Hi folks. I realized I had a precious few blackberries left as the season winds down. So I just HAD to use them. I had something fun and quirky on my mind but I've shelved that for a future post. These little blackberries needed to be used. They were calling out for attention. Begging to be used in a fun dish. So when you're me and you love ice cream, well, you make ice cream. So for this week's instalment of Ice Cream Sundays I give you Blackberry Ice Cream. So super yummy and fresh tasting. This one is so good. It's like the last of summer in a bowl. Hope you enjoy it. I know I sure did.
Okay so I have some breaking news. Those who are regulars might have marked their calendars today for the end of Ice Cream Sundays. Yes the end of Ice Cream Sundays. So sad. So depressing. So... So....So.... NOT happening. Yup, you read that right. Ice Cream Sundays is not coming to an end. I was going to call it quits until next spring. A surprising thing happened though. I started to get emails and pms from friends and fans who did not want me to stop. I was kind of surprised by the response. So after much reflection, I decided to keep going with it year round. Here's my thinking, different parts of the world have their summer season the opposite of us. Since food blogging brings fans and bloggers from all over the world then it stands to reason there will still be people wanting ice cream recipes all year-long. My summer is their winter and my winter is their summer. So dear ones, Ice Cream Sundays will remain a year-long weekly feature. Hope that makes you happy. I'm sure I can continue to come up with exciting and fun recipes for everyone. So a big thanks to those who encouraged me to stick with this one. I appreciate your love and support.
So what does that mean for the promise of Slow Cooker Sundays? Well, that's a simple one. I'll just move it to Saturday. Easy, peasy fix to that one. So you can look forward to that next week. I may post occasional extras using the crock pot during the week as well. I use mine quite often during the school year. I find trying to balance school and riding difficult if I have to cook. My solution is to stick most things in the crock pot then when we're home from the barn if it's something I like browned I just pop it in the oven for a bit. For me the use of a crock pot during the busy school year is sometimes the only reason we get to eat dinner. It's a life saver at the Bee household. I actually have 3. I know that's really sad but it's so true. To be honest I think I might actually have a 4th hidden away in the cellar. I had bought myself a white one right before Xmas one year then my mother in law bought me a green one for xmas. So I ended up with 2. Then when we moved into this house we made the switch to all stainless steel appliances so I bought a new stainless one. Then I realized how often I do two batches of things, one mellow for me and one spicy for the guys. I don't do tomatoes so using two means the guys can get things I don't eat. So I picked up a small stainless one for my more mellow food. So yah, that's a ton of slow cookers. So I hope you like slow cooker recipes. I sure do have quite a few of them. I also hope you are looking forward to the beginning of a new weekly series here at Cravings of a Lunatic. So next week we begin "Slow Cooker Saturdays". Hope you join me.
I have other news for you but going to wait until tomorrow to fill you in. It's getting pretty late here in Canuck Land. I need my beauty sleep. Or sleep. Or let's be honest, I just have to sleep while puppy sleeps. It's like having a wee baby in the house. She has been a bundle of energy today so I am worn right out. So remember there is some other fun things going on I will fill you all in on tomorrow.
So on to the recipe. This is just a simple ice cream recipe. Mine so far have been sans egg and will stay that way for a few more weeks I think. I have a base recipe from the Cuisinart Booklet that came with the ice cream maker that I just have tweaked and changed a bit week to week depending on what I want to make. I think we all pretty much use the same few ingredients. Ice cream sure is simple ingredient wise. I love that though. Simple, pure ingredients, how can you wrong? You just can't. And let me tell you no chemicals is a good thing. Love that. So here ya go, hope you like this one.
Blackberry n Vanilla Ice Cream:
In your mixer combine the whole milk, vanilla sugar and vanilla salt. Mix on medium until sugar is dissolved.
Now add the heavy cream, vanilla and blackberries. Mix again for a few minutes.
Cover the bowl and stick in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
Now remove bowl from fridge and transfer the liquid to your ice cream maker freezer bowl (MUST be frozen), place bowl on machine and turn on for 15 to 20 minutes.
You can eat immediately or stick in the freezer for later. If putting in freezer make sure you remove it about 10 minutes before you serve it.
*Yields 5 cups*
LINKS TO YOUR ICE CREAM CREATIONS:
Pumpkin Ale Sundae by That's so Michelle- click HERE to go see this one!
Coconut Banana Ice Cream by PromiseMe2- click HERE to go see this one!
Pomegranate Lime Ice Cream by The Dusty Baker- click HERE to go see this one!
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Sauce by The Baker Chick- click HERE to go see this one!
Delicious Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream by Teenie Cakes- click HERE to go see this one!
Banana Ice Cream Shake by Torview- click HERE to go see this one!
Plum Rosemary Gin Sorbet by Boulder Locavore- click HERE to go see this one!
Guiness Milk Chocolate Ice Cream by PromiseMe2- click HERE to go see this one!
Candy Corn Ice Cream by PromiseMe2- click HERE to go see this one!
Eggnog Ice Cream by PromiseMe2- click HERE to go see this one!
Malted Milk Ice Cream by Tracey's Culinary Adventures- click HERE to go see this one!
Ice Cream Shop Hot Fudge by The Smart Cookie Cook- click HERE to go see this one!
Pineapple Sorbet by Manu's Menu- click HERE to go see this one!
Okay so that's it for this week folks. Hope everyone had an incredible weekend.
Toodles and smoochies.xx