Cookbook Challenge: Cherry Garcia
“Theme 1: Stonefruit Cookbook Used: Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book Author: Ben R. Cohen and Jerry Greenfield The cookbook challenge is back! This time we are doing it fortnightly instead of weekly so we have a better chance of staying on track. It was great to end last year’s challenge with...”
Theme 1: Stonefruit
Cookbook Used: Ben and Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book
Author: Ben R. Cohen and Jerry Greenfield
The cookbook challenge is back! This time we are doing it fortnightly instead of weekly so we have a better chance of staying on track. It was great to end last year’s challenge with a lunch, so it’s time to start all over again and see how many cookbooks we can get through.
I had seen Ellie from Almost Bourdain make this recipe a while ago, yet was without ice-cream machine to make it all possible. Fast forward till now! Hamsley bought me an ice-cream machine for Christmas (my hinting helped!). I decided to use the fresh cherries I picked recently instead of canned cherries. I think canned cherries would have added an extra sweetness, as the fresh cherries didn’t seem as sweet against the ice-cream, and they were super sweet to start with.
It’s true what they say though; once you’ve had homemade ice-cream, it’s hard to go back to the store bought stuff!
Ben & Jerry’s Cherry Garcia Ice Cream Recipe
1/4 cup shaved plain chocolate (B&J prefer Hershey’s Special Dark Chocolate candy bars. I used blitzed Hershey’s Kisses and some dark chocolate)
1/4 cup fresh Bing cherries, halved and pitted (you may use canned cherries, but see sure to drain the syrup)
2 large eggs
3/4 cup sugar
2 cups heavy or whipping cream
1 cup milk
1. Place the shaved chocolate flakes and the cherries in separate bowls. Cover and refrigerate.
2. Whisk the eggs in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Whish in the sugar, a little at a time, then continue whisking until completely blended, about 1 minute more. Pour in the cream and milk and whisk to blend.
3. Transfer the mixture to an ice cream maker and freeze following the manufacturer’s instructions.
4. After the ice cream stiffen (about 2 minutes before it is done), add the chocolate and the cherries, then continue freezing until the ice cream is ready.
(Makes grateful 1 quart).
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