Tuesday, November 30, 2021

'Tis the Season for Blue! PLUS My No-Churn 4-Ingredient Blueberry Ice Cream Recipe


Is it Christmas 2021 already? I can’t believe it’s been a year since we’ve celebrated the holidays under lockdown. Luckily, with the country slowly opening up, we might be able to spend more time outside and finally meet up with more relatives and pals.

 

During the “holiday rush” last year, I remember how everyone resorted to buying everything online. Food, gifts, clothes, plants, decors, school supplies, gadgets, you name it. Essential or non-essential – you can find it on the internet!

 

The pandemic has also resulted in unfavorable eating practices. Hands up if you’re guilty of this. I sure am. But I’m now acting, and I’m re-adopting healthier lifestyle habits.

 

This brings me to one of my most favorite activities during quarantine – cooking! A healthful lifestyle involves eating wholesome, nutrient-dense foods. There should also be variety in the food we consume. I try to find balance whenever I cook for my family: veggies, fruits, meats, beans, dairy, the list goes on.

 

My kids can be picky eaters at times, but I’m glad they enjoy snacking on fruits, and one of their favorites is blueberries. They taste so good! It’s sweet and tart and oh so juicy! I love that my kids love them, too, because blueberries:

 

πŸ’™ are a good source of vitamin C that helps support the body’s immunity.

πŸ’™ are a good source of dietary fiber that makes us feel full longer and contributes to a healthy heart.

πŸ’™ are an excellent source of vitamin K that regulates blood clotting and bone metabolism.

πŸ’™ are an excellent source of manganese that supports bone development.

πŸ’™ are low in sodium, virtually has no fat, and has zero cholesterol.

 

I’m glad that blueberries can be enjoyed year-round, thanks to USA Blueberries! Fresh blueberries are harvested during spring and summer in many parts of the U.S., and when it’s off-season, blueberries can still be enjoyed frozen or canned.


 

Blueberries are highly versatile ingredients. Desserts are so much better with blueberries (cakes, pies, muffins, ice pops, etc.). They can be used in savory dishes, like a blueberry sauce for barbecued pork and blueberry dressing for salad. Try adding them to your pasta dishes and tacos!

 

I recently prepared a no-fuss dessert using frozen USA Blueberries. Check out the recipe of my No-Churn 4-Ingredient Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream. It’s so creamy good!

 

NO-CHURN 4-INGREDIENT BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM


 

No-churn 4-ingredient blueberry ice cream


Ingredients:

2 cups heavy whipping cream

14 ounces sweetened condensed milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup frozen USA Blueberries 

 

Instructions:

1. In a large bowl, use a hand mixer or a stand mixer to whip the cream until stiff peaks occur, be careful not to overwhip.

2. In another large bowl, whisk the vanilla into the sweetened condensed milk. Gently fold in the whipped cream with a spatula, slowly incorporating the two mixtures together.

3. Gently pour the blueberries into the cream mixture.

4. Transfer the mixture to an insulated tub or paper container and freeze for 4-6 hours.

5. Serve frozen and top with nuts and fruits!


 

No-churn 4-ingredient blueberry ice cream


 

“A BLUE CHRISTMAS” RECIPE CONTEST

 

USA Blueberries invites you to enter the “blue” phase of your cooking! Join A Blue Christmas Recipe Contest and win GCs worth Php 5,000.00.


Post photos of your best holiday dish using frozen and/or canned USA Blueberries on your Facebook and Instagram accounts, set to public with the hashtags: #ABlueChristmas #USABlueberryRecipeContest #USABlueberries #USBlueberriesPHL and tag @usblueberriesphl, @mommybloggersph, and @madeitthroughmum.

 

Interested? Check out the full mechanics here: https://bit.ly/3FsPGsi.

 

The deadline for submission of entries is on December 15, 2021.


Your recipes must be UNIQUE, so try to think out of the box. 😊 Can't wait to see your awesome blueberry holiday dishes! Good luck!


 

Thank you to USHBC-Philippines for sponsoring this post. For more information on USA Blueberries here in the Philippines, like and follow them on Facebook and Instagram. You can also visit their website: www.blueberry.org.  

1 comment:

  1. Love to try this also po itong Blueberry Ice cream niyo po. Mukhang ang sarap po eh.

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