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!!!

22 comments:

Mara said...

That looks lovely, I absolutely adore this color on the ice cream!!! Purply blue is fabulous.

Rigby said...

The ice cream looks delicious :)

Anonymous said...

The ice cream looks really stunning. Have a lovely holiday, Tammy!
Stephanie X

Pamela said...

It was a tasty ice cream, that's for sure. I don't think I would have tried it if not for TWD. Great job! Looks delicious!

Erin said...

Your ice cream looks great in that cone!

CB said...

Mmm... I bet it was delish on top of a waffle cone! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

bakingwiththeboys said...

The shade of your ice cream is gorgeous and looks perfect in the waffle cone.

The Food Librarian said...

Oh, this cone and ice cream looks so delicious! Have fun on vacation!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

that looks absolutely delicious! have a great vacation!

Jules Someone said...

Any weather is ice cream weather. ;-)

n.o.e said...

Sweets are good any time, even out of season! Your ice cream is lovely (and my compliments to your hand model!)

Nancy
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

The DeL Sisters said...

Love that color!

Lori said...

your ice cream looks scrumptious in the waffle cone! have a great holiday -

Jessica Eiden said...

Great pictures - your ice cream has a beautiful color.

Enjoy your vacation!

Engineer Baker said...

That's one stunning ice cream cone. Fabulous.

Prudy said...

Congratulations on your 200th post. That cone is a great way to celebrate. Gorgeous!

Linda said...

Your photos really captured the beautiful color of the ice cream...Great job!!!!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I can't imagine anything more fun then watching fit rowers and eating ice cream cones with my sisters! Have a great holiday!

Cakelaw said...

I love the look of this - even though it's about 5 degrees outside!

Teanna said...

I love the colors! It actually matches your sidebars! Gorgeous!

Jacque said...

Ah, that's too bad about being off-season for you. It's just not the same eating ice cream when it's cold out.

Way to be a trooper, though. It looks positively delish and has such a nice color.

Claudia said...

That's what ice cream should look like! Great colour and great scoops!