TWD: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

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This week’s Tuesdays with Dorie assignment was to make her Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream, located on page 434 of Baking: From My Home to Yours. I was psyched for this one! I’ve had my eye on it ever since Double Crusted Blueberry Pie week, when several of my TWD colleagues made it to go with their pies. Not only is ice cream one of my favorite things in the whole world, but this particular ice cream looked so pretty in the pictures, and I was dying to try it. Now, those of you who follow my TWD posts, know that I’m usually scrambling at the last minute to complete the weekly recipes. Nope. Not this time. This week, I actually had my recipe made, photographed and eaten before Happy Hour on Friday! Yes, folks, that is how much I love ice cream.

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This recipe was really simple to put together. It’s a Philadelphia-style ice cream, which means that it doesn’t have a custard base containing eggs, so there was no tempering or straining to worry about. The berries are simmered with sugar and lime zest until they begin to release their juices, and then are blended with sour cream, heavy cream and fresh lime juice. After several hours chilling in the fridge, the mixture is poured into an ice cream maker where the magic happens. What you end up with is a rich, smooth and creamy mountain of gorgeous purple-hued lusciousness.

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This ice cream is absolutely wonderful all on its own. Add some homemade blueberry-almond crumble bars to the equation and you’ve got heaven on a plate! It totally made me forget all about my little kitchen mishap where I forgot to snap the lid down tightly on my blender before I pureed my blueberries.

Many thanks to Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity for selecting this week’s recipe. If you’d like to see some more versions of Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream, check out the TWD Blogroll. You won’t be disappointed!

Enjoy!

 

64 responses to TWD: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

  1. On August 12, 2008 at 2:37am, Manggy said...

    Good oboy: Oboy! That ice cream looks so deep. It could really hit the spot right about now! (30°C here)

    Bad oboy: Oboy! How’s your ceiling after the blender mishap? :)

  2. On August 12, 2008 at 2:51am, daphne said...

    susan, the last photo is simply gorgeous. Unfortunately I can only dream about eating it…

  3. On August 12, 2008 at 6:56am, Jules Someone said...

    Beautiful photography! I’m so glad you enjoyed the ice cream.

  4. On August 12, 2008 at 6:57am, joanne at frutto della passion said...

    Gorgeous, nothing else to say really, just that!

  5. On August 12, 2008 at 7:23am, Cristine said...

    Your ice cream looks delicious, especially on those bars!!!

  6. On August 12, 2008 at 8:26am, rainbowbrown said...

    Oh cripes. Your ice cream is beautiful! And done in time for happy hour? My kind of Friday!

  7. On August 12, 2008 at 8:31am, Megan said...

    Um, blueberry almond crumble bars? Was I sleeping for that post? Yummy!

  8. On August 12, 2008 at 8:39am, SiHaN said...

    with the cream dripping down the sides of that lovely blueberry almond crumble bar.. you have left me speechless…

  9. On August 12, 2008 at 8:41am, Shirlie said...

    So pretty! I love the color of the ice cream against the white dish. It’s great to plan ahead so you can have delicious ice cream to enjoy over the weekend!

  10. On August 12, 2008 at 8:57am, LyB said...

    How beautiful, with the flowers it looks so summery. :) I do love that color, so deep and rich.

  11. On August 12, 2008 at 9:10am, noble pig said...

    I think you have outdone yourself with that melty picture over the bars. Geez, it is absolutely beautiful! Wow.

    The color is stunning but when sour cream is mentioned in a recipe I think it just gets to me, meaning I want it!

    Lovely.

  12. On August 12, 2008 at 9:29am, Natashya said...

    Wow, your pictures are so pretty.
    I love the drips, they are so lusty. The homemade bars sound great too. :)

  13. On August 12, 2008 at 9:50am, Teanna said...

    Ohhh that last photo is to die for!

  14. On August 12, 2008 at 9:52am, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for your comments. I’m so glad you liked my ice cream. I really liked it too. That color was just gorgeous!

    FYI, I do intend to write about the blueberry crumble bars in a separate post. You didn’t think I’d leave you hanging, now did you?

    Manggy- The ceiling is much better now, thank you very much! It was hemorrhaging bluberries the other day, though. ;)

    Megan- Stay tned. I will post about those bars later this week.

  15. On August 12, 2008 at 9:54am, Teanna said...

    That last photo is UNREAL! I am dying!

  16. On August 12, 2008 at 10:04am, J.Danger said...

    That looks so good! I love ice cream, and home made is ALWAYS the best!

  17. On August 12, 2008 at 10:06am, Chez US said...

    OH MY! I love the melted shot! YUM

  18. On August 12, 2008 at 10:11am, Heather said...

    Haha, that would be a great eyeshadow color, Susan! Very glamrock.

  19. On August 12, 2008 at 10:15am, Darius T. Williams said...

    Um…OMG does this look absolutely perfect!

    -DTW
    http://www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

  20. On August 12, 2008 at 10:28am, Bumblebutton said...

    Little kitchen mishap–oops! Lovely color, lovely job!

  21. On August 12, 2008 at 10:50am, Karina said...

    Blueberries are so gorgeous- they give recipes such fabulous color!

  22. On August 12, 2008 at 10:57am, Brilynn said...

    I made this ice cream last summer and it was delicious, definitely a fav. Your pics are gorgeous!

  23. On August 12, 2008 at 11:15am, n.o.e said...

    Both presentations are sooo pretty, but I really like the way that ice cream looks in the simple white bowl.
    And why do those blender mishaps always happen with berries and not with something neutral in color??
    Nancy
    The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

  24. On August 12, 2008 at 11:18am, Marie said...

    Great job! I am in love with your last picture. That is sooooo tempting! I could just lick the screen!!

  25. On August 12, 2008 at 11:28am, PaniniKathy said...

    I was drawn in by the sight of the ice cream itself, but then you put me over the edge with it dripping over the homemade blueberry-almond crumble bars! Now that’s just irresistible!

  26. On August 12, 2008 at 12:30pm, Prudy said...

    I need that crumble bar now. It looks so scrumptious with the melting ice cream. Oh, mama!

  27. On August 12, 2008 at 12:42pm, The DeL Sisters said...

    Your last photo is to die for! Looks good!

  28. On August 12, 2008 at 2:33pm, Mike of Mike's Table said...

    Eek about the blender, but that ice cream looks great! I’ve never tried a sour cream-based custard yet. I’ll have to get to it–that melty photo got my mouth watering

  29. On August 12, 2008 at 2:39pm, CookiePie said...

    Ooooooh – that shot of the ice cream melting on the crumb bar… yum yum YUM!!!

  30. On August 12, 2008 at 3:04pm, Mara said...

    OH. MY. GOSH!!!!! That last shot…it should be entered into ice creamer hall of fame…drippy creamy fablousness on TOP of more yummy looking blueberry goodness?! i love it!!! yum.

  31. On August 12, 2008 at 3:11pm, Lori said...

    you’re killing me…..wow, what a great shot.

  32. On August 12, 2008 at 3:35pm, Jeena said...

    Wow this is lovely what an intense colour, I love the flower.

  33. On August 12, 2008 at 4:07pm, Rodney said...

    I just bought a copy of the book just for this recipe, darn you! I’m not even a baker… ;p

  34. On August 12, 2008 at 4:37pm, Nicole said...

    This sounds so interesting! And the colors… Well absolutely gorgeous!

  35. On August 12, 2008 at 4:52pm, Trysha said...

    Wow! The color is absolutely gorgeous!

  36. On August 12, 2008 at 4:52pm, Grace said...

    i usually consider melted ice cream to be a tragedy, but in the case of that last picture, i find it to be an absolute work of art. nice work! :)

  37. On August 12, 2008 at 5:31pm, steph- whisk/spoon said...

    shoot–that looks great!

  38. On August 12, 2008 at 5:42pm, Engineer Baker said...

    Wow. I wanted to write a beautifully crafted comment, and all I got is – *drool*

  39. On August 12, 2008 at 7:01pm, Christine said...

    So glad that you enjoyed this ice cream, your pics are beautiful!

  40. On August 12, 2008 at 7:04pm, Precious Moments said...

    I feel like licking the screen when I saw this. Simply awesome shot! Here is something for you. http://preciousmoments66.blogspot.com/2008/08/this-is-long-one.html

  41. On August 12, 2008 at 7:22pm, Linda said...

    okay, that last photo with the ice cream melting on top of the blueberry cake is total food porn…OMG!!!!!

  42. On August 12, 2008 at 8:43pm, Kevin said...

    That looks great! What an amazing colour! Just look at it melting all over that crumble bar…mmm…

  43. On August 12, 2008 at 8:48pm, Erin said...

    It look beautiful! I love how you paired it with the blueberry crumble bars.

  44. On August 12, 2008 at 9:10pm, Susie Homemaker said...

    Not fair. You are wayyy to good at this.

  45. On August 12, 2008 at 10:57pm, Jude said...

    I love how the photos show the texture so nicely. Looks beautiful.

  46. On August 13, 2008 at 12:36am, Nina's Kitchen (Nina Timm) said...

    Heaven on a plate, that it is indeed! I love the color, the texture and just the whole appearance of the dessert. Well done!

  47. On August 13, 2008 at 5:15am, Debbie said...

    Oh does your ice cream look good. I had an ice cream maker years back that I never used…makes me want to buy another one and give it a try!!!!

  48. On August 13, 2008 at 5:21am, nicisme said...

    Gorgeous photos and colour, love the ‘drippy bits’ in the last photo!

  49. On August 13, 2008 at 5:54am, Carmen said...

    Looks like a delicious combination!!

  50. On August 13, 2008 at 5:59am, Mevrouw Cupcake said...

    OMG, I nearly fainted when I saw your last image!! That looks like my dream dessert right there!

  51. On August 13, 2008 at 8:23am, crunchLin said...

    oh dear that looks wonderful! oh how i wish i could reach through the screen and eat it! great job!

  52. On August 13, 2008 at 9:06am, StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

    I’m overwhelmed by all these wonderful comments! Thank you all so much! I will definitely post about the crumble bars next.

  53. On August 13, 2008 at 9:22am, Passionate Baker said...

    wowww…your ice cream looks beautiful!
    i really liked how you paired with those blueberry-almond bars…looks totally delish!
    great job!
    <3

  54. On August 13, 2008 at 12:04pm, Bridgett said...

    My goodness, the color alone is gorgeous! I love the last photo with the blueberry bar. So delicious!

  55. On August 13, 2008 at 12:51pm, Katie said...

    Beautiful Color. And the crumble bars look out of this world.

  56. On August 13, 2008 at 2:19pm, Jen of A2eatwrite said...

    Susan, I don’t know if I can visit you any more on ice cream days. I’m getting Pavlovian (ie. drooly).

  57. On August 13, 2008 at 3:03pm, Lynnylu said...

    I love your photos. The little flower is just perfect for the blueberry ice cream. The little pots that my ice cream is in are from Target.

  58. On August 13, 2008 at 3:42pm, Alexa said...

    This looks so delicious. All your pictures are great but I am partial to the oozy drippy picture which makes me want to lick the screen.:-)

  59. On August 13, 2008 at 5:46pm, Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

    Oh this is beautiful! And so beautifully presented with the Pansy flower. Great job.

  60. On August 13, 2008 at 6:40pm, Pamela said...

    Ugh! That pool of purple all around the heavenly looking blueberry bar! Truly it looks like heaven on a plate. Excellent!

  61. On August 14, 2008 at 7:41am, Donna said...

    Your Blueberry Ice Cream looks amazing! You always do such a nice job of setting up the photo shoot too! Beautiful,just beautiful! I want a bowl now!

  62. On August 14, 2008 at 11:20am, Hillary said...

    I have to say of all the blueberry sour cream ice creams, yours stuck out from the crowd. I’m not sure what it was, maybe something in the color and texture! Nice job!

  63. On August 16, 2008 at 11:46am, wind attack said...

    The color is driving me crazy as well. Blueberry ice cream is the best! Great work!

  64. On August 22, 2008 at 4:18pm, Dolores said...

    A “creamy mountain of gorgeous purple-hued lusciousness”… I couldn’t have said it better myself! Thanks for playing along with me last week.

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