Can you believe it ~ this weekend kicks off the lazy days of Summer!
Red, white & blue holidays ~ baseball, hot dogs, apple pie & fabulous homemade ice cream.
I’m more than ready!
I thought I would go ahead & practice (wink wink) making Sweet Cream (BLUE) ice cream. To be honest, I’ve never tinted ice cream before, but I knew I wanted a fun blue color for the coming holiday weekend. So I got to work. Well, it was more like fun. Because if you have one of these puppies…the process is so quick!
If you don’t have one ~ trust me, you’ll use it like crazy this Summer!
Okay here’s my recipe for
Sweet Cream (Blue) Ice Cream:
2 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 cup of whole milk
1/2 whipping cream
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 Tablespoons good vanilla extract
15-20(?) drops of blue liquid food coloring
Combine creams & milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring mixture to almost a boil (about 6-8 minutes) Reduce heat to low.
Meanwhile beat yolks, sugar & vanilla in a separate bowl about 2 minutes until mixture is a nice yellow color.
Add 4-6 Tablespoons of the hot milk mixture to your bowl of yolks & stir together. Then gradually add your yolk mixture slowly into the cream/milk mixture. Stir continuously so that the eggs don’t become scrambled. Cook together over low heat until the mixture thickens & it starts to stick to the spoon. About 4-5 minutes. *let cool completely*
Once your mixture has cooled, drop several drops of blue food coloring in your mixture. Stir & see as you go for your desired blue color.
When cool pour into your Ice Cream Maker, turn the machine on & let it do all the work for you. Around 30 minutes or so. To serve harder ice cream, you will need to store in the freezer *in air tight container*, more than likely overnight or at least for several hours.
Now for the Patriotic Cones:
It’s like 1-2-3 & you’re done, I promise.
I used of course, Wilton’s White Melting Chips. (half a bag will make a box of sugar dipped cones)
1 box of sugar cones
red, white & blue sprinkles
melt the white chocolate as directed. i use a glass measuring cup. it’s just easier that way, because you can see through it.
i dipped the cones in one by one – twirled them around in the melted chocolate.
placed them on wax paper & sprinkled with sprinkles.
I do declare these are the perfect way to welcome Summer & celebrate the holiday.
I even sprinkled some with pink sprinkles for you-know-who in the family.
For the love of all things holy – this sweet cream ice cream, melted white chocolate & sprinkles blended in with a sugar cone, might be the closest thing to heaven on earth.
Happy Summer, Y’all!!!!
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