Let's cool off with this Fresh Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream. You will love the fresh cherries and chunks of chocolate.
With summer in full swing, it's time to be thinking about ice cream! Because summer + a treat = ice cream, right? Today for your brain freeze pleasure, I'm sharing this Fresh Cherry Chocolate Homemade Ice Cream. As a kid, one of my favorite flavors was vanilla with fresh cherries. I liked that way the cherries were cool and icy. Back in the day, I don't recall chocolate chunks in it but you can never go wrong with chocolate added to anything as we all know. It was an interesting day trying to get pictures and keep reading to see what happened!
We have now entered our "busy" summer mode. I think every weekend we have something planned. Tonight we are driving up to St. Paul MN to have dinner with my retired manager - it's a beautiful weather day and I know we will be outside. Tomorrow I think the DIY Guy and I are going fishing in the mighty Mississippi. It's father's day weekend and since both the girls have other plans I thought he might enjoy a day on the river. And who knows maybe we'll catch something too! I do some fishing but then I bring my kindle, relax and soak up some rays. We'll usually grab lunch at one of the local bars on the river where I enjoy have a Bloody Mary. Sometimes we go to Slippery's in Wabasha (where Grumpy Old Men is known for). The movie is always playing when you walk in!
Other things we have coming up are a wedding, a week at a cabin, visiting other friends' cabins and hanging with the grandkids. I love that we have stuff going on but I don't love that summer seems to go so fast! Oh well, we'll be enjoying it while we are able to and can rest up during the "inside" winter months!
Hope you are enjoying your summer too! Keep cool!
What happens when your photo shoot goes too long! The end!
Fresh Cherry Ice Cream
A refreshing frozen dessert!
- 2 cups pitted and halved fresh cherries (divided)
- ¾ cup whole milk
- 1 ¾ cups heavy cream (divided)
- ½ cup sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons vanilla vodka
- ⅓ cup dark chocolate chunks
- In a medium saucepan place 1 ½ cups of the cherries, milk, 1 cup of the heavy cream, sugar and salt.
- Heat over medium heat until the mixture begins to steam, then reduce heat to low and allow to sit for 15 minutes.
- Use an immersion blender to puree the mixture until smooth. Place in a bowl and add the remaining heavy cream and chill for several hours until completely cold.
- When time to churn, add in the 2 tablespoons of vanilla vodka and freeze according to your ice cream maker directions (I have a kitchen aid).
- When done stir in the remaining cherries and chocolate chunks.
- Put in an airtight container and freeze until desired consistency. I like my semi-soft and not frozen sold. (about 3-6 hours)
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 429Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 19gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 57mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 33gProtein: 4g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
Other ice cream recipes you might enjoy:
Mint Chocolate Chip with Fudge
Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
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Shauna Smart says
Such pretty pictures! They are making me HUNGRY for some ice cream!!!
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Jenn P&C says
Deb this ice cream is total perfection! Loving the gorgeous photos too! 🙂
Amy Stafford says
It is time to start thinking about ice cream, and this ice cream sounds AMAZING! I love cherry and chocolate together.
This is incredible!!! I want this right now. I love this flavor.
Amanda B. says
Ice cream is so hard to photograph, and you nailed it!! So yummy! 🙂
Love that there is vanilla vodka in your ice cream. I really like the sound of this!
Ice cream is so what dessert I need right now!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Ok, this ice cream looks fabulous! I LOVE anything using fresh summer cherries.
Angie Church says
sounds so yummy would love to try this and share with my hubby as he loves ice cream, chocolate and cherries
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Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes says
I wish I had an ice cream maker - this looks SOOOO good. Your photos are fabulous, Deb!
Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes says
I'm featuring this on Best of the Weekend tomorrow night!
I want a HUGW bowl of this! Thanks for linkin' up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!
Looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!
Demi | made by demi says
I love the combination of cherries and chocolate...vodka is a nice touch,too!! Visiting from NiftythriftySunday 🙂