Cherry almond ice cream
It's nearly October but there are still some cherries at the market .....
But some enterprising vendors mix good and bruised , sometimes bad cherries tsk tsk
Oh well ! Beggars can be choosers ^___^''
You get what you pay for ! lol
The ones I bought few days ago were not-so fresh and the stems were already dry but still good for cooking .....
So , another cherry-inspired recipe !
I borrowed this Sweet cream and sugar cones book from the library last week and can't make up my mind on what to make first ....
If not for those not-so good cherries that I've bought , it would be coffee ice cream , again ! lol
Recipe from Sweet cream and sugar cones ( Makes about a quart , mine's about 1 1/2 liter )
My modification in red
For the cherries :
2 1/4 cups sugar ( scant 2 cups )
1 1/2 cup water
2 cups cherries ( nearly 3 cups )
* To poach the cherries : In a small saucepan combine the sugar and water and bring to a boil over medium-high-heat . When it reaches a boil , reduce the heat to a simmer and add cherries . Cook until cherries are soft and cooked through , about 5 minutes .
* Remove from the heat and let cherries cool completely in the syrup . Once cool , drain the cherries ( save the syrup for other uses ) and squeeze the pits out of the fruit . Chop cherries into a 1/4-inch pieces ; refrigerate until you're ready to churn the ice cream .
3/4 cup whole raw almonds
3/4 cup sugar ( 2/3 cup )
2 cups heavy cream ( 1 1/2 cups )
1 cup 1% or 2% milk ( 425 ml UHT whole milk )
1/4 tsp kosher salt
5 large egg yolks ( 3 yolks )
* Prepare the nuts by toasting in a preheated oven , 350°F/180°C , for about 15 minutes or until golden brown and smell nutty . Let cool completely .
* Combine cooled nuts and and sugar in a food processor . Pulse until very finely ground ( about the consistency of the sand ) . Do not over process or the mixture will become oily and pasty .
* Transfer the almond mixture to a saucepan and stir in the cream , milk and salt .
* Cook over medium high-heat and when mixture just begins to bubble around the edges , remove from heat and cover the pan ; let steep for about 20 minutes or until a distinct almond flavor has infused into the mixture
* In a medium bowl , , whisk egg yolks just to break them up ; set aside .
* Reheat the almond mixture over medium-high heat ; when the mixture approaches a bare simmer , reduce the heat to medium . Scoop out some hot cream mixture and whisking the yolks constantly add the hot cream mixture into it , pour back the egg-and cream mixture from the bowl into the pan .
* Cook mixture over medium heat ,stirring constantly until thickened , coats the back of a spatula or a spoon and holds a clear path when you run your finger across the spatula/spoon , about 1 to 2 minutes longer .
*Strain the mixture , ( use a chinois if you want a very smooth ice cream or a regular fine-mesh strainer for a more rustic-textured ice cream ) Set the container into an ice-water bath to cool . Cool completely before chilling the mixture in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight .
* Churn the mixture in the ice cream maker , adding the chopped cherries in the last minute or so of churning . Transfer in a container and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight .
Hi Anne, yuuhhuuu... pass me 2 scoops for my breakfast. I can eat with my bread, no problem. LOLReplyDelete
Delicious ice cream, sluurrrpppp.....love the cherries. Make mine with extra cherries, if you don't mind! *wink*
Have a nice day ahead. Hugs to you.
Amelia , only 2 scoops ?! Will triple that ! lolDelete
looks very pretty, Tita Lis!ReplyDelete
Your cherry ice cream is so beautiful. I haven't had cherry ice cream since I was a little girl and this looks as good here as it tasted then. I need to save this recipe for when cherries come back in season again. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.ReplyDelete
I love all your cherry recipes, since its so expensive for me to buy them to bake with, I enjoy reading about what you make with them! This is a great one, cherries and almonds sound great in an ice cream.ReplyDelete
Mich , wouldn't it be nice if I just can send you some cherries online ?! lolDelete
I'm quite surprised too that you can find cherry in October.
This is a delicious ice cream combination. I think I have to freeze and store lots of fresh cherries if possible for the coming cherry season.
Zoe , I couldn't believe it myself ! Last year , cherries were so expensive that I just bought 1 pound that summer :P And the supply lasted for only few weeks :P There's an amazing supply of cherries since July and I've been gorging cherries ever since :P :D Will check tomorrow if they're still selling some ! lolDelete
Actually , I got some stashed at the freezer , good for a batch or two of ice cream next year :D
I love cherries! The ice cream must be delish.ReplyDelete
If only I have an ice cream maker..you can see me dashing off to make one as your instruction is so clearly laid for understanding. You're definitely an ice cream expert Anne...:)ReplyDelete
you know that summer is almost gone and I still did not prepare any icecreams:)ReplyDelete
yours look beatiful and tasty, as always!
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my ice cream maker now in the cold storage, as i have been busying doing mooncakes, hehehe..my son keep asking me to make ice cream, i think next week i can start again..I like this kind of cherry ice cream too, will try next time.ReplyDelete
Fresh cherries! Your ice cream looks soooo gooood!!! Even though cherries are less expensive than they were before, they are still considered EXPENSIVE over here! So jealous!! :)ReplyDelete
I would love to try this at home but I dun have an ice-cream maker :(ReplyDelete
Try using your handheld mixer ! :D Check this peanut butter ice cream post , there's an instruction on how to make ice cream without using the ice cream maker .... http://www.mybarecupboard.com/2012/08/peanut-butter-chip-ice-cream.htmlDelete
so envy that you can always borrow books from the library, you can save so much on that! the strwberries here also got a common problem, sometimes you will bound to see 2 or 3 bad strawberries in the pack, sometimes i thot they might just got accidentally bruised but now since you mention that, i think sometimes they just put the not so nice ones together. another lovely ice cream from your kitchen!! the nutty almond texture and taste sounds very good!ReplyDelete
Lena , Hongkong public libraries are the bestest ! lol The best thing is you can check or reserve books online :DDelete
Anne, this is truly a gorgeous ice cream...I love the way the cherries are so beautifully incorporated in that top shot. SO, so yummy!ReplyDelete
You always tempt us with your beautiful ice cream! I reckon my kids would love you... endless supply of ice cream for them if we lived nearby! LOLReplyDelete
Actually , I'm looking for some guinea pigs to eat some of this ice cream so that I can make another batch with different flavor ! :DDelete
I LOVE this cherry ice-cream! Sp tempting & they're calling me " Eat me' ! heheheheh... You're lucky you can still find cherries, just couple of weeks ago I was hunting for cherries everywhere for my cherry coke cupcakes. Went to more than 8 places & found a few which was not even enough for making the filling!!!ReplyDelete
Kit , you should see the boxes and boxes of cherries that I've seen early this morning ! That nearly made me swoon ! lol Sadly , I've forgotten to take some photos ! :PDelete
Haha, yay! You are still making ice cream! I was afraid you'd stop when summer ended. Glad to see you haven't ;)ReplyDelete
Cathleen , it's still hot in here ! tsk tsk :D I'll stop when it's below 20 as we don't have heater in our flat ! *sigh* lolDelete
your cherry ice cream looks so good, Anne! Love that you combined it with almonds! Super yummy!ReplyDelete
Yummy icecream. Love to give a try.ReplyDelete