TWD: Blueberry Sour Cream ice-cream

TWD: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice-cream

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I know this hardly looks like a TWD entry. Especially with the fan of words and no interrupting pictures glorifying the end product. A rather sad story since I don't have my hands on any camera as of now. Apparently my camera is faring much better than me, enjoying a fun-filled trip under the sun in Bali with my parents!!! ARGH.. Hence the missing photos. Pardon me but I guess all the talk will have to suffice. *praying hard that I'll get my hands on a camera the next day before all the ice-cream is wiped out*

(guess you guys are wondering what i'm rambling on about? oh well.. the camera is back from Bali! took some snapshots of the ice beauty.. things got a little hard around here since it had been a week since I had made the leap. But nonetheless, they still tasted darn good! Well... at least the cammy came back with some goodies! a whole packet of wild vanilla beans!!! Woots!)

This week's selection was done by Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiousity. She chose the Blueberry Sour Cream Icecream! Finally the first cold treat TWD entry! I so so so have to try this!

I loved that the recipe called for the use of fresh blueberries that I had fervently stocked up in my freezer the past few months whilst they were in season. Cooking them over the stove, i reduced the recommended sugar as the berries were sweet enough. The Fruit puree alone was gorgeous.. a deep set purple in color. I was already falling in love. A few quick blitzes in the processor with the added sour cream and cream and "HEY PRESTO!" the wonderful custard mixture was ready.
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After the required cooling period (and more.. sorry.. i inherited lazy bones over the wkends), i proceeded to try out the David Lebovitz method of making ice-cream without a machine. The method though a little time consuming and little straining on the arm trying to manage the crazy handmixer whirling out of control in the stiff frozen custard each time paid off just fine. And in the end, I yielded a creamy icecream in a gorgeous purple hue. Flavorwise, it was spot on.. with the tanginess of the sourcream shining thru the bursting glory of the blueberries.

I'm telling you.. this is GOOD STUFF! in fact a thousand times better than last week's Black and White Banana Loaf. so please do go over to Dolores's site at Chronicles in Culinary Curiousity for the full recipe. and please do check out the other gorgeous attempts thru the Tuesday with Dorie blogroll! SElf control guys *practising yoga*.. thats all we need to resist all the lovely treats...

ARGH...

25 comments:

n.o.e said...

Great job - making the ice cream without an ice cream maker. I wimped out and made a rewind, but I do want to try this recipe. Look forward to seeing pictures of yours!

TeaLady said...

With my eyes closed your ice cream looks delish!

Teanna said...

Haha I'm sorry that you coulnd't take a photo, but I'm sure your camera is very happy in Bali! I'm glad you liked it, though!

Katrina said...

Great job on the hand-method! Sorry to hear about the camera, I hope it'll be nice enough to bring you back a frilly drink with an umbrella as a souvineer from it's trip.

Melissa said...

I'm glad the David Lebovitz method worked well for you. I'll just use my imagination on what it looked like! And I agree, this ice cream was SO good!

chocolatechic said...

My camera needs to go to the shop to be fixed, but I just can't make myself send it away.

I don't know what I'd do without my camera.

Judy said...

Well, I can just imagine how beautifully it turned out. Glad the Lebovitz method worked for you.

Flourchild said...

Im glad the ice cream turned out for you. So sorry about your camera not working.

melly~ said...

thanks for stopping by. your words were discriptive enough I didn't even miss the pictures.
nice blog!

Marie said...

It looks delicious to me with my eyes closed too! How could it not??? This recipe was a winner on all counts!

Prudy said...

Ok, I felt like I got pictures from your description. Nice work and it "looks" fabulous in my mind!

The DeL Sisters said...

I really liked the tanginess from the sour cream as well!

Pamela said...

I hope your camera brings you back something cool from Bali! Sounds like you really enjoyed the ice cream. It was a great treat.

Lori said...

for some weird reason i couldn't leave a comment yesterday - now i can, and now you have lovely photos! yours is a lovely, paler color, which i actually prefer over the oompa loompa blue-purple of mine!

Kayte said...

Well, the ice cream looks very cute and tasty in that little cup. I agree...this is one really great recipe!

Sharon said...

It looks so cute in that cup.

Cristine said...

Looks great! I'm amazed that ice cream can be made without a maker! Good job!

confectiona said...

I keep thinking I should try the no-ice-cream-maker method, but then I think about the work and pour the stuff right into my trusty old Donvier!

PANTRY REVISITED by Peggy said...

Love the cup! Who needs a purple tongue anyway? :)

Jaime said...

glad you got your camera back! :) it looks great, i loved it too!

Shandy said...

You got your camera back. . .YAY! Your ice cream is beautiful and we all loved it too. The cookies sound a little less sweet, maybe. =D

Jacque said...

Glad you got your camera back, it was worth the wait :) Beautiful ice cream!

Grace said...

wow--i never would've guessed that your beautiful ice cream was made without an ice cream maker. i'm super impressed (and jealous, obviously...). :)

didally said...

I think I wanna go stock up on blueberries too! Very beautiful purple. Shall attempt to make ice cream again soon.

Carol Peterman said...

Glad the hand mixer method worked. I was just in Ecuador and saw a street vender making ice cream by hand - as in stirring with a wooden spoon in a copper pot set in ice. It was great tasting stuff too!