Friday, July 23, 2010

Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

I made this very yummy ice cream yesterday. It is so sweet and refreshing.


3/4 bag of fresh cherries, stems pulled off.
1 1/2 of sugar
2 cups heavy cream
2 cups half and half
6 egg yolks
1 teaspoon of almond extract
1/2 mini chocolate chips....maybe a little more. ;)

Beat egg yolks till light yellow. Heat up half and half and 1 cup of sugar on the stove. Temper eggs into hot half and half. Keep stirring. Add yolks to cream. Cook until it thickens. Just a few minutes. Pour heavy cream into a large, spouted bowl. Add in almond extract. Put a strainer over the bowl of cream. Pour the half and half mixture into the cream, allowing it to strain through the strainer. Stir the mixture making sure it's well combined. Let cool. I put mine in the freezer to cool, because I'm very impatient.

Add 1/2 cup sugar and cherries to a pan and cook for about 20 min, until the juices come out of the cherries and thickens up. Then, strain the cherries letting all the wonderful juices drain into a bowl. Add this bowl to the freezer to chill.

When both mixtures are cold, mix together and add to ice cream maker. When it's almost done, add in chocolate chips. Transfer to a freezer safe bowl and freeze.

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