Blueberry Yum Yum revisited

We made our first round of blueberry yum yum a few weeks ago. And we followed the recipe, sort of. If you didn’t write the recipe down last year, here it is: THE BEST BLUEBERRY RECIPE.

The only thing we changed was the creamy filling. Instead of using frozen whipped topping we made our own whipped cream using 1 cupΒ heavy whipping cream and 1/2 cup vanilla bean sugar. We mixed in that homemade whipped cream with local cream cheese that we picked up at the farmers market from Charleston Artisan Cheesehouse!!

And it was divine.

It’s what summer blueberry daydreams are made of:blueberry day dreams

It was so good we wanted to share it with everyone. But how were we going to share an 8×8 pan of goodness at the market?? Talk about awkward. We had to come up with a way to transport all that yum in a more efficient manner.

Blueberry Yum Yum minis

So we made the yum yum in the sturdiest cupcake liners we could find, and it worked beautifully!

Whether you decide to make an 8×8 dish or a bunch of mini yum yum cupcakes it’s going to be delicious.Blueberry Yum Yum minis

Stay sweet,

Charleston Spice Co.

Blueberry Lavender Martini

Here’s a refreshing drink to help you celebrate the long days and hot nights of summer!

Blueberry Lavender Martini

For the martini:

2 ounces blueberry lavender simple syrup

2 ounces vodka

1/4 ounce lemon juice

Shaken over ice and strained into glass rimmed with lavender sugar.

 

How to make the blueberry lavender simple syrup:

1/2 cup lavender sugar

1/2 cup H2O

1/2 cup blueberries

Combine all in a sauce pan over medium heat. Cook until sugar is dissolved and blueberries are soft and mashed. Remove from heat. Let steep for more intense flavor. Strain and discard blueberries and lavender flowers. Add 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice if not using immediately or if storing in refrigerator.

 

We used a little of this simple syrup when rimming the glass with lavender sugar!

Blueberry Lavender Martini

Enjoy!