Recipe For Black Cherry Ice Cream

Cherry season is short lived in South Africa and as soon as I see cherries in the fridge at our local supermarket I buy them. Dave does not like cherries at all, so I can enjoy punnet after punnet without feeling guilty, and without having to share. I recently stopped off at a berry farm to buy some gooseberries and they had packets of frozen black cherries. I decided straight away that I would make ice cream with them. What a perfect way to indulge in my cherry needs anytime of the year and without having to share! Do not be limited by cherries here, you can use any non acidic fruit to make this ice cream. I do not mind texture in my ice cream so I did not pass the cherry custard through a sieve, however, I would recommend you do so in order to get the nice smooth creaminess one expects from an ice cream. You can even add some cherry liqueur to this for some extra oomph if you are not sharing your ice cream with children. Dave ventured out of his comfort zone and tried some of the cherry ice cream, more so because it was really hot rather than because he wanted to. He did not mind the cherry flavour which meant in the end, I had to share my ice cream with him.

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Black Cherry Ice Cream
Black Cherry Ice Cream

Black Cherry Ice Cream
 
Ingredients
  • 500mls milk
  • 150g frozen black cherries
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 170g sugar – I used fructose
Method
  1. In a medium size heavy bottomed saucepan bring the milk and cherries to blood temperature
  2. Using a stick blender, blend the cherries until they are smooth
  3. Whisk the yolks and the sugar until ribbon stage
  4. Pour half the milk gradually onto the eggs while whisking all the time
  5. Add the mixture back to the milk
  6. Reduce the heat and stir with a wooden spoon for 8 minutes
  7. The custard will thicken slightly and you should be able to draw a path through the custard on the back of the spoon
  8. Pass through a sieve into a jug and refrigerate until well chilled
  9. Churn in your ice cream machine until the desired consistency
  10. Pour into a freezer container and freeze for several hours
My Notes
Don't throw out your egg whites. You can safely freeze them and I write on the freezer bag how many egg whites are in there. Egg whites can be brought back to a usable state by defrosting in the fridge. They will whip up much better after being frozen for some strange reason.

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27 thoughts on “Recipe For Black Cherry Ice Cream

  1. i like fruit black cherry,..but difficult tho find

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    1. It is seasonal here so also not too easy to find 🙂

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  2. This sounds lovely. I haven’t used my ice-cream maker for ages but will have to get it out soon if summer comes! I remember having black cherry ice cream in spain when I was younger and it was always so so good.

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    1. I hope that summer shows her face soon Corina 🙂

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  3. Oh yum! I’ve never tried black cherry ice cream before. I just want to reach in with a spoon!
    Jacqueline sharing the blog ♥ A Jam Factory in ActionMy Profile

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    1. one day we will get virtual taste me computers 🙂

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  4. It’s already warm, not hot, but each weather is good for a homemade ice creams.
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    1. to me, any day is an ice cream day 🙂

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  5. Drool Tandy! That looks great!! Unfortunately cherry season is over here in Australia. Do you think I could use canned Morello cherries in syrup for this recipe?

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    1. I am sure you could – just drain the cherries really well and test them for sweetness 🙂

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  6. how how do I keep cherries long enough to make the ice cream? my totally favourite fruit

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    1. I cannot resist eating them all in one sitting, but buying them frozen seems to help with the ice cream making 🙂

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  7. Perfect – it will almost be cherry season soon in Spain so I will be making this!

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    1. I am sure you are looking forward to more than just cherry season Tanya 🙂

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  8. All your ice cream recipes tempt me so much.

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    1. Karen, one day you will have to succumb 🙂

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  9. Oh-oh! Is ice cream season again, I need an ice cream machine ASAP! 😉 I love cherry ice cream!

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    1. I think you should invest in one, your kids will love you for it!

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  10. That looks delicious. I can’t think of a single thing that my husband doesn’t enjoy but I’m definitely more of a veg and salad eater than he is.

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    1. Dave is a fairly fussy eater compared to me, which is quite something as most men don’t seem to mind as long as it is food 😉

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  11. What a lovely recipe. I remember the time I first tasted cherry ice cream! Dave made me laugh – sounds like when I acquired a taste for Lychees – suddenly my Dads treat was fair game!

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    1. I should try a lychee ice cream! How was your time with your dad?

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  12. I love natto (fermented soy beans). The Cat does not. 😉

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    1. I shall have to look out for that flavour!

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  13. Look at that list of beautiful ingredients so pure and lovely, just like your icecream. I am so going to get on the make your own icecream machine bandwagon. My kids would love me.

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    1. I want to experiment with some lactose free recipes soon!

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