I Found My Thrill…Blueberry Ice Cream

by Sarah on June 22, 2010

“…on Blueberry Hill…..on Blueberry Hill, when I found you”.  Oh, how I loved that song when I was a wee tyke. Someone gave me a record of the “oldies” back then and I just about played it TO DEATH on my clown portable record player. My other favorite was “Stagger Lee”.  (I just listened to it.  I STILL LOVE IT!)  I will possibly admit to dancing around my bedroom with my stuffed Benji dog singing it.

Yeah, nothing like an Undercover Caterer tangent.

Uh, blueberries.

We’re making ice cream people.

3 cups of berries into a saucepan with a pinch of salt and 3/4 cup of sugar.

As they’re heating, take a fork and kind of smash them up so the juices run.

Let them cook for about 5-7 minutes, until it vaguely resembles pie filling.

Let them cool for a little bit, then pour them into a blender and add a cup of whole milk.  Blend until smooth.

Pour into a bowl.  Look how smooth and purple!

Add 2 cups of heavy cream.

Stir through.  Pretty, ain’t it?

Cover and refrigerate overnight or until it’s very chilled.

This is how it looks the next morning.  Look how thick it got!

Pour into your machine and let it go for 1/2 hour.

Ice cream!  Delicious, nutritious ice cream.

Gorgeous.  And just think of all those anti-oxidants you’re getting.  You’re practically fighting cancer as you eat this ice cream.

You KNOW you want it!

Look, this kid wouldn’t lie about it.

The bowl was too small for me to get my face into it to lick it.

This might be the Best.  Ice Cream.  Ever.

~adapted from Gourmet Magazine, August ’97~

Blueberry Ice Cream

Ingredients

  • 3 cups blueberries
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Instructions

  • In a saucepan, heat the blueberries, sugar and salt. With a fork, mash up some of the berries. Let simmer for 5-7 minutes, until berries resemble pie filling. Let cool until just warm.
  • Transfer berry mixture to a blender. Add the milk and mix until smooth. Pour the blended berries into a bowl. Stir in the cream. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or for several hours.
  • When thoroughly chilled, stir the ice cream mixture and pour into your ice cream machine. Churn according to the machine's directions, for about 1/2 hour. Transfer to a container and freeze until hard.
  • Garnish with whole berries or whipped cream. Makes 1 quart.
http://www.undercovercaterer.com/2010/06/blueberry-ice-cream-recipe/


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