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Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

25 Aug

So, um, I have a small confession to make…

It’s almost September and this past weekend was the first time I used my ice cream maker this summer.

I know, I know, feel free to berate and talk smack about me all you want. I mean, what kind of food blogger am I that I haven’t even so much as made homemade ice cream ONCE this summer.

Don’t worry though, it was clearly worth the wait. You see, I had a whole bushel (maybe bushel is not the word, what do you call a group of blueberries?) of ripe blueberries from our CSA that were just BEGGING to be turned into ice cream. But not just any boring kind of ice cream.

Blueberry sour cream ice cream. I’ve never actually made an ice cream with sour cream in it. I’m not even sure I’ve eaten ice cream that was made with sour cream. But I am a sour cream convert. Now, I like a good old-fashioned custard based ice cream, with the golden egg yolks and the like. But it takes a lot of work. And when it’s 8PM on a Friday night and you are trying to watch the season finale of Master Chef (***SPOILER ALERT*** Really, they picked Jennifer?!? I was totally gunning for Adrian. Actually, I was pissed when Christian lost because I wanted him to win because he was repping the whole Masshole image HARD. He clearly made us all proud. But seriously, Jennifer?!?!?! Dislike. Also, end rant) you just want to be able to throw everything in a blender, then throw it into your ice cream maker, and let it do its thing. Which is exactly what happens with this ice cream.

Now the original recipe calls for heavy cream and full fat sour cream but I subbed half and half and light sour cream and it still tasted plenty creamy. I also wanted a more lemon taste, so I added a lot more lemon juice and zest, so if you really want the blueberries to pop, then scale back on the lemon. Oh, and blueberry ice cream with chocolate sauce? Best.Idea.Ever.

Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream
Recipe adapted from Blissfully Delicious

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups blueberries (I used fresh)
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • grated zest of 1 lemon, plus the juice (use more or less depending on how much you want the lemon flavor to come out)
  • 1.5 cups half and half
  • 1.5 cups light sour cream
  • 1 tbsp dark rum
Directions
In a medium saucepan, bring the blueberries, sugar, salt, lemon zest and juice to a boil. Stir until all the sugar has been dissolved and the berries start to burst, about 3 minutes or so.
Let the mixture cool a bit and then transfer to your blender. Blend on high until the mixture is mostly smooth, then add the half and half. Blend to combine, then add the sour cream and blend again. Taste mixture and adjust the sugar and/or lemon as necessary.
Let the mixture cool completely in the fridge. I left my mixture in the blender because who wants to do extra dishes?
Once the mixture is cool add the rum and mix. Pour into your ice cream maker and churn per your ice cream makers instructions. Freeze the ice cream for at least 2 hours before serving.
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Secret Ingredient Fruit Smoothie

5 Dec

One day I was food shopping with my friend Rachel when she told me about how she makes smoothies with spinach. Now, I like spinach just as much as the next person (I was also a fan of Popeye and his love of spinach), but the thought of putting spinach in my fruit smoothie made me a little nervous. But I decided what the hell and bought all the ingredients to make a delicious smoothie.

Let’s fast forward another month or so when I actually MADE my first spinach smoothie. I decided that today would be the day for a healthy breakfast considering we are taking my mother-in-law out for her birthday at Cafe Polonia in South Boston today and the Polish aren’t exactly famous for their healthy cuisine.

Wonder Woman to the rescue!

I was a little timid and only put 1/4 cup of frozen, chopped spinach in my smoothie, but next time I will most likely double the amount. I was pleasantly surprised how tasty the smoothie turned out! I barely tasted the spinach, and luckily it turned out a pretty purple color, thanks to the blueberries and cherries. I even had Mr. Kitchen Misfit taste it without telling him there was spinach in it and he thought it was tasty as well! You might consider doubling the recipe for a fuller breakfast, or keeping the same amount. This would be a great drink to have before going out for a run, which I told myself I would do, then didn’t. Whoops.

Secret Ingredient Fruit Smoothie

  • 1/4 cup frozen, chopped spinach
  • 3oz fresh blueberries
  • 3.5oz Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1/2 cup frozen whole cherries

Combine in blender until pureed fully. Serve in tall glass.

Disclaimer: Consumption of this drink may or may not result in Wonder Woman like powers.

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