Eating cherries as often as possible and enjoying them to the full is a must during cherry season. And how about a refreshing cherry ice cream? The best way to do this is to make your own fresh cherry ice cream and customize it to suit your personal preferences. A great idea, isn’t it? What are you waiting for? Grab some fresh cherries from the fruit and veg store or market and put on that apron. Today we’re staying in the kitchen to master this delicious summertime temptation. Scroll down and learn how to make cherry ice cream yourself. A simple and quick recipe is at your disposal!
Make cherry ice cream yourself and enjoy it on hot summer days!
A refreshing seduction for young and old
What kind of cherries should you use for this recipe?
We use black cherries for this recipe, but feel free to choose another type of cherries to suit your own taste. Bing cherries are also a nice and tasty alternative. Try different types of cherries to see which one you like best, then add your favorite type of cherry to the ice cream.
Tips for preparing homemade ice cream
Never put too many ingredients in the ice cream maker. If you charge her too full, she won’t be able to do her job efficiently. So fill them 2/3 full for best results.
Always store ice cream in the coldest section of your freezer. This will avoid the freezer burn you usually get from storing it in the door.
Watch your ice cream closely as it pours. It may be ready sooner than your machine says.
Homemade cherry ice cream topped with fresh cherries
Which containers are suitable for ice cream?
The most important thing when storing homemade ice cream is to use a container that has a tight-fitting lid. If the lid doesn’t fit well, it won’t be effective at keeping the ice cold enough. Indeed, there are many containers suitable for storing ice cream.
Make cherry ice cream yourself – recipe
- 3 cups pitted sweet cherries, quartered
- 1 cup granulated sugar, divided in two
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
- 4 large egg yolks
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 85 g semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
Homemade cherry flavored ice cream
In a small saucepan, stir together the cherries and 1/4 cup sugar. Simmer over medium-high heat until the sugar dissolves and the sauce has thickened, about 8 minutes. Let cool down.
Place a medium bowl over a large container of ice water.
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the milk, heavy cream, and 1/2 cup sugar, stirring occasionally, until steam comes out and the liquid is hot (80°C), about 5 minutes.
While the milk mixture is cooking, in a separate bowl, whisk the 1 cup or so of the hot milk mixture into the yolks to temper them. Then slowly stir the tempered yolk mixture back into the remaining hot milk mixture. Continue cooking the pudding mixture over medium-high heat until very hot but not boiling (80-85°C). Immediately pour the mix into a bowl set in an ice bath and let cool, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Remove the pudding mix from the ice bath. Stir in vanilla extract. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until very cold (4°C), at least 4 hours and up to 24 hours.
A few minutes before whipping the ice cream, place the semi-sweet chocolate in a medium heatproof bowl. Set the bowl over a saucepan of barely boiling water; Heat the mixture until the chocolate has melted and stir with a whisk until smooth. Stir in the oil and place in a ziplock bag; put aside.
Pour the mixture into the ice cream container and stir until it has the consistency of thick whipped cream. Fold in the cherry mixture. Cut the corner of the ziplock bag containing the chocolate and, with the machine running, slowly drizzle the chocolate into the cherry ice cream. After adding the chocolate, keep stirring until the mixture looks like soft serve.
Place the cherry ice cream in an airtight container, cover and freeze until set, about 3 hours.
Garnish your homemade cherry ice cream to your liking and enjoy!
Enjoy the refreshing fruity taste of your homemade cherry ice cream!
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Making cherry ice cream yourself is not difficult at all, is it?
Don’t miss the cherry season!