Ruminative waffle. Much of my ‘work’ is fortunately back-lit by humour. Daily discourse with smart, savvy, warm and witty people who are mostly in need of some joined-up-thinking. Some are quite buttoned up, whereas others aspire toward the risqué with waspish intensity. Vicissitudes voiced in the wilderness of obviousness (you heard it here first). So often, as we give lip service to a concern, we find sense during our own narrative and resolve swiftly follows.
With this as reassurance……
I was conversing with the contents of the fridge. Joining the every day natter between ingredients and their across-the-board qualities, nothing weird you understand?
“We are already a serious item” said the blueberries and lime
“I will not countenance such goings on in here.” I declare in my clipped 1950’s BBC style English elocution.
“Just lighten up’.” Said the cool creme fraiche?
“Blueberries, fresh lime, Greek yoghurt, creme fraiche” my retort. “Let’s be honest fellas, it’s not new and I choak on ‘re-worked, re-envisioned, reconsidered, re-enlivened tosh.”
“It will be like a depth charge to the arteries, puckering them into a workout with the lack of sugar and fat?” Said a cheery Chorizo. ‘Absolument!’ Interceded a skinny French trimmed rack of lamb and with that a veritable, verbal vegetable riot ensued. The door alarm started beeping loudly, as if a referee, or maybe at being left open for too long in my daydream. I just shut them in to sort themselves out. It’s Fridge Raid Monday – Yay! My master chef-esque mystery / misery / ice box challenge.
Zest of 1-2 limes or lemons over fresh or frozen blueberries swiftly followed by their juice.
Half a cup of lavender sugar and decent squidge of local lavender honey, ordinary sugar and honey will be fine, but this is why I nagged you to make some lavender sugar last summer, layers of flavour and no effort? Return the sweet and sharp flavoured fruits to the freezer to macerate, infuse and meld in its ‘love in’. Note: This is such a useful pudding should unexpected guests arrive.
The only yoghurt I prefer to use to set in the style of ice cream is Greek. No wishy-washy Yo here, particularly as it sets like a brick, is less tart and lacks oomph. Such an elegant and exquisite technical culinary expression. The skinny thin stuff makes fabulous ice lollies or popsicles. Go Greek style and Zero for this one and sweeten to your preference.
Combine the sweetened, sharpened, frozen fruits, with the dairy in a food processor. Whizz, taste and adjust to personal requirement. I prefer a little texture of fruit, so just stop the whizzing business when it suits. Job done!
The other option shown is slight variation. A combination of equal quantities of frozen blueberries and greek yoghurt, squidge of honey, a drop of vanilla extract, tiny pinch of salt, lime juice (and zest), a dash of Cassis, I also included a dash of violet liqueur in this instance, from a miniature included in a Christmas hamper. The taste was wonderful and colour became exceptional as you can see.
Whizz in a processor or blender, serve immediately for a yummy healthy soft serve frozen dessert or return to the freezer.
Store in a suitable freezer tub or as shown in disposable champagne flutes. Serve from same or maybe get a little creative on the plate with freeze dried raspberries, fresh blueberries, edible flowers and petals.
You are so creative!
Love the vibrant colours… looks so tempting!
Love your writing style! And love the colours on this!
Yummy and pretty and uses my favourites..blueberries!
Looks like it belongs in a Michelin starred restaurant! Will definitely give it a try! 🙂
These looked soooooo….. good that I suddenly found myself licking my I-pad.
Looks super delicious 😊
OMG I think I am in heaven , icecream is my favorite food, I can survive on ice cream only, so many gorgeous flavors and photos!
That looks BEAUTIFUL!!! What a great plating!
Yum! Looks awesome
Wow… This is amazingly creative!!
That’s just stunning!
That’s just stunning!
Food art 🙂
Beautiful, and yes I do the same, look into my “mystery box” for my next inspiration! I loooove masterchef Australia! Btw a question about lavender sugar, do you actually use the lavender in the sugar or do you separate it, and if so how?…it’s just I have some and I’m not sure how to use it!
Indeed I do M’am, and will be returning to sugars and the like shortly, me thinks x See https://ice-cream-magazine.com/2013/04/28/lavender-sugar/
Wow!! it’s so beautiful, and you make it sounds so simple, Love it!
The colors alone hie me a power boost! Georgeous!
Yes, those colors – oh, my!
Looks yummy. You can’t go wrong with blueberries and Greek yogurt!
Wonderful mouth-watering blog!
This looks so yummy and delicious. So impressive. I love blue berries. I’m not into yogurt anymore but I may have to make an exception for this recipe.
Great post-love the description and photos.
This looks and sounds amazing
You made this yourself? It looks very professional! And the photographs also..!
Everything on the site M’am! Xxx
I just wanted to tell you that your site is beautiful. I am just starting out and trying to remember not to just take hasty shots with my camera phone, so your photos are an inspiration to me. I keep coming back to this particular post because the presentation is just stunning. Thank you!
Amazing work… your blog is making me very hungry heehee
Wow, this looks really amazing (and easy as well…)! Congratulations for your blog!
Simply beautiful. It’s always such a pleasure visiting your site.
Creative and looks delicious 🙂 thank you for sharing this post! x
This just looks soooooooo pretty xx
This looks breathtakingly beautiful! I know what I will be making for a treat this weekend… this delicious yoghurty blueberry delight!
Perhaps you could consider being a guest blogger on my site? This recipe would be perfect as it seems very manageable for kids to make with their parents, not to mention it is packed with antioxidants and only the good stuff 🙂
I look forward to hearing back from you,
All the best.
Hi just hit the reblog and I will approve M’am xx
Many thanks Panz!
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A vibrant, creative and healthy dessert fit for anyone any day!
Ahhhh!……so refreshing, creative and healthy. Love blueberries…my faves! Have some in the freezer; will be attempting to do something with them soon. Thanks for sharing.
P.S. Thanks for visiting my blog.
This sounds amazing and I have lavender sugar just waiting to be used! Thank you.
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