Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays #14 : Cherry Ice Cream

Yup, cherry!

If you follow me in twitter, U’d know I’d bought 2 kgs of cherries for just RM50. Really. I’m not kidding! It’s probably the best bargain u’d find here in Klang Valley.

It’s probably the best time to make Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. But since I’ve made it before, I’ll make a full-on cherry ice cream.If I can get more cheap cherries this week, I’d make sorbet. hehe

Fresh cherries are so yum.. I’ve got more cherries post coming. Clafoutis and Pie. hehe However this ice cream is more like sherbet. With water in the recipe, it’s a less heavy. And with alcohol in it, it doesn’t freeze as well. It kinda melts faster too because rum was added in it.

Cherry Ice Cream Recipe

(adapted and modified from The New York Times Dessert Cookbook)

250g cherries, pitted, quartered

1/2 cup water

170g sugar

1 cup dairy cream

1 cup milk

6 egg yolks

1 vanilla pod

2 tbsp rum *optional

Pit cherries, cut them in quarters and put in a bowl. In a saucepan, bring water and 50g of sugar to boil. Add in cherries and let it boil for 5 minutes. Set aside, let it cool.

In a bowl, add egg yolks, and 1/2 amount of milk. Whisk to combine. In a saucepan, add cream and remaining milk, and sugar. Scrap vanilla beans into pot. Bring to simmer, lightly whisk into egg mixture. Pour mixture back into the saucepan and whisk constantly over low heat for 4-5 minutes or until mixture thickens.

Strain into another bowl. Stir in rum and discard vanilla pod, or let it dry and make vanilla sugar with it. Combine both cherry and egg mixture. Let it cool and make ice cream in the maker according to manufacturer’s instructions. It took about 60 minutes in my Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker as it was about 1.1 L.

Once done, freeze in the freezer for a couple more hours so it sets fully.

11 thoughts on “Project 52 Ice Cream Mondays #14 : Cherry Ice Cream

  1. Swee San, the cherries you bot was so cheap, even cheaper than in Spore. Did you inform Wendy about it? I am sure she wil grab many kilos.

    For such hot weather in Spore, I will definately eat one scope or more of this ice-cream, looks so yummy.

    1. Yes Jess, I told her.. but I bought at the pasarmalam outside my house. and it’s the last 2 kgs. But otherwise its RM30/kg which is still cheap anyway. I hope they have more this week..

  2. Where is that pasar malam?!? I’ve been salivating over them cherries but it’s SOOO expensive in supermarkets. Sob.

    By the way, I think I know you from Lethia. I also kinda taught your bro English in Pin Hwa. I believe you’re that Swee San. Nice to meet you again 🙂

  3. ok, I’m gonna get my aunt to scout them out for me. Bing cherries, right?

    Same year as you. You were in the Orkid class, right? I was in the Rose class. When I was first teaching Kenneth, I was thinking why that fella looked so familiar. And 1/2 a year down the road, he brought in some mooncakes (I think) and said his sis made them. I was chatting with the class, told them where I studied and then out it came. He said his sis is Swee San. Then it all made sense. You people look alike! haha… Weird how all the connections come together.

  4. I’m no longer teaching there. Left to further my studies and now working for my inlaws. 🙂 I’ll be visiting this space often from now. Like you, I have a passion for my kithen, though less professional than you.

    Keep up the great work! Say hi to Kenneth for me. Thanks.

  5. Sweetie, I didn’t get any cherries in SG lar … I lugged Mr. Valrhona instead. Will be romancing with him till I’m done with him. LOL! Some other nice stuff too like sakura gel. Will share with you if you want when we meet up again. More stuff actually, hehehe …

    Can I succeed after Tracie to be your partner-in-crime ar? Never get to try your ice cream! I suppose lighter ice cream is better on our waistline … Hahaha!

  6. Pei-Lin, sakura gel.. WAHH sounds awesome can I curi some pllllleeeaaassseee

    parner-in-crime ? haha can can but u stay so far leh.. unless u willing to come to Desa Park city, but there’s no public transport here. nearest is.. Kepong KTM station i think .. 🙁

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