Friday, July 2, 2010

Blueberry Quark Ice Cream!

The Summer is in full swing here, the sun is shining, birds chirping, long hand in hand walks, short clothes and smiling and happy faces everywhere.

Summer also brings lots of fruits, in fact most of my favourite fruits, strawberries, cherries, melons, blueberries... I love it.

Yesterday, going through my refrigerator, I noticed a half used can of cream, some leftover quark and blueberries...and the recipe for this icecream was born! It was killing two birds with one stone. Of course, this being a veggie blog, I unfortunately cannot put up any recipes with the killed birds :-) 



Am gonna try out something similar with other berry sorts, maybe even a mix of different types of berries. 


Ingredients

1/3 cup - blueberries
4 tbsp - brown sugar (more or less)
130 gram - quark (i used lean quark)
1/2 cup - cream
1/4 tsp - lemon rind
mint leaves to garnish

Method


  1. Place the blueberries and sugar in a pan and cook on a medium heat, stirring continuosly, until the fruit is soft. Add the lemon rind and mix well. Let the cooked fruit cool completely.
  2. Place the quark and cream in a food processor and process till smooth. 
  3. Add the blueberries and process again.
  4. Transfer to a plastic container, cover and freeze till half set.
  5. Place the half set ice cream in the food processor and process again. Transfer to the plastic container and freeze again till half set. Repeat one for time. 
  6. After the third time, let it set completely.
  7. Remove from the freezer 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with mint leaves.
Serves 4




I fell in love with the colour of this icecream ... Don't you find this colour pretty? 


It not only looked good but tasted great too. A great way to enjoy a hot summer day :-)

Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!

61 comments:

  1. Rachana,
    Blueberry quark icecream looks very colorful and delicious.
    Quark is new to me but just now checked on google and understood that it is fresh cheese.Nice to know that this cheese is rennet free.Did you use lean quark or quark with cream?Please let me know.

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  2. What a lovely post Rachana! Beautiful clicks too; perfect for summer!

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  3. Lovely ice cream, sure it must have tasted delicious. Happy weekend for you too:-)

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  4. Ce qu'il nous faut absolument avec la chaleur de ces jours-ci.
    J'aime beaucoup.
    je te prends une boule ou deux.
    A bientôt.

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  5. Nice blueberry quark ice cream Rachana, I like the color. Quark is new to me. Delicious summer treat.

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  6. What a beautiful ice cream! Love the color....perfect for a hot summer day like today.

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  7. wht a gorgeous eyecatchy color...wonderful looking and tasting icecream...very unique....yummmmmmmmmmmo

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  8. Absolutely beautiful presentation and delicious summer dessert! Compliments and XO!

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  9. Gorgeous n yummy ice cream...lov the clicks

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  10. Wow this looks fabulous. I've never heard of or tried quark. Wonderful post!

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  11. wow...very innovative..love the color of it...looks very very pretty...feel like grabbing that bowl of ice cream and indulge myself...yummie..have a nice weekend...tk care!

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  12. wt a gorgeous eye-catchy color...wonderful looking and tasting ice cream..

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  13. Looks colorful and tempting!!

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  14. Yum Yum Yum mmyyy Rachana:)


    Look similar to market one:)

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  15. Hey Quark is not available never my place...what can i replace it with?

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  16. rachana what a delicious icecream.icecram are always good and really good for this hot summer.

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  17. ice cream has nice color indeed..good one

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  18. This really looks wonderful. You have the instincts of a recipe developer. I really like what you've done here. I'll bet this is delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  19. The ice cream looks so pretty... lovely color! It seems so creamy and luscious!

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  20. yes rachana its very pretty..loved it..

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  21. Lovely color, looks awesome and yummy. Beautiful pic.

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  22. Waow,I love the new look of your blog! Very stylish! Now, about the blueberry ice-cream, waow, all I can say is waow, must be so creamy and delicious! I love blueberries and they are so healthy, too :-)
    Beautiful pics!

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  23. yummmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy...... look at the pics..no one can go by without looking more than twice :)....superb.....

    was quite busy these days thats y i couldnt drop in..now for sure gonna keep ur recipes on track :)

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  24. Very beautiful and droolworthy icecream, such a guilt free dessert, awesome clicks Rachana..

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  25. What a lovely ice cream! Tempting!

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  26. Beautiful color and unique combo, yummy....

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  27. Oh boy, that looks very tempting...must be delicious...love the addition of berries:)

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  28. Quark is new to me...I have to google...But yes, I agree with you that the color is really beautiful..Looks very creamy and delicious. Fab clicks

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  29. wah ! perfect for this day. I live in Paris and the weather is very very hot today !! so i need it !! :) kiss

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  30. Envy u guys for having easy access to all these exotic fruits, so very rare for us here in India. Looks yummy!!!

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  31. Perfect!
    I want some too! It's so darn hot today.

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  32. Perfect for indian summers!! Loved the colors.. Yummmm...Can I take a bite please? :)
    The octopus has predicted German win!
    Enjoy! :)

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  33. Lovely and yummy..unique combo,looks very tempting.

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  34. such lovely pictures...can't resist the ice cream..yummy

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  35. Love colour dear, such tempting clicks, beautiful

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  36. who doesnt crave for ice creams? i love any kinda berry..looks great

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  37. yum, yum, yumilicious..never heard of "quark" before..what would be a good substitute for it?

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  38. Yummy icecream dear! Beautiful color!! Reminds me of black currant ice cream from Naturals in Mumbai

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  39. I've heard loads about quark, I really have to try cooking with it someday!

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  40. Fantastic colour ice cream looks so mouth watering delicious.

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  41. Yes, definitely!
    Hope Messi scores but Germany wins finally ;)
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  42. I've never had quark but I recently found it in whole foods and really want to try it! I think I found the perfect recipe... :P

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  43. Blueberry ice cream!!!
    have never tried, but wud luv to try 4 sure!!!
    nice cool color n cool pic.

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  44. Looks fab...nice pics...

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  45. That looks so delicious! A great way to use up leftovers :)

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  46. I love blueberry and this is the 3rd recipe I am seeing here today.Lovely click and the color looks gorgeous!!!

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  47. une glace des plus irrésistible fraiche savoureuse et bien parfumée
    j'adore
    bon weekend

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  48. Oh my thats fantastic! I love the color..so fresh and yumm!

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  49. looks sooo tempting!! Yum!!

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  50. yummy... soooooo tempting...

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  51. Love the gorgeous berry color :D

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  52. Mmh, I even have an ice-cream machine, so this is perfect (will have to find a substitute for Quark though, they don't have that in the UK). Perfect dish to enjoy while watching our fabulous football team ;-)

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  53. delicious icecream. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmy!!!!

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  54. yummy, looks so delicious and perfect pictures too!

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  55. Very pretty n perfect pictures too. a unique blend and surely an awesome ice cream too.Yummy!!!

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  56. Lovely post Rachana. Awesome color and yummy ice cream dear.

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