Tuesday, 12 August 2008

TWD: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream


I love making ice cream, but since the main consumer in our household of ice cream is M, often times this means I end up making his favourite flavours which are, in descending order of popularity: mint chocolate chip, chocolate chip, anything chocolate flavoured, or anything with lots of candy/nuts/cookies in them. While I like ice cream myself, I try not to eat too much of it and my tastes run counter to that of M's. I hate candy or nuts in my ice cream and while I do like chocolate ice cream, I also like to sample the more unusual flavours such as goat cheese ice cream and olive oil ice cream. As such, I was glad that this week's TWD recipe allowed me to incorporate a great summer flavour into ice cream - blueberries!

Following the advice of some of the comments I read on the TWD board, I substituted the sour cream with creme fraiche as many TWDers noted that they found the taste of the sour cream overpowering. I found it quite unusual that there were no eggs in this ice cream as I am used to making a creme anglaise base for most, if not all, of my ice creams. Still, since the recipe didn't involve eggs, it meant that I could easily whip it up in an evening and have it churning in the ice cream maker by night.

I've yet to have a proper serving of this ice cream but I did lick the ice cream scoop and my first impressions are that it tastes a little like blueberry cheesecake and that the texture is less rich than some of the egg-based ice creams I've made in the past. Still, I thought it was yummy and will definitely be helping myself to more over the next few days! 

For the recipe, click here.

26 comments:

Natashya said...

I am glad you had a good excuse to make a flavour that you like! I found it very spoon-licking friendly too.

Pamela said...

Wow! Olive oil and goat cheese ice cream, you say? That sounds interesting. I don't know that I would be so brave. Your ice cream looks delicious, and I thought it was tasty, too.

The DeL Sisters said...

Your ice cream looks wonderful!

Teanna said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm dying to try goat cheese ice cream... I like the adventurous ice creams as well!

Christine said...

You gotta post about the olive oil and goat cheese ice cream! Your ice cream looks delish!

Marie said...

Your ice cream looks fabulous! Well done!

rainbowbrown said...

I'm with you on your ice cream tastes. Your blueberry ice cream does look wonderful.

chocolatechic said...

I am with M. The more chocolate/candy/nuts/goodies the better.

PANTRY REVISITED by Peggy said...

I loved this ice cream and I am very picky. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Looks good!

Tara said...

I have to admit: I lean more towards the cookie dough type icecream, but this was a good change of pace..olive oil ice cream??? Interesting! I love pumpkin!

Yours looks great!

Erin said...

That's great that you finally got to make something you like! Your ice cream looks great. Great idea using the cream instead.

L said...

Beautiful photo - I love those fresh berries in the middle!

Chez Denise et Laudalino said...

Your ice cream looks fantastic!

Susie Homemaker said...

Wish I had read those coments - I thought the sour cream was Icky.
Your looks great!

Engineer Baker said...

I can commiserate with you - my boyfriend's tastes run towards the mint chocolate chip and lots of stuff end of the spectrum. Give me a good interesting flavor any day.

Lynnylu said...

I licked the spoon and the paddle on the ice cream maker. Your scoops of ice cream look perfect.

Maya said...

That is a good idea to use creme fraiche.

Roni said...

Yes, definitely post the Olive oil and goat cheese ice cream! Your ice cream looks wonderful!

Rebecca of "Ezra Pound Cake" said...

My husband's ice cream range consists of chocolate and vanilla, so I'm with you on wanting a little variety. I'll have to try out one of the ice cream recipes later.

Dolores said...

I'm glad I gave you an excuse to try something a little different. :) And equally glad you're pleased with the end result.

BETTYISAWESOME said...

Simple and beautiful. Love it.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I can't get tired of looking at pictures of this fabulously violet ice cream, and yours is no exception!

Sharon said...

ok...Olive Oil Ice cream...you are brave. I am willing to try unusual flavors, but that one is a little too left-field for me.

Jules Someone said...

Very nice. Looks delicious!

Nickki said...

It looks delicious! Lovely picture :)

giz said...

I think I'm going to have to stick in M's corner. Goat's cheese ice cream somehow just doesn't make me jump up and down.