We still have quite a lot of blueberries from our picking adventure down the road, so I used them to make Cathy Burgett's berry sherbet. I seriously love that woman! Not only was she the best baking instructor EVER, but she is a wonderful friend, and made us the best wedding cake of all time! I have sometimes considered asking her to adopt me.
I actually made two attempts at this sherbet. The recipe calls for Creme de cassis, or black currant liqueur. We didn't have enough, so I thought (ok, so I didn't really think) I would use blackberry brandy to fulfill the amount needed. BAD idea! The brandy was so terribly strong, it was like booze sherbet that I accidentally dropped blueberries into while inebriated! Not really the best.
So, I tried it again. I told you we had a lot of berries sitting around! This time I didn't use any liqueur at all, mostly because I used it all up last time. The texture was slightly different, but still nicely creamy, with a ton of real berry flavor. I love it!!! I have been eating it non-stop! Good thing my PJ's have an elastic waistband!
Cathy's berry sherbet
3 cups blueberries (or 1 lb.)
1/2 cup creme de cassis
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup superfine sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
-Put washed blueberries in a blender or food processor with the sugar and blend until smooth.
-Add lemon juice, liqueur and cream. Stir to combine.
-Freeze in an ice cream maker according to manufacturers instructions.
-Remove to the freezer and freeze until firm before serving.
Seriously. That's it! You could use any type of berry! I really want to try this with raspberries, and maybe swirl in some fudgyness too. Could be good!
I had waaay too much fun taking pictures of this sherbet.
It was just so pretty!
I love the color...
...almost as much as I love eating it!
Tomorrow we are off to the Saanich fair on Vancouver Island. It rained last year, so this time it's sure to be better. I am particularly excited about the fantastic farmer's market that is a part of the fair! I hope to be coming home with a huge load of produce! Can't wait!
Until next time, bloggies!