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