Monday, September 22, 2008

blueberry, i scream!

First Attempt. I was stupid ( i didnt know!) and boiled the berries in glass.. The glass exploded.. (i almost had a heart attack)

Okay. So, I was too impatient to wait overnight so I just waited 5 hours and put it in the ice cream maker! It came out so sweet.. TOO SWEET!! I put in 1 3/4 cup of sugar in (that 1/4 less that what the recipe asks for) but next time I would decrease it to about 1 cup of sugar!! That is how sweet it was.. But then after a while, you get used to the sweetness and you begin to enjoy it (it's just very overwhelming at first). This ice cream was not very creamy (maybe because it didn't have any heavy cream in it) and had little specks of ice in it. So, we treated it like a milky sherbet :)

Blueberry Ice Cream; makes 1 3/4 quarts
4 cups fresh blueberries or frozen blueberries i used frozen
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons water
4 cups half & half

In a large saucepan, combine the blueberries, sugar and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until sugar is dissolved and the blueberries are softened. Strain mixture and discard seeds and skins. (i didn't strain it). Stir in cream. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Fill cylinder of ice cream freezer two thirds full and freeze according to the manufactur's irections. Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in regular freezer for 2-4 hours before serving.



Finished! (This is what I'm talking about. It was hard and not very creamy. Also very hard to chop.. )

Out of a 1-5 rating

ice cream- 3

PS. Isn't my cough medicine a really pretty color? :)


Jenna! said...

susan bake me something!

VeggieGirl said...

Eek, sorry about the explosion!! But hooray for a delicious treat :0)

Anonymous said...

Crazy about the explosion, but the ice cream looks FABULOUS! Glad it worked out! :)

Anonymous said...

sorry to hear it wasnt that creamy.. but it still looks delicious! =)

Emiline said...

Ha ha. You're funny. Be careful!

Once I dropped a bread machine on my face...

Cate said...

I really want to make blueberry ice cream...but I feel like finding the perfect recipe is so hard!

Megan said...

Thanks for starting my day with a big smile. I can imagine you after the explosion about a foot in the air. Glad you didn't get hurt. :)

RecipeGirl said...

Exploding blueberries? Oh my. Hope your kitchen isn't purple.

Yay for blueberry ice cream. Sweet can be a good thing sometimes!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I love the color of your mixer! Where did you get your recipe from??

Shalum said...

Hehe. That's a funny ending :)