Tuesday, August 12, 2008

TWD: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

Dorie, Dorie, Dorie... you just love all your kitchen appliances, don't you? Most recipes call for a standing mixer or a food processor (neither of which I have). And this week called for an ice cream maker and a blender (yup, you guessed it, I don't have them, either)! I always seem to make do, though. And this week was no exception.

Doing things the old fashioned way is kind of right up my alley. I mean. Let's face it. I'm a low tech girl. My lack of kitchen appliances is nothing in comparison to my lack of now commonplace technological gadgets and gizmos. Take for instance the fact that I don't have internet at home. That's right, no internet and you want to know why? Because, I don't have a computer.

**crickets chirping**

Did you just fall over dead? That's right. I'm a blogger on two blogs and I don't even own a computer.

And I won't even get into the fact that my Zack Morris cell phone doesn't have even have a camera function...

So, technology be damned. I can make some ice cream the old fashioned way, dammit. All thanks to David Lebovitz. Because of him, I was still able to participate in this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe chosen by Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream (click on Dolores' blog to get the recipe).

On the one hand, I was super excited about this recipe. I mean, not only have I never made ice cream... I've never even eaten homemade ice cream. Ever. On the otherhand, I have recently come to terms with the fact that I don't like the flavor of cooked blueberries. Quite the conundrum, no?

I decided to give the cooked blueberries one more chance (plus, I had some frozen blueberries in the freezer...) and stayed with the recipe. (Big mistake for my tastebuds, but a lifesaver for my waistline).

The recipe was really easy. You basically just cook down some blueberries give them a good whizz in a blender (or in my case with your hand mixer, Betty).

And then you start the chilling process.

This recipe turned out awesome! The texture is great. The ice cream is so smooth and creamy. But, the flavor.... uggghhhh... it's official. I hate cooked blueberries (fresh ones, I adore, though).

I'm so glad I went through with this recipe though... because now I know I can make ice cream anytime I want (wait... is that *really* a good thing?)!!! I will be making ice cream again, just not blueberry flavored.


19 comments:

Erin said...

Your ice cream looks great! I liked seeing how you made it without an ice cream maker.

SiHaN said...

i did mine the low-tech way as well. It was a success! the texture was great. a pity you didn't like the taste of cooked blueberries though. But its alright.. you could try making other flavored icecreams in the future.

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I'm sorry you didn't care for the ice cream, but kudos for making it without an ice cream maker. That definitely makes it harder.

I can't believe you don't have a computer or internet at home. Where do you blog? My best blogging time is late at night in my pjs! ;)

Sarah said...

I am not a huge fan of cooked blueberries in mass either. Blueberry muffins, good. Blueberry pie, not so much. Great job on your ice cream though. And I snorted when I read about your Zach Morris cell phone...too funny!

Amy said...

If it makes you feel better, I have internet at home, but I don't own a cell phone. You're better than me for trying, even though you hate cooked blueberries. I'm scared for the shortbread run, I despise that and won't be making any! Too bad you didn't like the ice cream, with all the work you put into making it!

Jules Someone said...

Nice job without an ice cream maker! This one wasn't my favorite either.

The DeL Sisters said...

Homemade ice cream is the best, especially with raw milk!

Hannah

Kayte said...

Kudos for the lo-tech girl! Looks very delicious, and the photo sharing was very nice.

Lori said...

your post is so funny - one of my daughters is a low-tech girl too, so i say go, you low-tech girls! your ice cream looks absolutely gorgeous.

Dolores said...

I'm glad you found a technique that works for you, even if the recipe as written is not an option. Great job going low tech. :)

Jessica Eiden said...

Great job going old school! Your ice cream looks great.

I think it's exciting to read about people trying something new - I agree with Sihan, it will be easy to make other flavors.

Engineer Baker said...

I refuse to buy a phone with a camera function, but no computer? I think I'd have a panic attack!

Christine said...

Wow, you are a low tech girl. The only reason why my cell phone has a camera with it is because my old one died and I couldn't get the same one! Sorry you didn't like the taste of the ice cream, it wasn't a hit in my house. Great job!

If you don't have internet at home where do you blog?

Teanna said...

How do you blog with no computer?! And I love the throwback to the Zach Morris cell phone!! Great ice cream!

Amy said...

I blog at work, of course! :)

Pamela said...

Great post and I love the Zack Morris reference! Sorry it wasn't a favorite.

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Your icecream turned out beautifully! Good for you making it without an icecream maker.

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Your icecream turned out beautifully! Good for you making it without an icecream maker.

Rigby said...

I've never tried to make ice cream that way before! Glad it worked so well for you!