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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cherry ( licious ) Ice cream


Summer is such a thirsty business ......

I'm so happy and very delighted when I saw loads of lusciously delectable cherries at our local market

I thought after those gorgeously cheap cherries early this year , the next time I'm going to see cherries again will be next year ....

Just like Maltesers , which I just can't stop eating that the last time I baked cookies that calls for malted choco , there were not just enough to use ! Good thing choco chips as a sub were just as good ^__^''

Cherries like Maltesers are one of those food that once you pop , you just can't stop er that's Pringles hee hee

So did I use fresh cherries ?!

Nah !

Fresh cherries are for snacking  ! Okay ! Okay , there were not enough to make this batch of ice cream lol

I got a standby , canned cherries , which I bought last year just in case , you know ! -__-'  pfffttttt


Recipe idea stolen from Sherry Yard's Strawberry Ice Cream

1 can / 439 grams dark sweet cherries in heavy syrup , I used S&W brand
2 1/2 tablespoon sugar
generous tablespoon lime juice
1 tablespoon cherry brandy , I used Bols
pinch of salt
scant cup of heavy cream
2/3 cup whole milk
50 grams each of milk and white chocolate chips

* Combine the first 5 ingredients in a medium saucepan , cook for 10 minutes ; stirring from time to time until the mixture are very soft . Let cool and transfer to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth ; - I got a cup of cherry puree from this cooked mixture - add the cream and milk and blend until smooth . transfer to a bowl and chill for at least an hour .
* Pour the mixture in an ice cream maker and churn ; add in the choco chips after the last minute of churning ; transfer to the freezerproof container and freeze overnight .


22 comments:

  1. Hi Anne, wow.... I like your cherry-licious ice cream. So this is my birthday treat from you? I want 3 scoops can or not? Thank you in advance.:)

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, it look extremely good.2 thumbs up for you.

    Have a nice day

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    1. Amelia , glad that you like my bday treat for you !:D Another scoop ?! lol

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  2. Wow!! that looks amazing - so creamy and delicious!!!
    Mary x

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  3. Your recipe idea stolen from Sherry looks delicious. I thought you are using fresh cherries. But that's Ok I like canned cherries as well.

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  4. This is perfect for the hot weather here!

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  5. Oh wow! Anymore scoops to share around? Hehe! Looks delicious! You are right, fresh cherries are for snacking! They are way TOO EXPENSIVE to make into ice cream! :)

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    1. Joyce , check you're email I already sent you 2 scoops ! lol Ha! I couldn't agree more and it's such a shame to cook it when it's really good just to munch it :D

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  6. they look perfect, I almost made the decision to try making ice-creams for the first time, still scary a bit:)

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    1. Ola , the first time I made ice cream my custard curdled , luckily it's still edible :D

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  7. Oh Anne, this ice cream looks incredible....could I have some please, too? By the way just beneath your ice cream is an advert for loosing weight....:-)

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    1. Hahahahha You're right , Suchi ! I laughed so hard the last time I saw that ad in my previous post ! :D :D :D

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  8. this is just awesome.. I am loving it

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  9. You know what, I'm like you - I love cherries and Maltesers!

    Both overpriced and super expensive in KL though :( Used to be able to get them for cheap in UK.

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  10. Fantastic! This really sounds amazing and begs to be tried. This recipe will be moving from your kitchen to mine in the very near future. Have a wonderful day.Blessings...Mary

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  11. You make me jealous everytime I read about your ice cream recipes.
    I tried cherry ice cream for the first time the other day, and I LOVE it! Yours looks even better!!

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  12. oo i have the hardest time when buying fresh produce! i always have huge plans of stuff i want to make with it, but once i get it home i just want to eat it straight. i think your canned cherries are a great idea - save the fresh stuff for snacking!

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  13. LOL... guess we're the same coz I do tend to popped the cherries or chocolates in my mouth & ended up rushing to the store again! LOL I LOVE cherry ice -cream but our small mini cherry tree only produced 2 kg & not enough to even to make anything. My sons ate them within minutes! But it's still cherry season here so I will try your recipe & great we can use can cherry too! Cherry over here is expensive too & my hubby preferred to eat them than making a recipe with it too. :)

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  14. Mmmmmm,mmmmmm...this is one spectacular ice cream! I love cherries!

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  15. yeah, fresh cherries are very expensive here, i havnt tried using them for bakes or anything except just snack on them!! delighted to see an ice cream recipe using canned pitted cherries! i like the colour too!

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  16. wow..this looks damn cute & scrumptiously tasty
    Tasty Appetite

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  17. I love cherry ice cream, and what a great idea adding in those chocolate chips!

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  18. I need to make this immediately lol. xo

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