Creamy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream - A delicious, easy to make homemade ice cream recipe.
Today is a beautiful sunny day here in Cape Town, everyone is out and about, jogging along the beach front or catching a coffee with friends. We spent the morning exploring the city, stopping at a tiny little cafe for breakfast and coffee. I just love this city, it's so vibrant and beautiful. Always so inspiring to get lost in a city like Cape Town for a few hours. It really makes you look at life a little differently when you see how other people live and to see different places and things.
After a morning outside there is nothing more satisfying than a delicious cone of creamy ice-cream. Especially if it's Creamy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream. Mmm... I can get lost in a bowl of this stuff! The textures and flavours are perfectly balanced and delicious. Perfect for a summers day in Cape Town. Actually this ice-cram is perfect for any day of the year really ;).
I've really started getting into making my own ice-cream, it always turns out way more delicious than store bought ice-cream. The thing I love the most about making your own ice-cream, is the fact that you can really make any flavour you want. You can make something creamy and exotic like Avocado Ice-cream or something more refreshing like Coconut-Watermelon Ice-Cream or... you could make something perfect like this Creamy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream. The ice-cream world is your oyster ;).
I never thought it would be that easy to make your own Ice-Cream as well, I thought it was one of those "mystery" processes that one couldn't really make at home. But in fact it is actually fairly simple to make your own ice-cream, and once you've made it, you can use the same recipe to make pretty much any flavour. You could substitute the cherry for any other fruit like blueberries or strawberries. I really love the cherry flavour though. I simply used my little cheap Krups Ice-Cream Maker, it is easy to use, gets the job done and most all it doesn't cost a fortune.
Creamy Homemade Cherry Ice Cream
- 500 ml Cream
- 210 g Sugar
- 30 g Glucose Syrup
- 200 g Egg Yolks
- 300 g Frozen Cherries
- Combine the cream, 100g of the sugar and the glucose in a saucepan and allow it to simmer.
- Meanwhile, blend the eggs with the remaining sugar.
- Temper the mixture into the cream mixture by slowly adding ⅓ of the cream mixture into the egg mixture and whisking constantly to ensure that the eggs do not scramble.
- Add the egg mixture into the pot to the remaining cream and continue to cook while whisking constantly.
- Continue to whisk the mixture until it thickens.
- Strain the mixture and place in the fridge overnight.
- Blend the frozen cherries until fairly smooth then add the blended cherries to the custard mixture and mix well.
- Place the mixture into your ice-cream machine and follow manufacturers instructions.
- Then place in a bowl in the freezer for a few hours.
- Serve with fresh cherries.