Cherry Ice Cream Recipe
Serves : 6-8 -A little more than quart Prep Time: 15 mins- includes pitting Cook Time: 5 mins +25 mins freezing
3 cups pitted cherries, (I started with ~ 1 ½ pounds cherries)
½ cup sugar
Heat cherries and 1/8 cup sugar in skillet for 5 minutes until cherries soften and give up some juice. Add Lemon zest and juice, stir and taste. Adjust sweetness/tartness as needed with small amount of sugar or lemon juice (by ½ teaspoon full).
Remove cherries; continue to cook juices until thickened. Place syrup with Cherries. Add dash of cinnamon and almond. Chill well.
When ready to prepare, mix cream, sugar and egg. Place in ice cream maker and freeze as per manufacturer’s directions. Add Cherries toward the end of freezing process.
You can add cherries upfront if you want a more blended /mashed cherry ice cream. This method gives you big chunks of cherries in a sweet cream base. Very elegant.