Introduction: Blue Moon Ice Cream
When I was growing up in Wisconsin, Blue Moon was my favorite ice cream flavor. Smurf blue, with a taste resembling Fruit Loops, I had all but forgotten about it until I saw it at a local soda fountain. Of course, I had to have a taste. Holy Cow! I still love it! So, I had to figure out how to make it.
After a some Googling and a little experimentation, this is my final result. Whether you enjoyed Blue Moon as a child, or you’ve never heard of it, you are going to love this rendition.
Step 1: Ingredients
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon raspberry extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1 packet of Duncan Hines® Frosting Creations™ Cotton Candy Flavor Mix (or sub 1 tablespoon vanilla pudding mix)
1/2 teaspoon blue food coloring
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
Step 2: Method
In a small bowl, beat together the eggs and the sugar with a hand mixer until thickened and lemon colored, about 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla, raspberry, and lemon extracts, the flavor mix, and the food coloring; set aside.
Place the milk and the cream in a medium sized saucepan. Heat over medium/low heat until the mixture just comes to a simmer. Slowly whisk the egg mixture into the hot cream and continue to heat until it again comes to a simmer, whisking constantly. Reduce the heat and simmer for another two minutes. Remove from heat and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
Pour the chilled cream into an ice cream maker and churn according to directions, about 30 minutes. If a firmer consistency is desired, transfer the ice cream into an airtight container and freeze for several hours.