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Tuesdays with Dorie: Unbelievably Good Chocolate Blueberry Ice Cream

December 13, 2011

Ice cream in winter? Yes, please! The Tuesdays with Dorie bakers pulled out their ice cream makers this week to make the last ice cream recipe in the book. Honestly, chocolate and blueberry didn’t sound like a great combination to me, but the story that Dorie wrote for this recipe was too funny: she stopped dating a guy because he ordered blueberry pie with chocolate ice cream! She obviously changed her mind about the combination, so I thought I should give it a try.


Thank you Laurie for hosting this recipe! She has the recipe posted today (or look on page 433 of Baking: From My Home to Yours). I also want to take a minute to thank Laurie, our group’s founder, for all she’s done over the years. I’m not sure what I expected when I joined the group, but I know I’ve gotten 1000% more out of it than I thought I would. I’m sad that it’s coming to an end, but so excited about the new group: we’ll be baking from another Dorie book, Baking with Julia!

Since TWD is coming to an end, the group is doubling up on recipes in November. The other recipe for this week is Puffed Double Plum Tart, selected by Julie of Someone’s in the Kitchen. I didn’t have a chance to make it, but check out Julie’s blog for the details.

What I did: I used all whole milk instead of a combination of whole milk and cream; I refrigerated the custard overnight before churning.

How it went: Cooking custard is not my favorite kitchen task, but all went well. Every time I make ice cream, I marvel at how easy it is! The recipe is a chocolate ice cream base with blueberry jam added after churning and before freezing.

How it tasted: The jam I used had tiny blueberries in it, and finding a blueberry in a bite of chocolate ice cream was a nice surprise. My husband liked it a lot, but didn’t think the blueberry added much; he thinks it’s hard to improve on chocolate ice cream. The chocolate ice cream itself was delicious, so the recipe is a good one to try with or without the jam.

I am finally getting back into the swing of being in the kitchen, after being away for a month. I just returned from a trip to Antarctica, South Georgia, and the Falkland Islands, where we saw lots of these:

And when I say lots, I mean lots:

The brown ones are teenage penguins

Along with some ice…

…and a lot of other things! Travel posts will be coming, hopefully before too long.


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12 comments

  1. What a wonderful adventure and recipe. Thanks for sharing! I will love to hear more from your trip.


  2. Wow you got to go to Antarctica! How fun. And cold. 😉
    Ice cream is cold, too. I’ll stick with that. Though we do love
    penguins here.
    I didn’t think the blueberry flavor was enough either. But it is
    a good ice cream!


  3. Ciao ! Lovely icecream but the young penguins stole my heart !!


  4. The ice cream looks fantastic..but that trip…wow!


  5. That looks like such an interesting trip! I couldn’t get my head around this flavor combination. I finally got curious and bought some blueberry jam, but haven’t had time to make it yet.


  6. Your ice cream looks lovely…I have all the ingredients and have been thinking about it, but you know me, I sorta have to work up to chocolate so it may or may not get made this week. Sigh. I am hoping to do the new book as well. Your trip looks/sounds fabulous….love the photos…there is just something that scream “Fun” about penguins…they are so cute and fun to watch.


  7. I was skeptical about this combination too so didn’t make time to fit the ice cream in my schedule, but it’s a candidate for the rewind next week for sure!

    I can’t wait to hear about your trip, it sounds amazing!!


  8. I love your wonderful icecream – and I agree, a stranmge combination, but good. Look at all of those penguins!!


  9. The ice cream looks good–a little odd, but good. I’m not a huge blueberry fan but Dave loves them, so this would be a great recipe for him.

    Love the photos!!


  10. Wow! What a trip you had! Can’t wait to read about the details.

    I loved the story behind that ice cream too!


  11. Oh my goodness! My husband is a big fan of Red Hat Linux, so, penguins are beloved in this house! What beautiful photos-I can’t wait to hear all about your trip! And that ice cream has me curious…it looks so good-and I have some wild Maine blueberry jam in the fridge…..


    • Jennifer, I have an inflatable Linux penguin on my desk at work! I don’t do anything with Linux, but I think it’s really cute.



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