Saturday, April 19, 2008

Blueberry Ice Cream




There are many things that I like, but, for me, ice cream is just pure love. It's almost like a comfort food for me. So rich and creamy... Never leaves me hangin. When I was a little kid, I use to go to my grandma's house everyday. I always saw her and I always was with her. We use to be real close. She was like my mom. She took care of me through most of my childhood. Since my parents we're always working, she became my mom.

One of things I use to do with her all the time was bake and cook. She's want really got me into baking and cooking. She's also the person that developed my love for burnt food... Yes, I like food to be slightly burnt. She burnt a lot of things. But, one of the things me and her use to do was make homemade ice cream. Real homemade. Not with the help of a machine. The real deal. And I was thinking about the times we spent together, and I just felt the need to make some to bring back memories.

Add this to the running for ARF/5-A-Day Tuesday.





Recipe

2 cups blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups heavy cream


1. Get out a plastic container out (or churner) to be ready to pour ice cream in. Drop the blueberries, sugar and salt in a sauce pan and turn to medium-high heat. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, mashing berries and stirring with a fork. Simmer mixture, stirring frequently, for about 5 minutes; cool slightly.

2. In a blender, puree mixture with milk just until smooth and stir in cream. Chill this mixture until cold in the fridge or an ice bath. Churn in an ice-cream machine until thick or place in a plastic container, pop it in the freezer and give it a good whip every few hours.





15 comments:

Paulina said...

What a beautiful looking ice cream you've made! Blueberries are my fave :)

VeggieGirl said...

It's always lovely when a recipe brings back family nostalgia :0)

I commented on one of your blueberry ice cream photographs, on your Flickr account - it's so stunning!

Cassandra said...

TARAAAH ! This is brillianttt. Blueberries + icecream = two of my most favorite things. This is so pretty, too. ^_^

I wish I could've been as close as your and your grandma were. Even to this day my grandparents think I can't whip up anything. :P The things their missing out on...

Kevin said...

That blueberry ice cream looks really good!

farida said...

I love ice cream too! Your recipe is nice. Love the colors! By the way, just like you, I like food lightly burnt food, too:)

michelle @ TNS said...

that ice cream is a gorgeous color.

it makes we wonder why i haven't cranked my ice cream maker up yet. i've got to get going!

also: i'm eating ice cream as i type this.

Eva said...

Blueberry ice-cream looks good, true, but I did not like the taste that much. Blueberrily-ice cream tastes the best (to my opinion) as vanilla ice-cream with fresh blueberries on top.

Tarah said...

The taste to this ice I would say it very blueberry-ish. Not just sweet from sugar. But blueberry.

Elle said...

That's gorgeous! Love your photos!

RecipeGirl said...

I just like the color of blueberry ice cream. So pretty :)

Marc @ norecipes said...

Oh man! That looks fantastic.

the baker said...

i am so going to try this recipe today. just recently started making my own ice cream and am amazed at how easy and better tasting it is. at least i can put more of the good stuff :)

Tarah said...

Making ice cream isn't as difficult as people come to thinks. It's actually quite easy. Well, I hope you like this recipe :D

Anonymous said...

I have just made this simple and perfect-sounding recipe. The mixture is chilling now. I especially liked the addition of salt. I hope it will bring out a complex berry flavor. Fingers crossed!

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