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Richard in Cincy

Bing Cherry, Walnut, Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

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Posted to Thread #7368 at 5:33 pm on Jul 27, 2007

Here's the method:

Started with the recipe below and linked, and made these changes.

Used bittersweet chocolate instead of Hershey bars.

Shaved the chocolate instead of chunking (big chunks freeze and are hard to eat).

Doubled the "crunchy" mixture.

Used fresh bing cherries instead of frozen.

Stirred in 3 tbls. Schwarzwald "Edel-Kirsch" (German cherry liqueur from Baden-Württemberg--you can buy it in the US at upscale liquor stores--it's like French Chambord, only it's German and cherry ; ). Would use more next time.

Used fresh organic farm eggs, milk, and cream so I didn't worry about raw eggs.

It was heavenly. Chocolate and Cherry together are one of my all time favorite combos.



Cherry Ice Cream Ingredients

2 cups frozen fresh sweet cherries
2 eggs
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup whipping cream

Goodies

This chunky mixture will be added at the end:

1 cup chopped cherries
2/3 cup chopped Hershey Chocolate Bar (the chunks should be about 1/2 inch each)
1/4 cup roasted walnuts, if you don't know how to roast walnuts it is simply done in the microwave. If you need instructions visit My Home Cooking's Roasting Walnuts Page.


Pureeing Cherries
First Step: Pureeing Cherries
Take the 2 cups of cherries and put them into your food processor, or blender. The result should be a pasty like substance. Then pour them into a bowl and place them in the refrigerator until the fourth step.



Eggs
Second Step: Eggs
Whip your two eggs. The object of this step is to beat them into submission. If they are not sufficiently beaten, you will have egg chunks in your ice cream and that would not be too appetizing.



Stirring Ingredients
Third Step: Stirring Mixture
Add to you obliterated eggs:

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 cup half-and-half

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup whipping cream





Cherry Ice Cream
Fourth Step: Cherry Ice Cream
Add the 2 cups of blended cherries to your mixture and then stir. Then put your ice cream mixture into your ice cream maker. It takes our machine 25 minutes to completely freeze the ice cream, but yours may take less than this.

After your ice cream has finished freezing add the chunks of cherries, roasted walnuts and chocolate chunks into the ice cream. If your ice cream is too soft pack it in a container and let it ripen in the freezer for a few hours.

Link: http://www.myhomecooking.net/ice-cream/cherry-ice-cream-recipe.htm


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