I'm calling this "rustic" because this was my first attempt to creating my own Blueberry Ice Cream and it turned out great! It has a more homemade taste and texture to it (which I think is a good thing) than your average store bought ice cream. And even though there are 4 cups of blueberries in this recipe, it's light and not as sweet. But my favorite part about this icy creation has to be the orange zest and triple sec that was added to the mixture! I absolutely love the combo of blueberries and orange and in this recipe, that extra zing from the zest and liquor gives it a punch of freshness and flavor that this ice cream really deserved.
What you'll need: 1 quart
2 cups frozen blue berries (half thawed)
2 cups fresh blue berries (rinsed and stems removed) + extra for garnish
1 cup half and half
1 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup extra fine sugar (put regular size sugar in a food processor to create fine sugar)
zest from 1 whole orange (leave a bit for garnish)
3 tbsp triple sec (or any orange flavor liquor)
In a blender, puree the blueberries. Add the rest of the ingredients and blend together. Follow the instructions on your ice cream maker and eat immediately for soft serve or finish it off in the freezer until completely frozen. If you don't have an ice cream maker, pour the mixture in a container with a lid and put in the freezer until completely frozen (about 4 hours).