Friday, July 25, 2008

Blueberry Ice Cream - Test Batch -


Prototype #1

It wasn't my day off yesterday, but I went for the experiment. Yes, I tried out a blueberry ice cream recipe. I got the basic idea from the recipe Kat gave me, and combined it with another recipe(Japanese) which I found on the net. The latter was actually a "blueberry cream cheese ice cream" recipe, and I was so curious about how cream cheese would work.

The result: It was good. But the cream cheese was a bit overpowering, I would say. To bring out the best flavor of my precious and scarce blueberries, I would rather not use cream cheese.


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12 comments:

SirPaul said...

That definitely does look delicious, especially with that mint (?) sprig on top. I would not have imagined blueberry ice cream would be good, but I can see that since strawberry ice cream, and other fruit flavors hit it off well, that blueberry shouldn't do bad either.

K and S said...

OMG I love the color! maybe you could reduce the amount of cream cheese?

skyjuice7 said...

I'd love to have a taste of that! :-)

Pip said...

I love blueberries, I made the ice-cream last year, with yogurt instead of cream cheese, but yours looks way more delicious! ;)

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Kevin said...

That looks good. What an amazing colour!

Christine said...

That looks really delicious. I think maybe yogurt would work better and not be so overpowering in taste. Hope your next batch goes better!

mirage2g said...

wow! the color does remind me of my favorite ice cream, yam =)

hope more blueberries come...

obachan said...

Sirpaul
I agree. Berries should make good ice cream.

K & S
I guess so... or avoid using cream cheese at all.

Skyjuice7
I wish you could come to my kitchen! ;)

Pip
Hey, don't be too humble. Your blueberry ice cream looks so good! :D
Yeah, I might replace cream cheese with yogurt next time...

Kevin
I love the color, too. :)

Christine
Thanks for the advice. Yeah, I guess the tang of yogurt could add some refreshing flavor, too.

Mirage2g
We have purple sweet potato ice cream here in Japan and this blueberry ice cream reminded me of that. It's no surprise... because IIRC, their color comes from the same substance (anthocyanin). ;)

Lannae said...

What are you going to make with your blueberries? I can't wait to see. How is your blueberry plant this year? In the southern USA, we have had perfect weather for blueberries, and I have saved about 2 liters of blueberries I hand picked and them in my freezer to eat later =)

Rinshinomori said...

Obachan, to bring out the essence of fruits, perhaps sorbetto is the way to go with your berries.

Check out this site:

www.recipezaar.com/307803

I made a small batch of sorbetto using leftover frozen mango from making jam and the taste was incredible. Very fresh tasting.

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obachan said...

Lannae
Well, I made this blueberry ice cream and I'm glad that I gave it a try.
Two liters of blueberries! It's really something. Enjoy your berries! :D

Rinshinomori
Yeah, next time I would go for sorbetto. Adding cream cheese did not necessarily ruin the natural taste of berries, but I guess sorbetto would be more straightforward and refreshing. Thanks.