On less of a baking note, I was a bit of a Susie Homemaker today, too, and in the not so bakerly department. Laundry was washed. Toilets (yick) were scrubbed. So were the tubs. I ran the vacuum. Twice. Even the stairs, which I never vacuum because it irritates me. I don’t know why, so don’t ask. I think it’s the attachment feature. I am not an attachment person…even on a shiny pink Dyson.
Okay, back to blueberries.
I also kept out enough to make the most fabulous Blueberry Frozen Yogurt. Now wait, before you run off…. It’s more of a gelato or sorbet to me – not like any frozen yogurt I have ever had. Not like a vanilla ice cream with blueberries for flavor – this is pure, unadulterated Blueberry Bliss. Kid you not, it may be the best frozen food I have ever eaten. Seven threw a fit when I told him there was no more. You should have seen his face. Torture, I tell you.
The reason I threw this deliciousness together was because I was cruising a few Daring Baker sites on Monday and ran across a picture and recipe for Blueberry Ice Cream at Half Baked. It looked delish, and I knew I would have enough blueberries. What I didn’t have was half and half, but I did have yogurt. Here is the recipe I used, adapted from the recipe I found at Half Baked. Enjoy!!
makes about 1 quart
2 cups fresh blueberries (see Half Baked recipe for frozen berry substitution)
1 cup vanilla sugar (regular sugar will work too)
2/3 cup water
1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1 tsp. grated orange zest
1 cup plain yogurt
1/2 Tbsp. grated lemon zest
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
Combine Vanilla Sugar, 1/2 cup berries, and Water in saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Add orange zest and extract to boiling liquid for 1 minute, remove from heat.
Pour liquid over remaing blueberries, allow to cool. After cooled, process mixture along with yogurt, lemon juice and zest in food processor for several minutes, pulsing occasionally. You may strain processed puree if you wish – I did not. Place mixture in refridgerator until cool, then add to ice cream maker and follow manufacturers instructions. Freeze for 2 to 3 hours before serving.
Once frozen, remove from freezer for 10 minutes before serving. Serve with fresh blueberries and freshly grated lemon zest.