It was 94 degrees here Wednesday.
On September 17.
Perfect fall day for baking pumpkin bread making ice cream!
A few years ago, I gave ice cream makers to our family for Christmas. I didn’t get one for myself, because I already had The Mother of All Ice Cream Makers. The White Mountain Ice Cream Maker. It’s a wonderful piece of equipment when you want to make a big batch of ice cream. It requires ice and salt, makes a lot of noise and a bit of a mess. Enter the Cuisinart counter top wonder. I decided to order one for myself. WOW. So easy to use. So convenient. Love it.
If you have 30 minutes, you can whip up a batch of my Dark Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream and see for yourself.
You’re going to love it.
Dark Cherry and Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup milk (preferably whole)
- 1 cup dark red cherries, pitted, fresh or frozen
- 4 oz dark chocolate, chopped ( I used Scharffen Berger Bittersweet Chocolate)
- Place the cherries and chocolate in a bowl and place in refrigerator.
- Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Whisk in sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about one minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
- Pour into prepared container. Freeze as directed.
- When almost completely frozen (after about 15 minutes), add the cherries and chocolate and continue mixing just until ingredients are incorporated.
- Serve immediately, or store in freezer, covered until ready to serve.
-When it’s cherry season, fresh pitted cherries are perfect for this recipe, if they are juicy, drain of any juice before adding to the ice cream. I used frozen, which I purchased in the frozen foods at Harmons Grocery. They were pitted and perfect for adding to recipes that call for fresh cherries.
-This recipe was perfect for my ice cream maker. I have the Cuisinart 1 1/2 Quart Ice Cream Maker (the image below is the updated version of what I have). I’ve had mine for about two years. It can handle about 4 cups of ingredients without overflowing. One of my favorite small electric kitchen gadgets. You can get one from Amazon by clicking on this image: