Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cherry ice cream with white chocolate

Cherry ice cream with white chocolate

I know some of you will roll your eyes in despair because I replaced the dark chocolate in this recipe with white chocolate, but let me at least say that it worked really well! The ice cream itself is not overly sweet, so don’t worry about going into a sugar coma.

Think of this as a nice change – unlike replacing one of the greatest rock ‘n’ roll singers of all time with this guy.

Cherry ice cream with white chocolate

Cherry ice cream with white chocolate
from here

1 ½ cups pitted ripe sweet cherries (from about ¾lb/340g cherries)
¾ cup (180ml) milk
1 ¾ cups (420ml) heavy cream
½ cup (100g) sugar
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons crème de cassis, kirsch, cherry liqueur, or rum (optional) – I used rum
112g (4 ounces) white chocolate, melted

Put cherries, milk, 1 cup (240ml) of the cream, sugar, and salt into a medium saucepan. Heat on medium heat until the mixture is steamy, then lower the heat to warm and just let sit for about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Pour mixture into a blender, or use an immersion blender, and carefully purée (Be careful because you are dealing with a hot liquid. Make sure you hold the cap down on the top of the blender while puréeing).

Put mixture into a large bowl. Stir in the remaining ¾ cup (180ml) of cream. Chill for several hours in the refrigerator until completely cold (Can also place bowl over an ice bath, to speed up the cooling process).

Before putting the mixture into your ice cream maker, stir in the lemon juice and the crème de cassis or other liqueur (or rum) if you are using. Note that you can skip the alcohol if you want, but the addition of it will help the ice cream from getting too icy, and the flavored liqueurs such as kirsch or crème de cassis can add a nice flavor boost to the ice cream. Churn the ice cream in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. When ice cream has finished churning, carefully pour chocolate in a slow stream directly onto ice cream as it churns and continue to churn 30 seconds (chocolate will harden in streaks).
Put in an airtight container and place in the freezer for at least an hour, preferably several hours.

Makes about one quart (950ml)

Cherry ice cream with white chocolate


Emily Rose said...

this sounds and looks wonderful. I love everything cherry flavored and I think the substitution of white chocolate sounds marvelous!

Snooky doodle said...

delicious!!! i like white chocolate and I think it goes really well with cherry yummy :)

Carla said...

There is nothing wrong with white chocolate, especially paired with cherries in that delicious ice cream.

Sara said...

I love cherry ice cream, it's one of my favorites!

Anonymous said...

I need to try this flavors pairing, superb :)

Anonymous said...

You can replace white chocolate for dark chocolate. that's fine with me! Looks amazing!

Manggy said...

Lol. I have no idea who rolls their eyes in a moment of despair, hee hee :) You haven't lost me-- I love white and dark chocolate! And that pic is just so elegant, I love it!

Anonymous said...

I prefer white chocolate, personally. This is just beautiful!
Did you get a new camera? Not that your photos weren't gorgeous before, but this is out of this world!

Anonymous said...

Mmm, cherry and white chocolate sound really good. I love the color, too!

Anonymous said...

The ice cream looks so creamy and dreamy! White chocolate or dark, I'd go for it either way. Beautiful color too.

Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, an uncle used to make me hand-churn the ice cream maker. I guess it was an effort to keep me occupied and more importantly quiet. I was so bored. But if Freddie Mercury had been singing in the background, I would have felt like I was in good company. And now that I think of it, Freddie would love this ice cream. I just know he would. Happy New Year of the Ox, dearie!

Susan @ SGCC said...

I just love cherry ice cream and this is such a lovely one! What a beautiful color! It looks scrumptious!

Brilynn said...

You're after my heart, posting about ice cream AND cherries together! I love it! (I'll forgive the white chocolate... just this once)

Nic said...

Oh I can't wait for the cherry season to come. Your ice cream looks wonderful!

pepsakoy said...

Thanks, Patricia, for your comment on my blog..Good luck with your bread ! I'm sure you would make a fantasticcc one..

Always visit your site (as a feed subscriber!) ..just too lazy to leave any comment ! Really enjoy seeing all food made and posted by you.. :)

Eva said...

While I wouldn't eat white chocolate eat on its own, I love it in desserts! And your pink-white-black colour scheme makes for wonderful photos!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous styling Patricia and I totally understand replacing the dark with white. It changes it completely but in a delicious way!

Dragon said...

I love the pretty, pretty pink colour!

mc said...

I,ve realized that I have an ice cream maker al home, so I'm very happy about your ice cream recipes!!
It looks delicious!!

Patricia Scarpin said...

Emily Rose, thank you! I love cherries, too and I think it goes wonderful in desserts.

Natalie, thank you, sweetie!

Carla, I'm glad you like it! Tks!

Sara, it is a fresh flavor, isn't it?

Zita, tks for stopping by!

Joy, I'm glad you feel this way! :D

Mark, I do. But I swear a lot, too. :D
Thank you!

Kristen, it's the same old Sony Cybershot, sweetie. But your comment made me so glad! :D

Anna, thank you!

Lisa, I was glad with the color, too. Thank you, darling!

Mari, Freddie's voice would cheer up anyone, don't you think, sweetie?
Happy New Year of the Ox to you too - and maybe you don't know, but I have three Chinese-Brazilian nephews/nieces. :D

Susan, thank you so much!

Bri, I feel better now that you understood my decision. :D

Nic, now they are gone here, I miss them already!

Pepsakoy, thank you for reading me! Those rolls were so scrumptious, I'll be trying them soon!

Eva, thank you, darling! Coming from you that is quite a compliment!

Lorraine, thank you, sweetie!

Dragon, isn't pink food the best? :D

MC, you have got to start using that! :D

anadelicias said...

Definetely I´m going to buy an ice cream maker...

Your ice cream looks delicious!!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

That looks fabulous! I think the white chocolate was a good call. And, really, how could anyone even attempt to replace Freddie Mercury??

pam said...

White chocolate, dark chocolate, any kind goes great with cherries! Beautiful pictures!

Anonymous said...

This must be sooo good! Lovely pictures too!

Peabody said...

Oh what a great pink color! Perfect for Valentine's Day.

test it comm said...

That ice cream looks so good!

Anonymous said...

The ice cream flavour combinations you come up with are to die for!

lara said...

I tried a similar recipe :) I love yours!

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