We love our little blog. It pushes us to be creative and look for new ideas and recipes. Just like when you read a terrific book or see a riveting movie, you can’t wait to talk to someone else about it, we can’t wait to share our latest and greatest discoveries with you each week. After more than four years of writing our blog, we still occasionally come across an idea or a recipe that exceeds our expectations. This week is one of those posts. Boozy Berry Ice Cream was a little experiment that we thought we would try out — we weren’t sure if it was exactly blog material. This funny little meme expresses how surprised we were after tasting Boozy Berry Ice Cream. Hopefully you like this week’s recipe as much as we did.
We (Rhonda) found the base recipe for our ice cream from an old post from Southern Living that Rhonda saved from 2013. Although this recipe requires you to use an ice cream freezer, it is quite simple to follow and is worth the effort. This is a delicious ice cream recipe for any flavor you would like to enjoy. It is made from cream cheese, half and half, sugar, buttermilk, vanilla and salt. The flavor of our ice cream was inspired by our favorite Tequila Strawberry Lime Ice Cream Pie. For the added flavor we used tequila, fresh strawberries, fresh basil, strawberry preserves, and crushed pretzels.
First make the base of the ice cream and process the ingredients in a blender. Cover and chill the base for at least 2 hours. Next you will pour the mixture into your ice cream freezer. (We had not pulled ours down from the highest shelf in the garage for over three years…) Freeze the ice cream according to the directions that came with your ice cream freezer. While the freezer is freezing the ice cream, prepare the other ingredients. Stir together tequila, chopped fresh strawberries, strawberry preserves and fresh basil. Next crush the pretzels. When the ice cream freezer stops, remove the ice cream and stir in strawberry mixture and pretzels making sure to mix well. Place in a tightly covered plastic container in the freezer for at least 1 hour.
Rhonda knew this was going to be good as soon as she licked the paddle from the ice cream freezer. The creamy, rich flavor of the ice cream is a delicious base for any flavor…look for other flavors coming your way soon!
Do you have an ice cream freezer? Give this recipe a try this weekend. You will be glad that you did.