Thursday, March 7, 2013

blackberry oreo ice cream, and the newest addition to our family!


As some of you may already know, three weeks ago I gave birth to my third baby!  This explains why I've been M.I.A, in case you were wondering!  But in the weeks right before I gave birth, I became really obsessed with Oreo cookies.  Especially in ice cream.  Maybe it was because I was very pregnant!  Or maybe it's just because I love Oreo cookies.  In any case, I made lots and lots of coffee oreo ice cream, as well as mint oreo ice cream.  (Those are my two current favorites!)



But after making multiple batches of each, I wanted to try something new.  So I started flipping through my copy of Sweet Cream and Sugar ConesBi-Rite Creamery's ice cream book (which was given to me by my good friend - thanks, Diana!).  And that's when a recipe for blackberry ice cream caught my eye.  Now, I've made Blackberry Frozen Yogurt before, but for some reason I have yet to make it in ice cream form.  So I decided to try it out - with a twist.  I've heard of blackberry chip ice cream before, basically blackberry ice cream with chocolate chips or chunks in it, so why not try it with Oreo cookies instead?


I started by cooking my blackberries with sugar on the stove for about 10 minutes, until the berries broke apart and the resulting fruity syrup had reduced.  Then I pureed it and strained it, and then made my ice cream base (the usual egg yolks, sugar, heavy cream, and milk, cooked on the stove to form a custard).  Once that was ready, I combined the custard base with the pureed blackberries, and let it cool in the fridge overnight.

The next day, I was ready to churn my ice cream!  I added my chopped Oreo cookies during the last 5 minutes of churning, and then I let it set in the freezer overnight.  And then it was time to taste it!  The blackberry ice cream was smooth, creamy, and tart.  At first I wasn't sure if the Oreo cookies went well with the blackberry.  And then I decided, yes, Oreo cookies go well with everything!  Or maybe that was just my pregnancy taste buds talking!


And now for a few pictures of the newest addition to our family, baby Micah!  He joins his siblings Matthew and Melodie, and together they are now referred to as The Three Musketeers :)








18 comments:

  1. Micah is such a cute name and he is absolutely adorable! Melodie seems to like him a lot. :) I've only used my ice cream maker a couple times, but after seeing this post, I want to go try to make some ice cream with oreos in it! :D

    http://ahemitsemme.blogspot.com/

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    1. @Emily - thank you! can't wait to see your oreo ice cream!

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  2. Congratulations on your new arrival. Looking forward to see more sweet posts from you.

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  3. Congratulations on having Micah. I love his name and the meaning of it. The ice cream recipe looks delicious.

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  4. Oh my gosh, SO SWEET!!!! He's beautiful. Congratulations.

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  5. Aww! Such a wonderful bundle of joy! Congrats! :)

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  6. Congratulations on the arrival of your little one, he's very cute :D

    I'm currently pregnant with my first and very excited about becoming a mum - this recipe is great, I have gained an exceptional sweet tooth as this pregnancy has progressed! :)

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  8. Congrats!!!!!

    The ice cream looks great.

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  9. icecreams are heavenly!
    but a baby is wonderful! i'll try to do it at home :P
    Congratulations!

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  10. The cake looks good for children. It's cute and it looks so sweet! Thank you so much for sharing this more powers.

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  11. Beautiful family! Congratulations!

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  12. Bravo pour votre talent de pâtissière! Et votre très belle famille!
    Marie-Alice
    http://lavieau33.canalblog.com/

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