Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Lemon and Blueberry Ice Cream


I seem to have caught the ice cream making bug! Not too long ago, Kris was raving over the Lemon Blueberry Ice Cream she had at Fatbaby. Since I don't have a chance to go to Fatbaby anytime soon and since I had some lemons and cream in the fridge, I just couldn't resist making some.


Besides, I had a jar of good organic blueberry jam. The only thing I did not like is that it has added sugar and is very sweet. On the bright side, it would pair very well with the tart lemons.


I opted for a recipe that did not use eggs because I wanted to keep it simple. I was not ready to struggle with the process of making the custard.


I don't have an ice cream maker and had to rely on stirring the mixture every hour or so to break up the ice crystals. I guess I was not that successful  because my ice cream was not creamy but more like a sorbet. I also realised that I have used more milk instead of more cream. 


I stirred in the blueberry jam after the final round of stirring and the jam sank to the bottom. Which explains why you see very scant evidence of blueberries in the ice cream.

This is not a bad thing because I got to experience the lemon ice cream purely by itself and also with blueberries when I got to the bottom half.


Kris is right. This flavor is awesome! It was so refreshing eating this ice cream on a hot weekend afternoon. 


Ice cream making sure is fun and you can create flavors that you like and tailor it to your own taste. I'm not buying ice cream anymore after this!








Lemon and Blueberry Ice Cream
Recipe source : Adapted from The View From Great Island
Notes : I am making this without an ice cream maker


Ingredients :
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups full cream milk (should be 1 cup)
- 1 cup heavy cream (should be 2 cups)

Note : Take note of the amount of milk and heavy cream. The amount I actually used resulted in a sorbet-like texture.

Method :
1. Mix milk, heavy cream and sugar in a mixing bowl.
2. Mix until sugar dissolves.
3. Add lemon zest and lemon juice and stir to mix..
4. Put the mixture into the freezer for about 1 hour and then stir using a whisk.
5. Return to the freezer and repeat another 3 times.
6. During the last mix, stir in good blueberry jam.
7. Transfer mixture into an air tight container and store in the freezer.



51 comments:

  1. Wah, I like this post! First picture looks like ripple ice cream, I love it.. Pssst, I buy Nestle big tub of ice cream for me and the kids, RM6.99 only, hehe.. Recently, I see the Yonanas ice cream maker in Astro ch 118.. They only use fresh frozen fruits.. No milk, no cream, no eggs.. Just freeze all kinds of fruit you want, then put in this Yonanas thingy, and you get ice cream.. They mix with chocolate spread, peanut butter, all nice.. But of couse I prefer your version if creamy milky ice cream..Love it, macam store bought punyer..

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    1. Louiz, I have the Yonanas ice cream maker. That was what I used to make banana ice cream. But my Yonanas hasn't been used ever since hah..hah... I still prefer ice cream made with cream and not from frozen fruits.

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  2. good morning Phong Hong,
    Oh wow!! This is so good to have after lunch or dinner!
    Homemade always the best! Can i order for take away?? haha
    mui

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    1. mui mui, with the current hot weather, ice cream is very in demand to cool me off hah..hah...

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  3. Hi Phong Hong, Let's exchange! I also made banana ice cream the other day but yours look awesome :D

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  4. kalah baskin robbins lo. This one freshly made leh.... yummy

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    1. heh..heh... but the texture not creamy :(

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  5. Ring! Riinnggg! Ring!! Here comes PH's Ice Cream!! They look very good and yummy. You know I am a big fan of home made ice cream and what are you waiting for?
    It is not cheap to make your ice cream but the taste is so heavenly,why not? Yeah lah kalah Baskin Robbins and Haagen Dazz too!

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    1. TM, for good quality ice cream, we have to spend a bit more. I think it is worth it.

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  6. Hi Phong Hong,

    I can imagine... stirring these ice cream by hand must be giving your tough and strong arm muscles!!! Can you use your Yonana to do the mixing??? Good that you have changed the cream to milk proportion... less milk will make the ice cream ice icy. But if you are using an ice cream maker, I'm sure that you can switch the proportion of milk to cream back to 2:1.

    Zoe

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    1. Hi Zoe! Unfortunately, the Yonanas is only meant for frozen fruits. But I am not giving up. I imagine all the energy burnt stirring the ice cream allows me to enjoy the ice cream hee..hee..

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  7. Yummmmmm!!! Rain has started here though...since the weekend, so it is getting cold. Not dying for ice cream anymore. Hehehehehe!!!!

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    1. It rained here too but it not provide much respite against the heat :(

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  8. "Kris is right. This flavor is awesome!" - the way I interpret this statement is: "I am awesome! I make ice cream as nice as Fatbaby!" :D

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    1. Aiyah, she meant the flavour combination lah! Well, if Phong Hong had a proper ice cream machine, she'd probably make ice cream as awesome as Fatbaby's! :D

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    2. Thanks, Kris for helping me settle RG hee..hee...

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  9. I will make ice cream when I have an ice cream maker, I do not have the muscles to stir the cream again and again..haaaaa...homemade one is always healthier..

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    1. Agnes, stirring the ice cream is not that bad hah..hah...

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  10. They sure look gorgeous and makes me drool.

    Must find ice cream soon! Hihihi

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  11. The ice cream making bug is the best bug to catch!! I love the look of this!

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    1. Thanks, Cathleen! Making our won ice cream is so awesome :)

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  12. Hello Phong Hong,
    Sorry for not been visiting your blog... Aaah...ice icream is the first thing I am looking forward to in this hot hot weather. A great dessert to cool down. I love easy to make ice cream just like yours!

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    1. No worries, Mel :) The weather is just too hot, hot, hot!

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  13. Your ice cream makes me drooling and beside the weather here is hot...

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    1. Ya lor, Sharon. Nice to have ice cream on a hot day.

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  14. oooh ice-cream!!! I love ice-cream, when I see ice-cream and then I-scream!! what's more, this one is lemon ice-cream, something that I actually prefer.. you know, I like the citrusy and fruity and berry or nutty kind of ice-cream flavored but never like those chocolatey or green tea ones.. so this one, lemon and blueberry in one, check!!! :)

    so lately you have been rather "manual" huh?? baking bread from scratch without using a bread maker.. making your ice-cream from scratch without using an ice-cream maker.. probably that's where the fun is, and also you have more control on the texture huh?? given me those makers, I still am skeptical about being able to come out with something nice, hehehe!!!

    oooh so it's the milk and cream thing?? actually sorbet also nice.. I don't actually care if it's ice-cream or gelato or sorbet or ice, all also I can sapu without any problem at all.. especially under hot weather, aiyoyo, they can really be so quenching and refreshing..

    I'm examining your photos and now I know why you always have leftover in your fridge.. see you are saving some of the ingredients as props for your photo shooting.. see, you are making this lemon blueberry ice-cream and you have lemons and blueberry to go with the photos.. so you actually bought more lemons and blueberries?? keep for next round when you don't need to take photo?? hehe~~ :p

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    1. hah..hah...who doesn't love ice cream? This is the first time that I tried lemon flavoured ice cream. Previously, I only like chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.

      Ah..the props! Only when I have extras then I can use them. If not I just leave out props or use flowers from my garden.

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  15. Your ice cream looks like those bought from Baskin Robbins! No wonder you say no need to buy outside ice cream from now onwards. So delicious! I want!

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    1. Oh no, surely it can't be as good as BR! But still, I enjoyed this ice cream very much :)

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  16. Lemon ice cream is on my obligatory list this summer!

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    1. Try it, Ola! The flavour is so refreshing.

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  17. this one makes me drool....i think the texture of this ice cream is just perfect...so now please stay there Phonghong and I'll by mine tonight hahaha

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  18. Oh my, when I saw the first photo, it straight away reminded me of the blueberry/lemon ice cream I had at Fatbaby. I'm glad you found the combo awesome too (and thanks for the mention). Yours look good too, maybe a bit more blueberry swirls the next time....heehee! It's fine for me if it's more like sorbet, I'll eat that too ;)

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    1. Well, thanks to you, I tried this! I usually shy away from anything other than vanilla, chocolate or strawberry. Now I know other flavors can be really good too :)

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  19. Hi Phong Hong, your ice cream looks tempting especially with blueberries. Definitely refreshing with lemon.

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  20. Hi Phong Hong,
    I just had my lunch, and seeing your ice-cream .... really wished that I could have it as my sweet dessert !

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    1. Hi Karen! Why don;t you make some? hee..hee...

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  21. Today your post makes my mouth waters! I am lazy to make my own ice-cream and even if I make, I will not be able to control myself. So I just drool over your ice-cream...slurps!

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    1. Hi Nancy! hah..hah... I should share my ice cream with you. Share the fats!

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  22. Hi Phong Hong,
    Yummy looking ice cream! I would say not say no, if you offer me a tub,,,,er... a scoop of this cooling deliciousness! :)

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    1. Hi Joyce! Making ice cream is fun. But I'm starting to look like a tub. A big one hah..hah...

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  23. Your ice-cream looks like stored bought one. Nice! When want to make durian ice-cream?

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    1. Yannie! What a fantastic idea, durian ice cream! Ok Ok will look into that :D

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  24. Hi Phong hong, wah... ice cream worrr.... my favorite. Your ice cream look awesome, send 4 scoops to me, please.
    I can even have it for breakfast. hahaha...Regardless rain or shine, I enjoy ice cream anytime of the day.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend, regards.
    Amelia

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    1. Amelia, come come! We share one tub together hee..hee...

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  25. Hi Phong Hong, nowadays the weather is super hot, I definitely need a scoop of your ice cream to cool down... maybe need 2 scoops arh! :p

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    1. Jaline, 2 scoops should be about right to cool you down hah..hah...

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