Tuesday, 12 August 2008

I scream, You Scream . . .



WE all scream for ice cream!

I am Marie Rayner
I run Rayner‘s ICE CREAM STORE,
there are flavors in my freezer
you have never seen before,
five divine creations
too delicious to resist,
why not do yourself a favor,
try the flavors on my list:
Beezleberry jam crunch
scrumptious noodle soup
black bananas in a bunch
strawberry goop
dingleberry loop de loop
I am Marie Rayner,

I run Rayner's ICE CREAM STORE,
taste a flavor from my freezer,
you will surely ask for more.
~by Me

I know, it's a silly poem. I found this page where you could make up your own ice cream poem. , and I thought why not! After all this is my Tuesday's With Dorie post and it's my blog and if I want to start it off with a silly poem, then what the hey! What's a little silliness amongst friends!



Yes, it's Tuesday's with Dorie Day and as you might have guessed by that bit of silliness at the front . . . this week we are doing ice cream, and more specifically Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream as chosen by Dolores of Chronicles in Culinary Curiosity. You can find the recipe on page 434 of Dori Greenspan's lovely book, Baking From My Home To Yours. If you don't have a copy of it already, you really should get one. It's well worth the money spent! I have loved just about every recipe I have baked from it! You can pick it up here, for as little as $7.43, a real bargain, if I don't say so myself!!!



I was thrilled when I saw what the recipe was going to be this week. I love ice cream and I love blueberries! I bought myself an ice cream maker about 3 years ago now, and I am ashamed to say that I have only used it once. Well twice actually . . . but we won't count the first time when I ended up with vanilla soup because I didn't realize that you had to put the insert in the freezer overnight to freeze before you tried to make ice cream with it. I plugged it in and had it going for hours before I gave up on it and thought I had bought a dud. I forget now who it was who told me that you had to freeze the container first. DOH!



Anyways, I did try using it again and had great success with it. My only problem is that I rarely have enough room in my freezer to put it and so . . . it sits on the shelf gathering dust. Never mind . . . I made special room in my freezer this past week for it and am I glad I did!!!

I loved this recipe! (I know!! I say that every week!) Seriously though . . . I DO LOVE IT! It was so easy! There was no real cooking involved, except for the initial cooking of the blueberries. The blender did the rest, oh . . . and the ice cream maker of course! I tried to take a film of the ice cream maker in action, but it was largely boring . . . so you won't get to see anything but a still shot of that . . . but you will get to see the finished product.



I decided that I wanted something a little bit more exciting than just a plain ice cream and so I added white chocolate chunks and a ripple of blueberry preserves running through the middle and then, just to make it really decadent, I did a White Truffle Chocolate Sauce to spoon over the top of the finished product.



THIS ICE CREAM IS TO DIE FOR! Even without the chocolate chunks, jam ripple and sauce. I could have eaten the custard right out of the blender, without even freezing it. RUN to the store RIGHT NOW and buy yourself some blueberries and MAKE THIS!! NOW! You won't regret it . . . although . . . your hips might . . . just a tad . . .



If you would like the recipe, hop on over to Dolores' page. It should be posted there at some point today, and in the meantime be sure to check out the blog roll and see all the other delicious versions of this same recipe!! Looking doesn't make you gain weight, or at least I don't think it does! Ohh, I have me a little bit left in the freezer and I am thinking that fruit and dairy are really a good breakfast choice. After all . . . it is two of the four food groups all in one go isn't it, that is if you don't count the chocolate and make it three. Chocolate is one of the four groups too . . . yes it is! Because I said so!

So there!



*White Chocolate Truffle Sauce*
Makes Approximately 1 1/4 cups

6 ounces white chocolate, chopped
2 TBS butter
1/2 cup heavy cream

Heat the white chocolate and butter together in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir constantly until melted. It may look thick and grainy at this point, but don't worry.

Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the heavy cream until smooth. Cool to room temperature before using.

You can keep this stored in the refrigerator for several days. Just warm it in the microwave for about 20 seconds before using.

54 comments:

Bunny B said...

Mmmm.. the ice cream looks yummy!! Please link the recipe :P
xxx

Nickki said...

Yum, your ice cream turned out wonderful! I absolutely love the look of the white chocolate sauce, I've taken a note of the recipe to try one day. What kind of white chocolate did you use? :)

Mica said...

oh yum !!! My mouth is watering all over the place ... it looks so yummy !!!! Thank you also for sending my little girl birthday wishes... that was so sweet and she was happy for them. Hugs to you dear friend.. Mica

Hannah said...

Oh Marie - that looks soooooo seriously delicious! When I finish with all this baking I am definitely going to try this recipe! Hope all is well - just popping by to catch up with your blog after far too long - alway so lovely to read your news
Hannah
xxx

Tara said...

Oh that sauce looks soooo good! I love white chocolate!

Scottish Nanna said...

Your Icecream and sauce look yummy I am hungry now.Hope you have left some for all us girls we will pop in and share with you LOL.
HUgs Mary.

Tracy said...

Your poem is fun, Marie! And this ice cream post is dripping down to my elbow good...so delicious!! That sounds sounds heavenly...mmm...NOt even lunchtime and I want ice cream--LOL! Happy Day, sweet friend ((BIG HUGS))

Maggie said...

Blueberry ice cream with white chocolate chunks sounds so good and the sauce makes it look even more awesome!!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's amazing. I would have made ice cream soup.

Natashya said...

That looks so creamy and smooth.
I sent a copy of my version of the ice cream poem to hubby at work to cheer him up - thanks!

Grace said...

good heavens, i'm crazy about your additions! your final product is exactly my ice cream of choice right now, all the way from the swirl to the white chocolate chunks. my next experiment will definitely be this amazing white truffle sauce--bravo!

The DeL Sisters said...

White chocolate sounds lke a great addition! Yum!

Pamela said...

Holy cow!! Your ice cream looks divine. The sauce running down the ice cream...LUSCIOUS!

Teanna said...

I was going to try mine with white chocolate! I'm glad you did! It looks absolutely gorgeous!!

Christine said...

Love your poem and I am right with you in only using the ice cream maker once or twice! Your ice cream looks wonderful!

Bunny said...

Marie that looks decadent!! The color is beautiful! I just said to my hubby lastnight we need an ice cream maker and he said we have one! I totally forgot it was in the basement! we will be making some ice cream this weekend!!!

n.o.e said...

Ive only used my ice cream maker once or twice in 27 years! In fact I thought it was gone, but just found it yesterday.

Your ice cream is lovely - and so creative. Your cats + my dogs would be interesting!

Nancy
The Dogs Eat the Crumbs

Prudy said...

Are you just trying to torture me??? Chunks and a ripple and truffle sauce. Oh, why do you have to live an ocean apart if you are going to churn out stuff like this!:)
I love the poem, too.

Di said...

One of the reasons I love to make ice cream is that you can play around with the flavors and additions. I had the same problem with my ice cream maker gathering dust until I just forced myself to make a permanent spot for it in my freezer. I think I've got some bags of frozen fruits and veggies sitting in the center of it so at least it's not completely wasted space. =)

Gloria (Canela) said...

Marie This Ice cream is really to die for look absolutely yummy!!! Have a nice day!! xxGloria

Mary said...

Wow!! You sure took the recipe to the next level. It sounds amazing. What a great job you did. I can't wait to try that white chocolate sauce.

Mary Ann said...

Have to agree with you on this one-yummy! It looks delicious and decadent with the white truffle sauce!

Raquel said...

Ice cream, blueberries . .. what more could a person ask for? Chocolate, but you took care of that one! Looks fab, Marie! Although I think I will give the black bananas in a bunch a miss!

Much love - Raquel XO

SiHaN said...

you're sooo excited! haha. The icecream looks great too!

Melissa said...

Your ice cream puts mine to shame. The white chocolate truffle sauce looks to die for. Great job!

chocolatechic said...

Truffle sauce sounds so good

hoLLy said...

that poem is so cute-great job! and that icecream turned out perfect! i LOVE icecream. couldn't live without it! we traditionally make our own icecream on the two general conference weekends of the year. the kids love it! (and me too!)

Em said...

Wow that seriously looks tasty!!

have a delicious day :)

CB said...

White. chocolate. truffle. sauce?? I am sold! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

TeaLady said...

OH! OH! OH! White chocolate! Blueberry Swirl!! Truffle Sauce!!! MAAAVALOUS! Absolutely the best mix yet! Fantastic Job!!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

I love your whimsical little poem! I also adore all of those stunning photos! The first one with the cats is absolutely priceless!

Oh yes, and I thought the ice cream was wonderful too!

LyB said...

That white chocolate sauce is to die for! I rarely have enough room in my freezer as well, but I do try to find a place for my ice cream maker once in a while. :)

Quirky Celt said...

Wow! I want to climb into the screen and devour this right now for breakfast!!! :-O

xxx

Flourchild said...

Excellent pictures! I love your ice cream!

Erin said...

Your ice cream looks wonderful! I love that you used that white chocolate sauce. It looks delicious!

Lori said...

WOW, with that sauce, it looks even better...and it's mighty great looking on its own. So gorgeous!

The Becketts said...

Yum!! I want to take a bath in your white chocolate sauce.

Grammy Staffy said...

38 comments... wow... people must love your blueberry icecream idea... it looks so good...especially on this hot August day.
My little 6 year old granddaughter, Claire is spending a couple of days with us. We have had a fun morning making heart shaped blueberry waffles and going to a fun movie. We are home now to swim and then plant some more flowers in the patio. It has been so hot that my sweet peas all died....and so did the pansies.... so sad.

Maybe we can make your icecream later today if I can go get the ingredients. We could have it for our tea party.... because no day is complete without a tea party.

Claire and I send love. Grammy Lura

Flower said...

My mouth is watering!!

Maria said...

Great additions! I wish I could have a scoop!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Oh my, oh my oh my! Would you look at that ice-cream color! Love that you added white chocolate!

Engineer Baker said...

Dangit - blueberry ripple, seriously?! What, are you trying to get me to make this again?

Lynnylu said...

Fabulous!

marye said...

Marie it looks wonderful!

Rhondi said...

Hi Marie
You have the best looking food on your blog!! That ice cream looks so yummy. I like the poem too.
Hugs, Rhondi

Brooke said...

Yum, yum, yum.

Roni said...

Truly decadent...I think you nailed it!

Kelly H said...

The sauce looks amazing.. almost like the custard from the galette a few weeks back, but thicker.

Nice job!

Jacque said...

LOL, I hear you! I was eating the just blended "soup".

Your version sounds fantastic... and FANCY! The possibilities are endless with ice cream, aren't they?

Mara said...

Those ice cream shots look so wonderfully creamy...!!! Mine was more like sorbet cream. I love the white choco truffle additions..woo!

Sherry Trifle - Lovely Cats said...

Must have been absolutely delicious! Love the kitten picture and the cute poem.

Sharon said...

Yum. Looks great.

Brilynn said...

I love this ice cream as it is, but your additions make it even more fabulous!

kittymama said...

Gorgeous! I love the idea of adding white chocolate. I saw that on someone else's blog too and thought "duh, should've tried that myself". Well, that's just an excuse to make it again. Don't hate me but I have a full-size freezer in my basement and keep 2 freezer bowls in it at all times. You just never know when you will NEED to make an ice cream, or 2.