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Chocolate Cherry Ice cream

pict0010The weather has been glorious this Christmas (the first in several years) so what better than a home made ice cream to cool down with.

This recipe requires an ice cream maker and gives instructions on how to make ice cream from scratch, or if you have a lot of custard left over from Christmas, like we did, there is also a quick version using pre made custard. I also had some marinated cherries left over from our christmas day dessert, chocolate cherry roulade, hence the creation of this ice cream. 

Ingredients

  • 2 cup of cream
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 150g 70% cocoa chocolate
  • 100g sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 100g cherries, stoned and quartered
  • 4 tablespoons of cherry brandy or cherry liqueur 

Method

  1. Marinade cherries for a few hours or overnight in liqueur.  
  2. Place milk, cream & chocolate in a pan over a  very low heat until the chocolate melts.
  3. Once melted increase the heat almost to a simmer.
  4. Whisk egg yolks and sugar in a bowl till combined. 
  5. Whisk hot chocolate mix into yolk mixture. 
  6. Return to a clean saucepan over a very low heat and stir constantly with a wooden spoon to prevent mixture from ‘catching’ on base of pan.
  7. Cook gently until the mixture thickens and coats the back of the spoon. 
  8. Transfer to a bowl and allow to chill in fridge completely before before putting to ice cream maker. 
  9. Stir cherries and liqueur into chocolate custard mixture. 
  10. Put mixture into prepared ice cream maker as per instructions for that appliance.   

Using pre-made custard

  • 3 cups of custard
  • 150g 70% cocoa chocolate
  • 100g cherries, stoned and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons of cherry brandy or cherry liqueur 
  1. Melt chocolate gently in microwave
  2. Warm custard so that it combines easily with chocolate
  3. Whisk custard and chocolate together. If the chocolate sets before it is all combined forming lumps or ‘grit’, warm mixture for a further 20 seconds in microwave and whisk again.
  4. Add cherries and liqueur to the custard mixture.
  5. Put mixture into prepared ice cream maker as per instructions for that appliance. 
2 Comments Post a comment
  1. marina #

    Hi Allison, how many recipes since I left… now I am back.
    Jus a question.
    What kind of ice maker do you have… did you buy it here?
    ciao ciao

    January 5, 2009
    • peasepudding #

      Hi, Yes it has been a busy and enjoyable Christmas in the kitchen. The ice cream maker is a Sunbeam Snowy GL5400. I’m having lots of fun using it and the ice cream comes out delicious! Bye

      January 7, 2009

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