Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream...

I couldn't wait to try this recipe, I love blueberries and Trader Joe's had 2 pounds of fresh berries for a great price! From the get go I decided to double the recipe because there is nothing worse than really liking something and then it's ALL gone! I used 2 cups of berries and then placed the rest on wax paper on a sheet pan and froze them; I now have enough for another double batch. Have any of you tried the Handi-Vac by Reynolds? This is really a great vacuum sealer for the price. We have used the Food Saver vacuum sealer for many years and it is great for the freezer, but if I open a bag, use part of the contents then try to reseal it can be a pain in the you know what. The Handi-Vac uses resealable plastic bags, like the Glad storage bags, so when you take something out and need to reseal, it is very easy. The first week I got mine I sealed everything, bulk nuts, chocolate chips, dried fruit, and my extra frozen berries; anyway I have digressed, back to the ice cream. I have used my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker for many years and it works very well and you can't beat the price; I have two freezer bowls and that helps when making large or double batches. Directions were straight forward and I did not make any changes or additions. My blender made a very smooth mixture (even though Dorie indicated it would not be completely smooth). When it came out of the blender I tasted it and felt it needed a bit more lemon juice. I don't care for overly sweet anything, so next time I may cut the sugar to a 1/4 cup, taste and adjust accordingly. My berries were quite sweet and I should have just reduced the sugar in the beginning. I liked the sweet/sour combination with the sour cream and my DH said it tasted very good and he is not a big blueberry lover. I think this recipe would work well with almost any berry and since DH loves raspberries that is what I will use next time; I will however use my food mill to remove the seeds. Perfect recipe for this time of year, thank you to Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity.

8 comments:

Dolores said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think you're right, raspberries would also work well here.

Engineer Baker said...

Wow - you're the first person I've seen say it was too sweet. Raspberries sound fabulous though.

Pamela said...

Raspberries do sound like they would be delicious, too. Glad you guys really enjoyed it.

The DeL Sisters said...

Love raspberries! Looks good!

Sharon said...

Wow! It looks like it was very smooth. I loved it and can't wait to try other flavors.

Jules Someone said...

That's funny that you think it was sweet and added more lemon. Mine was too lemony! Glad you enjoyed it.

Tartelette said...

Sorry I am not commenting more often. I keep meaning to tell you after reading your profile that I smiles, same here, if my clients knew my "real" job they would get a good laugh!!
On another note, the ice cream looks fantastic!!

My Sweet & Saucy said...

What a great look ice cream! I love the color!