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This summer churn up a batch of our homemade fresh Cherry Ice Cream with dark chocolate!
Adding small amounts of liquor to eggless ice cream helps create a softer, scoop-able consistency.
During the long, hot, humid, dog days of summer, it’s hard to beat a nice cold scoop of homemade ice cream!
Cherries and chocolate are the perfect match.
Fresh cherries are the base 0f this luscious, eggless ice cream.
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- 2 cups pitted ripe cherries, chopped, divided
- 2 tablespoons Kirsch, cherry brandy
- 1 cup whole milk
- 1 1/4 cups heavy cream, divided
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3/4 cup chopped good quality dark chocolate or dark chocolate chips, rough chopped
Place 1/2 cup of the chopped cherries in a small bowl. Add the Kirsch, cover and refrigerate until time to make the ice cream.
- In a medium saucepan combine the remaining 1 1/2 cups chopped cherries, milk, 1/4 cup heavy cream, sugar and salt. Heat on medium/low until the mixture just begins to boil. Turn off the heat, cover and steep for 30 minutes.
- Puree the milk and cherry mixture with a stick/immersion blender or regular blender. Stir in the remaining 1 cup of cream. Pour the mixture into a container, cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
When ready to make the ice cream, stir in the vanilla and the Kirsch soaked cherries. Churn the ice cream in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's directions. When the ice cream is almost finished, add the chopped chocolate and process until distributed. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe container with a lid. Freeze for several hours or overnight for a firmer consistency.
Here are a few more ice cream recipes you might enjoy!
What a treat! Chocolate Chocolate Chunk-Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream made with a luscious and rich chocolate ice cream, chunks of semi-sweet chocolate and a tart raspberry swirl. Click HERE to get the recipe.
Rocky Road Ice Cream – A rich, smooth chocolaty bowl of deliciousness blended with fluffy mini-marshmallows and chopped roasted almonds. A great treat with terrific textures and flavor. Click HERE to get the recipe.
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream – don’t let summer pass you by without making this luscious, rich vanilla ice cream with ribbons of fresh strawberry sauce and crushed shortbread cookies throughout. Click HERE to get the recipe.
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