Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie 5: Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

When I first got Dorie Greenspan's cookbook "Baking: from my home to yours" and flicked through it, the first recipe that really stood out to me was the Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream. It just sounded so delicious. So you can imagine how excited I was when it was finally chosen as this weeks challenge! (Thanks to Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiousity)

When I bought my Kitchenaid, there was a special promotion on and I got the ice cream attachment bowl for free. I have to say that it's really good. We have a normal ice cream machine too (a fairly good one too) but I much prefer to use the Kitchenaid ice cream bowl. Really I don't know why I don't make more ice cream. I guess because it's Winter here at the moment, ice cream isn't really at the top of my list for desserts. So a note to myself... Make more ice cream come Summer!

This ice cream was really easy to make since it isn't custard base. I was concerned it would turn out icy (more on that later). Well the first time I made this (last week) it turned out really great. Not at all icy. The only thing is we weren't patient enough to wait for it to fuly freeze, so it was a little soft. It is incredibly rich though so by the end of it, we were both feeling really sick. I tried telling S that there was actually enough ice cream for more than two serves but he insisted on serving it ALL up at once. He was sorry afterwards. Since we were so eager to eat it and it was so delicious, we didn't bother taking any photos the first time (as we were planning on making it again before the deadline). What a shame...

The second lot was a mess! I'm not sure what happened exactly, because I made it exactly the same way. It was really icy, but not in a granita icy way, it was an icy-gluey mess. I can't really describe the texture properly, but lets just say it wasn't pleasant! Maybe the cream split? Or I churned it for too long? Even though it didn't work I am still going to post pictures of the second batch. So a lesson learned- resist the temptation to dig right in; take photos first!


17 comments:

crumblycookie said...

That's so weird! You'll have to keep an eye out when scanning other entries and see if anyone else had that problem. Did it seem like you churned it longer than normal? That's all I can think of, mostly because it's the only part of the recipe that isn't really quantified.

Bria said...

Yes it's very weird! I did forget I was churning the mixture and when I realised, the ice cream was all stuck to the mixing attachment! All other times I've made ice cream in the Kitchenaid I've never churned it to that stage! It was fairly solid...

Jacque said...

Ah, what a shame... a missed photo op.

Sorry the second batch didn't work out for you.

Teanna said...

I think I churned mine too long as well! I liked the flavor less this time than when I made it the first time too!

Tartelette said...

Sorry the second time did not turn out as good. Left too long in the freezer, homemade ice creams tend to turn icy and hard, so eating it right away like you did with the first batch may be the way to go. It looks delicious though!

Christine said...

I really want the kitchenaid ice cream maker attachment! Sorry the second batch didn't work out for you. It looks delicious!

L said...

that often happens to me, for some weird reason: perfect the first time, failure the 2nd. i don't know if i just get cocky, or i'm simply less careful, or what, but it's irritating. i'm sorry it happened to you too!

Jessica Eiden said...

Bummer about the second batch! At least you got to taste some of the good stuff!

Engineer Baker said...

So sad that it went perfectly the first time and failed the second! I'm glad you liked the first batch though!

Cynikell said...

I churned mine too long, and the texture was unpleasant. It came together after it melted a bit, tough.

Gigi said...

so sorry it didn't work the second time around. i have the book and this recipe has been on my list for a long time.the photo looks like a good bowl of ice cream.

Bria said...

Thanks everyone! I won't let this put me off the recipe- will definitely try it again because it's so delicious!

Pamela said...

Sorry that the second time around was as successful as the first. It looks good in the pics, though.

The DeL Sisters said...

Nice color!

Lynnylu said...

You were lucky you ate the ice cream before it hardened. You would think the sour cream would keep it from getting hard as a rock. The KA attachment looks nice. I'll have to try it as I am frustrated with my old Cuisinart.

Sharon said...

Too bad that it didn't turn out the second time around. I hate when that happens.

Jules Someone said...

Glad you got some of it! Nice job.