It’s obvious that I love making Ice Creams at home….and the hubby enjoys cleaning out the ice cream bowls! 😘
I had shared the recipe for Mango & Tutti Frutti Ice Cream a few days ago…and I am still hung over with it’s flavour. It had such a beautiful flavour from the fresh, juicy Alphonso mangoes…and bits of Tutti Frutti just gave it that hint of bite and chew..umm..yummm!! 😋
I enjoyed making it so much that I was on the lookout to try another flavour of ice cream using fresh fruits…and I saw these insanely pretty Cherries!! Yes…these tart, slightly chewy little jewels..🍒🍒 But the ones I got were actually very sweet and not too tangy! Perfect is the word.
Oh, by the way, these are less than a quarter of the entire batch that I purchased the other day….who knows when will I get some again. Cherries come by for a short period of time out here and finding such juicy & fresh ones is even more difficult….so I picked up the lot! 😉 It was hard for me to even resist them to spare any for this ice-cream..Lol!
Yes….it was indeed melting real fast due to the heat! But the taste…oh my..!!…worth the effort of pitting these beauties and so on. It was really easy once you have that out the way.
Although you could easily use some Maraschino Cherries/ Canned Cherries for this recipe. Probably omit the Choco Chips or substitute it with some nuts…whatever you fancy!
Look how pretty they are! I could keep looking all day! Alas, they’d rot…hence we will move on to the recipe..😉😉 …it requires no churning & no eggs!
Yield: serves 3-4 persons
Equipment: electric whisk (manual whisk), a large stainless steel bowl, sauce pan, a spatula, measuring cups & spoons, aluminium or freezer safe container.
1 cup fresh, pitted cherries
1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp water
200 ml sweetened condensed milk
1+1/4 cup whipping cream (I used Amul)
1/4 cup Choco Chips
1 tsp vanilla extract/ essence
Place the large stainless steel bowl & the electric whisk attachment/ manual whisk in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 mins to chill before using them to whip the cream.
In a saucepan, place the pitted cherries with sugar and water. Stew the cherries on very low flame until the fruit becomes pulpy and syrupy. Mash down the fruits a bit using a fork. This takes about 10-12 mins.
Once this cherry compote is ready, place it in a bowl in the refrigerator to cool down completely.
Next, take whipping cream in the chilled stainless steel bowl, using the chilled electric whisk or manual whisk, whip the cream until it has stiff peaks. Usually takes 5 mins when using an electric whisk on high. Obviously, manual whisk takes more than 10-12 mins. Once the cream has stiff peaks, add the vanilla extract/ essence & the sweetened condensed milk to the cream, whisk again on medium speed until the condensed milk and cream has incorporated well. Then add the Choco chips and the chilled cherry compote (the cooked cherries).
Fold in the chips and cherries well and pour the mixture into a freezer safe container. Let this freeze overnight or a minimum of 6-7 hours…and your ice cream is ready!!! 😉
Let it thaw for a couple of minutes before scooping out the ice cream.
Doesn’t that absolutely tempt you…🤗🤗 Do try this one soon!
Adapted from Kitchen Meets Girl.