket. Such a gem of a spot. You are so lucky to live close to it.

    A beautiful, summery dish you have here. Simple, comfortable but slightly elegant, just like the island. 🙂

    Well done on your new blog, too. Looks glorious!

  20. El!
    Summer is going by far too fast. The artful display of your photos is so inspirational. I love the printed dress repeating the swirling colours of the ice cream above it. So perfect. So fresh!
    During the summer, it is the heirloom tomatoes that call my name. And, the raspberries. There is nothing better. Nothing.
    Every year I believe they are definitely tastier than the last year – and so perfect in their simplicity (the tomatoes with fleur de sel)… and the raspberries right off the bushes. Even sun hot.
    The photo of the pail filled with your madeleines is stunning.
    Happy last few days of summer….

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