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.