Saturday, August 15, 2009

Blueberry Creamy Dreamy Ice Cream

We are busily getting ready for our vacation here. Sadly, it will just be me and my girls going. My husband has lots of work to do. What a bummer. But on the bright side after our time away we will all be so happy to see one another that we will appreciate each other just a bit more. As the expression goes, absence makes the heart grow fonder.

You know with all these blueberries we picked, I just had to make some blueberry ice cream. I admired the one from Baking From My Home To Yours by Dorie Greenspan, so I just had to give it a swirl!

Yum, delicious, really everyone this has such nice flavor, its one of the best ice creams I have made this summer.

Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream
Adapted from Dorie Greenspan's Baking From My Home to Yours

2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen, if frozen, thaw and drain)
2/3 cup sugar, or more to taste
Pinch of salt
Grated zest of one lemon
Juice of 1 a lemon, or more juice to taste
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cups sour cream

In a medium saucepan cook blueberries, sugar, salt, lemon zest and juice over medium heat, stirring, until mixture boils and the berries pop and soften, about 4 minutes.

Pour the berry mixture into a blender and whirl until a seemingly homogeneous puree is achieved, about 1 minute. The mixture will not be completely smooth. Add the heavy cream and sour cream and pulse to blend. Taste and add a bit more lemon juice or sugar if you choose.

Pour the blend into a bowl and refrigerate until it is chilled before churning into ice cream.


Katy ~ said...

It looks GORGEOUS!!! I can imagine how awesome the flavor!

Lucy said...

I agree, this looks gorgeous and what a flavor! Yummy! I was recently gifted Dorie's book, I need to dive into it asap ;-)

Chow and Chatter said...

wow lori this looks amazing

Selba said...

I'm slurping... I'm slurping... by just looking your blueberry ice cream!

Justin said...

wow, amazing colors. i would love to try this.

Murasaki Shikibu said...

Excellent presentation - and thanks for the birthday wishes by the way! :)

Lucy said...

Have a great vacation !!!!

Grace said...

that color. good grief. it's the most aesthetically-pleasing ice cream i've ever seen, lori, and since i'm obsessed with blueberries, i know i'd become obsessed with this.

Mary said...

Your ice cream looks gorgeous. Send that photo to tastespotting.

Bunny said...

Oh my word Lori this is gorgeous! I'm gonna buy blueberries to try this!

kat said...

It has amazing color!

Ingrid said...

Gorgeous colors!

How'd you like the taste of the sour cream in the ice cream? I've yet to use sour cream.

Are you going to my neck of the woods? Ha-ha! :) Have a safe yet fun filled trip! See ya when you get back!

Ali said...

Oh how refreshing! I bet the sour cream adds a nice tang and texture. Have a great vacation!

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Les@SpillingBuckets said...

Hey, fellow rochestarian here - found your blog through the Jam exchange on Steph Chows. This looks really yummy! I can't wait to try it with all the blueberries I picked last week.

Imafoodblog said...

Yum! I went a little crazy freezing fresh blueberries and I can only make so many muffins. This sounds like a perfect way to extend the summer just a tad more.