Monday, August 11, 2008

TWD: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Yeah ice cream!  We love ice cream!  As a matter of fact, this has been quite the ice cream summer for us.  We broke out the Cuisinart, and each of us, in rotation, has chosen a "flavor of the week."  The husband was amenable and "chose" this flavor for one of his weeks.  Thanks!

This was another Dorie recipe that I really wanted to like.  I think the blueberry world conspired against me a little.  The sweetness and sheer blueberryness of the berries plays a huge factor in the finished product.  While mine was a lovely blue/purple color, it had a decidedly sour flavor.  The lemon zest and juice and sour cream were stronger flavors than the berries.  Bummer.  Mind you, we still ate it.  We're not that foolish.

As far as many Dorie recipes go, this one was pretty simple. There was minimal cooking, mixing, and dishes.  I made the mix the night before I churned it.  Just a plug here for the Cuisinart ice cream maker.  We've used it over and over this summer.  It's been great fun and it's amazingly easy to use.  All for under $50, too!

I may try this recipe again and cut down on the lemon portion.  I've also seen some successes with frozen berries.  If at first you don't succeed....

Here's a blurry shot of the ice cream with some whole berries that I popped in at the end.  Note the lovely purple color.



Here's a much less blurry shot of the scooped ice cream.  



Thanks to Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity  for choosing this week's recipe.  Next up:  Granola Grabbers courtesy of Michelle of Bad Girl Baking.  

26 comments:

Marie said...

Your ice cream looks fabulous! It is very hard to take a picture of this, at least I found it to be so at any rate! Wasn't it delicious though!

n.o.e said...

The ice cream is beautiful, but I think I'd find it sour as well. I'm just not that big a fan of sour cream. When I make it, I may try it with yogurt...

TeaLady said...

UUHHHH!!! I wish I had thought of that - whole berries in the ice cream - an extra level of flavor. Great Job.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Sorry you weren't crazy about the ice cream. I really loved it, but maybe my berries were just different. I also used lime instead of lemon, but less than was called for. It looks lovely, however!

Mara said...

looks so rich and creamy!! i always use frozen wild blueberries because their flavor is so much better than almost any fresh blueberry i can come across. plus then i always have them on hand. love your whole berries visual!

CB said...

It definitely get a tang from the sour cream and lemon but I loved it! My hubs on the other hand liked it but the aftertaste was a bit much for him. Next time I'll cut the sour cream and see if that helps. Your ice cream looks delish! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Teanna said...

I'm sorry you weren't such a big fan! The colors are gorgeous and it looks delicious!

Flourchild said...

Yum..I love your ice cream. Im tired of fruit...time for some chocolate!

Kayte said...

very pretty, isn't it? I really like the idea of those whole blueberries thrown in at the end...that just really sends it over the edge. I tend to like sour/sweet flavors, so this was a big hit here...and our fresh blueberries were nice and ripe and sweet with a full flavor. I think it makes a big difference if your blueberries are the right amount of ripe! Happy to hear you enjoyed seeing my blender...a touch of old home week.

PANTRY REVISITED by Peggy said...

Love your blog . . ice cream is making my mouth water. I loved the sour cream taste.

The DeL Sisters said...

Nice chunks of blueberries!

Looks good!

Lori said...

i like the idea of tossing in whole blueberries, wish i'd thought of that!

Mike Spoodles said...

The interview went pretty well, thanks for asking. They've started contacting my references, which I take as a good sign.

I bought an electric ice cream maker and it still tells me to use rock salt! D'oh!

I agree with you that the recipe needed more berries, and that the sour cream was probably the strongest flavor. Hope your second effort is more palatable to you!

:)

Engineer Baker said...

Very pretty, and very deserving of another attempt, I think.

Tammy said...

that was a great idea to add some whole blueberies. It looks yummy!

Linda said...

I also love my cuisinart ice cream maker!! Your ice cream turned out beautifully---sorry to hear that the flavors didn't work for you.

Kelly H said...

We're a big Cuisinart family, too -- very reliable brand.

bakingwiththeboys said...

I love that you still ate it. I cut down on the sour cream and citrus and I thought it helped.

SiHaN said...

oh.. *shudders* that looks good! greatjob on the final shot as well!

Pamela said...

Sounds like you and your family are having some fun with the new ice cream maker. Enjoy it! The ice cream looks great.

bakerchick103 said...

I didn't make the ice cream, (no ice cream maker), but it looks pretty yummy. Nice job!

Rigby said...

I love how you added the whole berries to your ice cream! Wonderful!

Shandy said...

Your ice cream looks beautiful! I am dying to know if your love your Cusinart ice cream maker? I really enjoyed the KA ice cream maker BUT would love a back-up ice cream maker since waiting 15 hours before making another batch of any ice cream feels like forever sometimes =D

Melissa said...

What a great idea to throw in some blueberries at the end - it looks so pretty! Definitely make it again without as much sour cream. It's much better that way.

kittymama said...

An ice cream a week?? That is SUCH a good idea! I like my Cuisinart maker but find I need to pull the ice cream out at 15 mins or less even though the manual says 20. When I go to 20, it comes out grainy. Do you find the same thing? Love the whole berries in there.

Carol Peterman said...

The whole berries make this ice cream even prettier!