Thursday, June 24, 2010

Huckleberry Ice Cream

Summer has FINALLY arrived in Oregon and it better not be a tease because I am fixing to make some huckleberry (or blueberry) ice-cream! I found this recipe from Country Living and I have to admit the pretty coloring got my attention first. I mean, what better way to start out the summer than making homemade ice cream. Time to drag out those ice-cream makers!

Photo courtesy of Country Living


Ingredients:

2 cup(s) half-and-half
4 eggs
1/2 cup(s) sugar
1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
1 cup(s) whipping cream
1 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
2 cup(s) huckleberries, or blueberries, blended with 3/4 cup sugar

Directions:

1 In a medium saucepan, whisk together half-and-half, eggs, sugar, and salt. Place pan over medium- high heat and whisk mixture until bubbly. Strain into a large bowl and cool; then whisk in cream, vanilla, and berries. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours.

2. Pour mixture into ice-cream maker; process according to manufacturer instructions.

Enjoy!

14 comments:

Tracey said...

What is a huckleberry??? Do you have those in Oregon..Maine is blueberry country.. Gotta admit..love the color! How fun to eat something blue!? I have to agree about Ice Cream..although I could eat it anytime of year and anyday...breakfast, lunch or dinner!!

fiberdoodles said...

I ♥ blueberries and icecream ~ yumm!

Debbie said...

It looks delicious! I have never had homemade ice cream!

Kathleen said...

People in New England eat more ice cream than any where else in the USA. I don't know why I missed so many entries on your blog? Where have i been? Loved that you have a little bed next to yours for your cat. We cat lovers can't help ourselves. Stay cool! Hugs, Kathleen

MJ said...

Yum!! I didn't get to post on your last post on the It's Complicated house ... I haven't seen the movie but oh, I love, love that house!!! Now I HAVE to see the movie. My first house (20 years ago) was a little cottage. We added on a bathroom and I wanted a clawfoot tub ... we looked everywhere (I didn't want to pay an arm and a leg) and finally found one at a local garage sale for $25! They are wonderful for baths but a pain for showers!!! :-) Puppy training is going okay ... getting better and better every day! I will post a picture of Finn on my next post, which I hope to do in the next couple of days! Have a great week, Michele! And enjoy that ice cream!

Lisa said...

Summertime means ice cream time!!! This looks delicious and the color is beautiful.:)

Randi Troxell said...

oh friggin' yummy!!!

i looove me some icecream!!!

Tulip Bliss said...

I got my first taste of Huckleberry when I went to Idaho. Funny how you can't find it in California...

The Urban Cowboy said...

Looks and sounds perfect on a hot day! I think it's been like 35 years since I made homemade ice cream, and that was with one of the old school types...took forever.

fairmaiden said...

I saw this in my country living mag too! yummy yummy...I love blueberries!

Rue said...

I've always wanted an ice cream maker. This may finally convince me to buy one....

vanillasugar said...

you should make your own. and you know you can add a few chunks of cheesecake or cream cream in there. YUM

Mary said...

I've never had huckleberry ice cream. I will have to give this a try. I love the color. I also love your blog. This is my first visit and I've been playing catch-up with some of your earlier posts. I really enjoyed my visit. I'll be back often. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Sophie said...

MMMMMM,..Michelle!!

This ice ream looks fabulous & ooh so tasty too!