Challenge of the day: Describe blue moon’s flavor? Can you? I put this challenge to Sunday night’s dinner guests. We all had to think hard about this glacier-blue ice cream. We had to taste it over and over and swirl it on our tongues as our minds combed its stores of flavor files to see if any flavor previously enjoyed was a match for this taste of blue moon ice cream. The closest comparison we could summons was pistachio, but this was a distant similarity. What really is the flavor of blue moon ice cream?
Not surprisingly, our children failed to care about this question. They were gobbling their ice cream and loving it. Wisconsin kids LOVE blue moon ice cream! I don’t know a child in Wisconsin who doesn’t request it at the ice cream store. Perhaps vanilla is the national favorite of kids, but for Wisconsin children, it’s blue moon.
And blue moon ice cream is not just for kids; I know adults who enthusiastically serve up hearty helpings. So in our pre-4th of July party, it was a no brainer to use blue moon ice cream in our red, white and blue sundays. It was a colorful, and EASY holiday dessert.
Red, white and blue foods on a 4th of July party table add fun flavor to our American holiday; plus they’re easy! Nothing’s cooler or healthier than a bowl of red strawberries and blueberries. Maybe you ate these for breakfast and want a tasty variation for a 4th of July dessert. Here are some cool, summer dessert recipes featuring fresh berries and colored in red, white and blue.
The first recipe is for fruit crisp. The recipe calls for red berries (raspberries or strawberries) tossed with blueberries baked beneath a cream-colored topping. Because fruit crisps are so light they make a perfect summer dessert. This particular dessert recipe is prepared at the Port Washington Inn in Port Washington, Wisconsin. I found the recipe in the cookbook Morning Menus Inn Style. The cookbook is the result of efforts by the Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast Association to collect favorite recipes from Wisconsin’s favorite bed and breakfasts. Each page of the book features a different bed and breakfast. Pictures of the inns with their descriptions and contact information accompany the inns’ menus and two or three of each inn’s best recipes. The book is a great resource for the Wisconsin traveler looking for relaxation and wonderful dining. Click on “Continue reading …” for this fruit crisp recipe and more about 4th of July desserts.