But ice cream is "easy". Especially with an ice cream maker. But - they are expensive and I find that mine usually only lasts a season. Annoying!
Then I had a moment of inspirational. What does ice cream need? The batter (the cream, sugar and blueberries). Cold. And stirring.
Well, I have a large freezer. So I made the batter. Poured it into a stainless steel bowl as I figured it would transfer the cold better. Didn't want to use glass in case I dropped it.
Then I set my timer and went every 15 - 20 minutes and stirred it.
And much to my surprise - it worked.
Can't wait for next summer. We are going to have a lot more homemade ice cream.
Blueberry Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups blueberries, rinsed and picked over
3/4 cup granulated sugar, divided
Juice of 1 lemon, about 3 tablespoons
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
6 large egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a saucepan, heat blueberries with 1/4 cup of sugar, stirring, until the blueberries pop and the mixture cooks down a bit, about 8 to 10 minutes. Set aside to cool completely then refrigerate to chill.
In a large saucepan, combine remaining sugar, lemon juice, cream, and milk; heat over medium-low heat until hot and it just begins to simmer, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. Do not let the mixture boil.
In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks; whisk about half of the hot mixture into the egg yolks. Pour egg yolk mixture back into the hot mixture in the saucepan and cook, stirring, until the mixture coats the back of a spoon.
Strain the mixture into a bowl; chill thoroughly in refrigerator or an ice bath. Fold in the cold blueberry mixture.
Now comes the decision time - A - Freeze following ice cream machine manufacturer's instructions.
or B - do a little work. Put into a large non breakable bowl. Place in freezer. Every 15 - 20 minutes stir the mixture. Adjust times as needed.
Then get a big bowl and a spoon - maybe some sprinkles and whipping cream and dig in!!!!
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