8/17/2009

Seasonal Recipes: Blueberries

Our youngest daughter is affectionately nicknamed "The Blueberry Monster". So as you can imagine, we go through a lot of blueberries at our house. This year I froze 30 lbs of berries. We will see if it lasts a full year. Last years supply ran out fast. We use our berries in lots of things from pancakes to smoothies. Just this year a friend gave me a new recipe for blueberry ice cream. It was an instant family favorite.

We used fresh cream from raw milk. Using the real fresh stuff helps with the flavor and texture. This ice cream was the richest and best tasting ice cream I have ever had in my life. The best part was that the kids loved it because of purple color.


Here is the rich creamy recipe.

Blueberry Ice Cream

3 cups blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
2 Tbls. lemon juice
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup half and half

In heavy 2 qt. saucepan heat blueberries, water and sugar to boiling. Stir for 5 minutes and remove from heat. Add lemon juice and chill until cold (or overnight). Add creams and place in ice cream maker.

Yes, it was just that easy. I would suggest serving it in small dishes with only one small to medium sized scoop. It reminds me of french dessert. It is so rich that you only need a small amount.

What are you favorite blueberry recipes?

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12 comments:

Cheri Peoples said...

this sounds yummy. I will have to try it.
I started a new KNOCK OFF KNOCK OUT party and I bet you have some things to put in the party-it's every Monday. I hope you come over and become a follower and subscribe and I will do the same.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Mrs. (not) the Jet Set said...

Knock Off Knock Out is a great idea! I'll have to join you. We do have a lot of "inspired" pieces in our house. LOL

Carolyn said...

Thank-you for sharing! That looks super tasty and perfect for summer

Let it Shine said...

YUUUMMMMMMMMM!
That looks amazing!!!

Mary said...

This looks amazing. I have a grandson who could challenge your daughter for the title of Blueberry Monster :-). I hope you are having a wonderful day.

ButterYum said...

YUMMMMM... I'll have to give this recipe a try for sure! Get a load of that color!!

Kristin said...

This looks wonderful! I posted a recipe for blueberry pie a couple months ago - seems like that's the norm for blueberries. But I will definitely have to try this out; the color is fantastic too!

Joyce said...

Wow you had 30 pounds of blueberries. Not sure I would have room for all of those berries and I would be making lots of delicious ice cream too. I make the blueberry cream cheese recipe from Leibowitz book of ice cream. Try it as it is so good. I will try your recipe this Sunday for my company. Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Poppedijne said...

Whaw what a gourgous colered ice cream.It must have been very good to eat.

SnoWhite said...

I love blueberries too! I think we'll have to give this one a try.

Shannon said...

This looks yummy and the color is outstanding!

Thanks for participating in last week's food roots.

Q said...

I made this yesterday for my boyfriend and I. It's great! And so so so simple!

Thank you for posting it!

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