Blue Moon Ice Cream
I recently stayed overnight at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva, WI and enjoyed a sweet treat I haven’t tasted since, well, since the last time I was in Lake Geneva about 6 years ago . . . Blue Moon ice cream!!! Apparently, it’s only available in upper areas of the Midwest – Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin. As I sat savoring the indulgence, I attempted to identify just what is Blue Moon ice cream. Coupled with its refreshing sky blue hue, it has a hard-to-describe taste all its own. After happily testing my analysis over and over and over again, I decided it definitely had a hint of lemon with a touch of raspberry. When I returned home, I frantically searched online and discovered the “original” recipe is a secret but there are two recipes out there that come close. I dug out my ice cream maker, tried the one I’ve listed below and – sure enough – it is VERY close!!! Oh . . . and I was right about the lemon and raspberry!!
This is definitely a repeater in my house. The blue color is a refreshing pretty touch! For next year’s 4th of July party, I’ll serve this in tall clear ice cream dishes with fresh raspberries and homemade whipped cream on top. Voilà – a deliciously indulgent red, white and blue treat!! 🙂
Blue Moon Ice Cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla oil (I used extract)
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon blue food coloring
3 teaspoons vanilla pudding mix
1 teaspoon raspberry flavored oil or 1 cup frozen raspberries, pureed (I pureed fresh raspberries)
1 teaspoon lemon flavored oil or lemon extract (I used fresh lemon juice)
-1/2 Cup of milk scalded in pan.
-add 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 tsp of salt. stir till dissolved
-add 1/2 cup of half and half.
-add 1 1/2 cups of heavy whipping cream.
-add vanilla, raspberry, lemon flavoring.
-add blue food coloring.
-chill in fridge till very cold.
-put in ice cream machine for about 20 minutes and devour!