Blueberry Limoncello Float served in a glass and garnished with a lemon slice, blueberries, and mint.

Cooking the Books – Blueberry Limoncello Float

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Give your business the financial superfood boost it needs for a healthy financial future.

Just as blueberries boost overall health, it’s essential to prioritize your business’ financial well-being. Alternative financing through Camel Financial is the superfood your business needs for a healthy financial future.

Blueberries are natural superfoods, and wild blueberries are packed with even more nutrition. Maine is lucky to have an abundance of wild blueberries at their arm’s reach, as they have exceptional benefits compared to their store-bought counterparts. These small powerhouses of flavor and nutrition pack a higher concentration of antioxidants, have a more complex flavor, and they often contain fewer pesticides. This means you’re getting the most out of every berry. In contrast, while still nutritious, store-bought blueberries may have lower antioxidant levels due to variations in cultivation methods, longer transit times, and potential exposure to preservatives.

Alternative vs. Traditional Financing

Similar to store-bought blueberries, traditional financing is pre-packaged and all the same. While they may be more affordable and polished, they’re less nurturing than their naturally grown counterparts. Alternative financing solutions from Camel Financial are like Maine’s wild blueberries, while they may be slightly more expensive, your business is getting the most out of every dollar.

There’s just nothing quite like having a wild blueberry straight from the bush and securing alternative financing through Camel’s array of options gives your business the same great experience. Next time, try our alternate forms of lending, it may just be the superfood your business needs to thrive.

Blueberry Limoncello Float

Helena is very excited to share a this blueberry limoncello float recipe from her kitchen. As a new part-time Mainer, she loves them! Blueberries grow wild all over the state and are the state fruit. So, cheers to the blueberry! 

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 of a Meyer lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp. limoncello 
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • lemon flavored carbonated beverage, like SanPellegrino┬« Limonata
  • lemon wedges, blueberries, and mint for garnish

Directions

  1. Add blueberries, 1/4 cup sugar, Meyer lemon juice, and limoncello in a shallow pan. Heat over a medium flame, simmering until blueberries begin to soften and burst open, about 5 minutes. Mash blueberries and continue to cook until the mixture thickens to a sauce-like consistency, about 5-10 minutes. Transfer to a measuring cup, allow the mixture to cool to room temperature and place in the fridge for approximately 4 hours. 
  2. Add milk, vanilla extract, and remaining sugar in a separate large measuring cup or spouted bowl and mix until everything is dissolved. Then add the heavy cream and gently stir it in. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. 
  3. Once both mixtures are cold, pour the cream mixture into an ice cream machine, followed by the blueberry mixture, and turn the machine on. Checking regularly until it’s fully formed. Once the ice cream is set, transfer it into a freezer-safe ice cream container and cool for at least 4 hours. 
  4. To assemble the float, add one to two scoops of ice cream into a tall glass and top with the lemon soda. If you’d like your float to be a little boozy, add a splash of limoncello. Garnish with blueberries, a lemon wedge, and a sprig of mint. Enjoy! 

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