It had to happen, I just had to try making ice cream again, and what I came up with are these blueberry lemon ice cream! I think that making my own ice cream is my new addiction, right next to coffee and Netflix! Because whipping this up was so easy, and it turned out so good, I figured I should share the recipe with you as well!
And you know how blueberry lemon muffins are delicious? Now imagine more creamy and refreshing version, and what you have are these blubbery lemon ice cream.
This time it was my two and a half-year old Rose who was helping me making these, and I must tell you, she did enjoy all the mixing and the licking it involved!
Hers what you’ll need:
1 cup whipping cream 1 tablespoon sugar 1 can sweetened condensed milk 2 cups blueberries ( plus 1/2 cup for decorating) 1 teaspoon of peeled lemon
First whip up your cream with sugar. Second, mash the blueberries with the hand mixer. Set them aside. Now, mix gently the whipped cream with the condensed milk: that’s your toddlers job! Add the mashed blueberries and the lemon peel. Mix together. Pour in to your freezer friendly dish of choice. Put in the freezer fir at meat 30 minutes before adding blueberries on top ( otherwise they’ll sink) and freeze fir another 6 hours before serving.
I know, it’s childishly easy, but I really hope you’ll try them on the next hot summer day, they’re so good! And while you do, don’t forget to involve your kids in preparation, who knows, maybe later they’ll want to help you with dinner!
I’m so happy to be a part of this years 4th Annual Handmade Holidays Blog Hop! This amazing idea was brought to life a couple of years ago while looking for hand made gift ideas. So here it is, a resource dedicated JUST to handmade gift ideas. With over 100 amazing, creative bloggers in the craft industry, as well as some cool product manufacturers, this Handmade Holidays Blog Hop is a plethora of inspiring gift ideas! And all of them you can actually make to give to your friends, family, and colleagues.
I invite you to Pin and bookmark these ideas for this holiday season and to use throughout the year! Each day of the hop features approximately 30 gift projects and you can “hop” from one blog to another to check them all out.
So now, let’s start with my handmade gift idea:
lemon & poppyseed goat milk soap ! This all natural, exfoliating, lemon & poppyseed soap bars are so easy to make, and make for a perfect little handmade gift.
All you need are these three ingredients :
Goat milk soap base Lemon zest Poppyseed
Start by cutting the soap base in to cubes. I used one third of the packaged ( 3 cups of soap base) for the first poppyseed layer, and then I used another one third for the lemon layer.
Melt your soap base in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir it, melt again for 30 seconds and stir again. Repeat until liquid.
Add lemon zest and poppy seeds, stir, and pour in your mould. I used a simple baking dish.
For a second layer repeat all of the above, just forget the poppy seeds, and double the lemon zest. I sprinkled some more poppy seeds on top, just because it’s more pretty like that :).
Give it around an hour to set, and then simply cut the pieces out, like you would a cake !
I think that these rustic, lemon & poppyseed soap bars are so pretty that they don’t need much gift wrap. Just a simple string and a piece of fresh spruce.
So my handmade gift is done, simply wrapped and handed with a hand made Christmas card . And I’m pretty sure that my friends and your friends will love these little lemon & poppyseed soaps, that feel and smell like they came from a very fancy spa!
Back when I was little we used to make this cake a lot me and my mom, especially in the end of winter and for Easter. It’s moist, wonderfully lemony and it has this perfect balance of sweet and sour. Yesterday we had a rainy day, so I’ve decided to make this gorgeous lemon cake, and it did rise ours spirits ! It takes a little bit more effort than what I usually put in to baking, but still it doesn’t take longer than 20 minutes of preparation!
Cake : 2 1/4 flour 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder Pinch of salt
1 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup soft butter Lemon zest ( from 2 lemons)
3 eggs 1/2 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup buttermilk ( or milk with 1 teaspoon of vinegar )
Icing: 1 1/2 cup icing sugar 2 tablespoons lemon juice
Mix sugar with butter and zest. When well mixed together slowly add eggs, followed by lemon juice and buttermilk. When the mixture is well blended add the dry ingredients. Pour the batter in to a baking dish and bake for around 45 minutes on 350F.
To make the icing simply mix the icing sugar with the lemon juice. But before you start icing make sure that your cake cooled down completely.
Serve with herbal tea and pretend that it’s four o clock :). You’ll love it, I’m sure !