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.
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.