Today it is all about Red, White and Blue! I am excited to be a part of a group of 110 bloggers bringing you the ultimate Red, White and Blue Roundup! A special thanks to The Cards We Drew for putting it all together! Be sure to scroll all the way down to the bottom to check out all the other ideas.
Today I am sharing with you a recipe for one of those “food memories.” I have always had this memory of blue ice cream. What kid doesn’t love blue ice cream? But this ice cream wasn’t the typical bubble gum blue ice cream. I remember going to the local drive in and ordering blue ice cream. I didn’t have a memory of what it tasted like I just remembered blue ice cream. I have never seen it since. Recently my best friend from childhood posted a picture of blue ice cream on her Facebook page and I knew that it was the blue ice cream “food memory” I’ve had for years.
So my food memory is called Blue Moon. I grew up in Wisconsin and Blue Moon ice cream is usually only found in Wisconsin and the upper midwest states. The story of where Blue Moon ice cream came from is a little mysterious. If you want to read more about the history of Blue Moon ice cream check out this article.
So what does Blue Moon ice cream taste like? It has a fruity flavor and has been described as tasting like the leftover milk after eating a bowl of Fruit Loops. When I first told a friend that she wasn’t too sure about it but it is delicious – trust me!
The flavor comes from a combination of lemon, vanilla and raspberry extract. Raspberry extract can be a bit of a challenge to find. I never could find it at any of my local grocery stores so I ordered it on Amazon. You can also use pureed raspberries in place of the extract which I did for one batch. It was yummy but I definitely liked it better with the raspberry extract.
The flavor of Blue Moon did not disappoint my childhood memories. It is yummy! Everyone that I shared it with loved it!
The blue color comes from blue food coloring. I wish I had gotten mine a little more blue – next time I’ll add a little more blue food coloring.
1. Melt chocolate and dip top of cone into chocolate.
2. Sprinkle with sprinkles.
3. Allow chocolate to set.
- 1 C whole milk
- ½ C sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1½ C heavy whipping cream
- ½ tsp blue food coloring (or amount needed to get desired color)
- 3 tsp vanilla pudding mix (the powder)
- 1 tsp raspberry extract or 1 C raspberries, pureed
- 1 tsp lemon extract
- Scald 1 C milk in a pan (heat it just until it begins to boil)
- Add in sugar and salt and stir
- Add in whipping cream, vanilla, pudding, raspberry and lemon extract
- Add blue food coloring to desired color
- Chill in fridge until cold
- Process in ice cream maker
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