Red White & Sweet Blue Ice Cream

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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Comments

  1. Don’t know if it is the same but they have blue icecream here in the shops too. They call it smurf icecream. I have never tasted it, can’t get over the fact the food shouldn’t be blue.
    But it sure looks good. Love the sprinkles on the cones too.

  2. What a fun ice cream!

  3. Mmmm….This looks divine! I just bought an ice cream maker and this is a recipe I am definitely going to try. Maybe I’ll tint mine “reddish” for Canada Day. Oh – and red sprinkles on the cones. Thanks for the ideas!!

  4. How cute!! And yummy too. :) I think I may have given our ice cream maker away…this makes me want to go pick another one up!

  5. A most excellent cool summer treat! I love the dipped cones!!

  6. A most excellent cool summer treat! I love the dipped cones!!

  7. This just screams summer!!

    Thanks so much for linking up Kellie! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/summer-ideas/

    Have a safe and fabulous holiday weekend!

  8. How fun! My kids would love this. May have to try it for the 4th of July!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  9. Yum! That looks good…perfect for summer. I’d love it if you would consider sharing it with our Summer Recipes linky party. We’re two blogs sharing one combined linky party for double exposure.

    Shasta
    http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/summer-recipes-and-all-stars-linky.html

  10. Love it! I would love for you to link up to The CSI Project this week. The challenge is Patriotic Projects! Hope to see you there.

    http://www.thecsiproject.com

    XOXO
    Dee, the CSI Girl

    PS email because I would love to have you as a guest judge too!
    dee@thecsiproject.com

  11. I would love for you to guest post this recipe (including those adorable cones!) this summer (maybe for the 4th of July?) for my I scream you scream series! Email
    Me if you’re game. I’d love to have you! :)

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