Tuesdays With Dorie – Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream

I was really good this week, I swear!  After I made the decision to use an ice cream maker for this week’s recipe, I went right out and bought one.  I had all the ingredients in my fridge so that I could get right to it when I got back from my trip to Ocean City, MD.

Ice cream was a new and exciting challenge for me.  I conquered the oven and mastered the art of the leaky food processor.  I could make Dorie’s “Good For Anything Pie Dough” with my eyes closed.  I would even be able to tell you what a gallette was!  Then Dorie threw me for a loop–“baking” without baking.

I’ll tell you this much:  the recipe came together easily enough.  I had initial hesitance in bringing the solid items to a boil, but one should learn never to question Dorie Greenspan.  Ever.  If Dorie Greenspan told you to walk off a bridge, you should do it.  It would be a delicious and fattening trip.

And then to my shiny, new ice cream maker!  I opened the box and took stock.  I had managed to purchase an incomplete ice cream maker.  It didn’t have the metal ice cream canister or the lid, which were arguably the most important pieces of the ice-cream-maker.  I got what I deserved for buying an $18 ice cream maker at Wal Mart.

I went in to exchange my ice cream maker at Wallyworld, and they were out of stock.  I refunded my purchase onto a gift card (which will give me an excuse to purchase $5 DVDs in the future) and wandered away to Target.  I picked up a nicer (and complete) ice cream maker there.

When I returned home, I looked in the garage for what my parents assured me was rock salt.  Not rock salt.  It was chemical ice melt, which would probably cause my ice cream to eat through my esophagus.  And so I hopped into my poor car and began my second journey of the night.

The grocery store did not have any sort of rock salt.  It was only after asking three different associates at the Home Depot that I found my way to the “water softener” salts and ice cream salvation.

I huffed and puffed my way into my home carrying the sixty-pound bag of salt that I had purchased.  Sure, I only needed about half a cup of salt, but I had to get the best deal!  I’ll have enough salt to make ice cream when I’m dead.

By the time I got home, it was 8:00, meaning my ice cream wouldn’t be frozen to eleven or midnight.  Then, I’d have minimal turnaround time to take photographs, eat the stuff, and type out a silly blog entry for the next morning.

Was all the trouble worth it?  Well, yeah.  All of the pain and strife and gasoline expended on making Dorie’s creation only enhanced the obviously-delicious flavor.  Dorie:  you’ve not done me wrong yet.  Good show.

Random thought:  I’ve never had sour cream before.  It is disgusting on its own, and amazing in ice cream.

Here’s nutrition info for 1/4 of the recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 119 g
Amount Per Serving

Calories from Fat

% Daily Value*
Total Fat

Saturated Fat



Total Carbohydrates

Dietary Fiber



Vitamin A 13% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 7% Iron 1%
Nutrition Grade C-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

And since I have a captive audience!

Here is my girlfriend (Rachel) eating my sister’s (Melvin’s) face. The Ugly Dude is oddly indifferent.

And here is the Ugly Dude all cleaned up for his job interview. This is the first time in years that he has not looked like a dirty, dirty hippie.

31 Responses to “Tuesdays With Dorie – Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream”

  1. Oooh, I forgot to ask about the interview. How did it go?

    You are truly dedicated. I’m not sure that I would have made this if I didn’t already own an ice cream maker. Next time, really splurge and buy an electric one. $50 and no rock salt!

    Nice ice cream!

  2. Sorry about your troubles with the ice cream maker.

    I have a small electric one……uses no salt at all. Ice cream in half an hour.

    Also, where do you go to get your nutrition info. I like that.

  3. Thats some serious perseverence to make Ice Cream! Well done! I don’t think I’d have the patience to hunt down rock salt when its hard enough to find all the ‘pieces’ to my maker. Thankfully, I’ve got one with a ‘freeze ahead’ bowl.
    Your ice cream looks great, as does the haircut. Hope the interview went well.

  4. Making it without an ice cream maker was ridiculously simple – you should try it sometime. And that’s really funny about WalMart…you know, you can relax with the knowledge that your DVDs will be edited for any controversial content.

  5. Looks good! Glad you found some salt finally!

  6. ha ha a huge bag of salt, hilarious. you can get ice cream salt in a small box at whole foods actually, hehe, but it’s probably as much $$ as the 60lb bag from HD. i made my ice cream by hand after i couldn’t FIND our ice cream maker. looks great!

  7. Whoa, sounds exciting. Or annoying… Hopefully exciting. It looks like it came out beautifully. 60 pounds of rock salt, eh? That sounds exciting too.

  8. Dang boy. Talk about really wanting ice cream. We needed rock salt for this recipe? Oops. I think I used regular table salt for mine. Your ice cream looks delish. All your hard work paid off! Great job!
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  9. Your ice cream looks great! Glad you perservered with the ice cream machine.

  10. Somewhere around here I think I still have a mostly full bag of Morton rock salt (only 2 or 3 pounds, not 60) from the one time I used my needs-ice-and-salt ice cream maker. One time and one time only. It has the advantage of making a much larger quantity than my throw-the-canister-in-the-freezer model, but is much more messy and annoying to use. =)

  11. I would agree that all of that pain and trekking all over your town to get what you needed was worth it. I would go through much greater ordeals for this ice cream… it rocked! Yours looks delish!

  12. what a journey! that was a lot of trouble you went through, but it sure looks great.

  13. “It would be a delicious and fattening trip”

    ha, ha, so true! I’m quickly learning to make partial recipes. And I’m finding worthy causes to donate my finished products.

  14. Sad commentary for Walmart. Oh, well. Glad you were able to conquer the obstacles and keep your esophagus intact.

  15. I love it when Target comes to the rescue and a big ‘Hooray!’ for not melting your esophagus.

    That would have been a mess.

  16. Well I’m honored to have had some influence in your stimulation of our weakened economy and I’m pleased that you ended up enjoying the results. And now I know where to turn when I need to borrow a cup or 20 of salt.

  17. chemical ice melt is definitely not “food safe!” your ice cream came out great, but how have you never had sour cream before?

  18. Wow – too funny. And every week, I forget and scroll to the bottom of your post and see the nutrition facts. Dangit.

  19. I have to say your ice cream turned out much better than mine. Yours looks awesome indeed. Great job! And holy crap, 1/4 recipe only has 255 calories? I am totally going to go get some more ice cream. Woot!

    ps. I hope the job interview went well!

    pps. You don’t have to use rock salt. You can use (a lot of) regular table salt. I do it all the time. Although, my ice cream maker did just die. Oh no, do you think it died from table salt? Auggghhhhhh!

  20. Duuuuuuuuude. Awesome interview makeover shot at the end. From dirty hippie to Don Draper in one easy post.

  21. Gotta admire your perseverance. It would take more than the potential for great ice cream to get me to set foot in Wal Mart.

  22. I’m impressed with your dedication and you certainly got the job done! Congrats on your first homemade ice cream experience!

  23. Sheesh Dude you really went all out to make this ice cream. I have a really old ice cream maker that requires rock salt. I found mine(the salt) At Wally World last year. It’s a 4 lb box and it says Morton Rock Salt on the front. It has a picture of a girl holding a umbrella sprinkling salt. But I guess now that you have a 1000 pound bag of salt you should be cool! Oh ..your ice cream turned out scrumptious looking!

  24. Hahah great post as always! The ice cream looks great, and so do you before you interview. Hope it went well!

  25. Dude! Rock(salt) on! You get the perseverance award for this week. Your ice cream looks great. I hope you are totally proud of yourself because you’ve come a long way so quickly. Personally I’m proud of you!!!

    Have a delicious day 🙂

  26. that sounds like a tasty dessert, sir.. – i’m a big blueberry fan.. just had some with cottage cheese for a late night snack while watching Vantage Point last night..

  27. Looks like you have about 59 3/4lbs worth of reasons to make more ice cream. It looks great. And an excellent post, as usual. Hope the interview went well, you looked great in both pics.

  28. We had trouble finding rock salt here as well–no one had any idea what we were talking about at the store, and then when some was located in the back, it didn’t ring up at all at the register. Interesting. Glad you enjoyed making the ice cream 🙂

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