August 12, 2008

TWD: Sour Cream Blueberry Ice Cream gone "Peachy"

This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was chosen by Deloras of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity. Deloras chose Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream on page 434 of Dorie Greenspan's Baking cookbook. You can visit her site for the full recipe.

I put this off until I absolutely could not put it off any longer. I love homemade ice cream but I didn't want to make blueberry ice cream. I love blueberries - really I do! But, blueberry ice cream just didn't appeal to me. Honestly, I had been eying recipes for ice cream and I am truely a vanilla fanatic when it comes to homemade ice cream. I had found a recipe in Rachel Ray's magazine for White Russian Ice Cream, and I was really wanting to make that....but I didn't.....yet! Saturday when I went through town and saw the fruit stand had some awesome, beautiful peaches, I made up my mind then and there that I would use them instead of the blueberries to make the ice cream. I love the way a peach smells and I was so lucky the texture of these peaches were to die for! I could have eaten each and every peach by itself and just scrapped the idea of ice cream all together. Now I am wishing I did because I have to eat the ice cream all by myself. Chris was so excited to get peach ice cream and he was so disappointed when he tried it. The sour cream ruined it for him. His comment "it taste like cheese curd." You don't expect your ice cream to taste like cheese curd. I personally don't dislike it and I don't think it taste like cheese curd. I think it is the sour cream in the recipe that gives it the flavor he didn't like. I'm not in love with it myself, but I will be able to eat it. At least some of it anyway.

I basically followed the recipe with the exceptions noted below:

  • Instead of 1 cup of blueberries, I actually used about 1-3/4 cups chunked up peaches.
  • I used my hand held blender instead of my standing blender
  • I used reduced fat sour cream
  • I used half and half instead of heavy cream
This was my first time using an ice cream maker on my own. Now I have experience with this ice cream, I will not be so hesitant to go ahead and make Rachel Ray's ice cream recipe I have been looking at. I'm sure Chris will be happy with that one....besides, I want to make him happy now that I have disappointed him! Don't we all hate to disappoint with our cooking? (ice cream making?!)

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  1. Your ice cream looks lovely! The sour cream flavor wasn't a favorite around her either. After reading your post I am wanting to make some vanilla peach ice cream :) Let us know how the White Russian ice cream turns out, sounds interesting!

  2. This sounds so good Shelby! I love the picture of the peach ice cream, I don't think it could get any more perfect! Great job!

  3. I love peach ice cream too but I also love blueberry so either way this sounds delicious!

  4. i wanted to try peach, too! since the sour cream didn't bother us so much, and since yours is so gorgeous, i think i'll try your version.

  5. I love peaches too. I think your ice cream looks great. Good Job :) the white Russian ice cream sounds nice too

  6. Sorry the sour cream didn't win rave reviews, but it sure looks so good-especially with the peaches.

  7. That peach ice cream looks good! I have not tried a sour cream based ice cream yet.

  8. Sorry it was a disappointment, but now you can go make that White Russian ice cream that you want! ;o)

  9. Such pretty ice cream. Isn't it great to know you can do it? Sorry you didn't love the taste...


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