Saturday, October 1, 2011

So Cherry, Cherry Tasty




The moment I saw this recipe, I knew I HAD to try it. I didn't even have a moment of hesitation. It was meant to be. You see, I love cherries and cream. I like to buy frozen cherries, sprinkle them with a bit of sugar, and then drizzle (ok, pour) cream over them. Mmm. And that's basically what this recipe is! Cherries, sugar, and cream! Tasty, frozen perfection. This is so going to be a regular in my ice cream arsenal. To mix it up a little, we tried pouring lemon lime pop over a bowl. It adds a little zip and fizz, for a bit of a different flavor. Fun!


Ingredients

  • 3 cups Fresh Or Frozen Cherries, Pitted.
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1-1/2 cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Tablespoon Heavy Cream
  • Juice Of 1 Lemon

Preparation Instructions

Add cherries to a saucepan with sugar. Bring to a slow boil and cook until cherries are soft and liquid is syrupy. Cool to room temperature.

Add cherries and juice to a blender or food processor. Blend until smoooth, stopping short of totally liquefying it if you'd like a little pulp. Add milk, cream, and lemon juice and blend briefly.

Freeze according to your ice cream maker's instructions, then transfer to an airtight freezer container and freeze for at least 24 hours before serving.

3 comments:

  1. It is very tasty indeed!

    This might sound really silly, but what part does the "ice cream maker" actually do? If it's all whipped up in the blender anyway, and the freezer does the make-it-cold bit, is an ice-cream maker essential? (from the trying to save money / kitchen space motivation)

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  2. No silly questions! :) The ice cream maker stirs the mixture as it freezes, which incorporates air into the mix. This gives it the smooth, creamy, ice cream texture that we love so much. If you just put it in the freezer, it will freeze into one solid block. There is a method called the "kick the can" method, but I've never tried it. It just uses two coffee cans and some elbow grease to do the freezing. Here's a link to a site if you want to try it! http://crafts.kaboose.com/ice-cream-in-a-can-or-kick-the-can.html
    Again, I've never done it so I can't vouch for it, but I've heard it works.

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