Tuesday, August 12, 2008
TWD - Blueberry Sour Cream Ice-Cream
Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity has picked this week’s TWD recipe which is blueberry sour cream ice-cream. I was lucky enough to get an ice-cream maker for my birthday at the beginning of the year, so it was great to be able to bring it out again. Although, I must say it’s not really ice-cream weather down here just yet! This is the only frustrating thing about taking part in a mostly northern hemisphere challenge – I bet all those winter warming puddings will be picked when it is steaming hot here!! :0)
The ice cream I have made in the past has had a cooked custard base. However, this ice-cream was made using a mixture of sour cream and cream. It was so easy – simply simmer gently the blueberries (I used frozen) with some lime zest and juice and a little sugar, then blend in the food processor, adding sour cream and cream. Chill, then churn in the ice-cream maker. The ice-cream was gorgeous and creamy. Others said it tasted a bit like frozen cheesecake and I can kind of see why. The blueberries gave the ice-cream a gorgeous purple colour.
As I have mentioned, my sisters were up in the weekend, so I bought some ice-cream cones for us to have ice-creams on Saturday night when we were watching the Olympics (that is watch NZ cleaning up in the rowing heats!!). The honey comb cones were the perfect thing to photograph the gorgeous purple ice-cream in. Thanks to my sister, Hayley, my hand model!! :0) and thanks to Dolores for picking such a cool recipe! (pun intended!!). See how the other TWDers did here.
Unfortunately I wont be able to take part in TWD for the next two weeks as we are going to Rarotonga on holiday. I am so looking forward to some warmth and relaxation!!!