Cherry Ice Cream

I usually am not a fan of fruit flavored ice creams except when they are homemade with fresh fruit.  Ever since getting my ice cream maker, I love making ice creams with fresh fruit.

A few weeks ago I made some cherry ice cream and I think it may be my favorite fruit flavored ice cream yet. The ice cream is creamy with cherry flavor throughout. I left a few cherry bits in there to add some flavor and texture.

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Cherry Ice Cream

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups pitted ripe sweet cherries
3/4 cup milk
1 3/4 cups cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch salt

Directions:

1. Put cherries, milk, one cup of the cream, sugar, and salt into a medium saucepan. Heat on medium heat until the mixture is steamy, then lower the heat to warm and just let sit for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into a blender, or use an immersion blender, and carefully purée.

2. Put mixture into a large bowl. Stir in the remaining 3/4 cup of cream. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator until completely cold.

3. Churn the ice cream in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve immediately or you can firm up in the freezer for a few hours.

Slighted adapted from Simply Recipes

   

4 Responses to “Cherry Ice Cream”

  1. caninecologne — September 25, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    “Cherry ice cream smile…I suppose it’s very nice!”
    —-lyrics from “Rio” by Duran Duran

    I like your ice cream bowl – so pretty. :)

    Your ice cream looks quite tempting with the cherry on top! I bet it would taste great with dark chocolate chips in it…

    • Kirbie replied: — September 26th, 2011 @ 7:48 am

      I got the ice cream bowls from the store that used to be Daiso. I realized I didn’t have any proper ice cream bowls and went out and got some. The original recipe actually has chocolate chunks but I was too lazy to add them. I think it would taste good with them though.

  2. Paula — September 28, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    How funny!! When I go out, I never eat fruit ice cream, but at home, I like made them!!
    This summer we have made two different recipes of cherry ice cream, and the were so delicious!! Especially with a little of Kirsch or Amaretto

    • Kirbie replied: — September 28th, 2011 @ 1:28 pm

      Oh it does taste good with a little kirsch. Unfortunately I was out of it when I made this. Still good though!

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