Hey there, it’s been a while eh? The past few weeks I’ve had an unintended break from blogging which has actually been kinda great. Don’t get me wrong, I love this little space but I tend to put a lot of pressure on myself and it can all get a bit intense sometimes. Spending less time on social media and more time catching up with friends has done me the world of good.
Somewhat paradoxically, actually cooking without a blog post in mind has got my creative juices flowing and I’ve got so many recipe ideas that I can’t wait to turn into reality!
OK, let’s squeeze in one last summery recipe before August is over. The best thing about homemade ice cream is the vast array of flavour combos that are possible. Tart, sweet and every so slightly boozy, this cherry amaretto ice cream is one of the best.
I added an ice cream maker to my totally-neccessary-kitchen-gadget collection over 2 years ago so it’s kinda ridiculous that this is my first ice cream recipe.
If you don’t share my obsession with kitchen gadgets and therefore don’t own one, don’t panic, you can still make this frozen treat! Just pop the chilled mixture into the freezer and give it a mix every hour or so until frozen. A bit of a pain, admittedly, but this stops ice crystals forming (meaning you end up with a super smooth creamy ice cream). Yum!
If you could try any flavour of ice cream, what would it be? Hit me up with some new ideas!
- 300ml whole milk
- 300ml double cream
- 4 egg yolks
- 100g caster sugar
- 300g cherries, roughly chopped
- 75ml amaretto
- Add the milk and double cream to a large pot over a medium heat.
- In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sugar. Stir into the milk/cream mixture and continue to heat gently for about 3-5 minutes.
- In a separate pan, heat the cherries and amaretto until soft. Remove from heat and blend using a hand blender. Stir the blended mixture into the milk/cream/egg mixture.
- Ensure ingredients are well combined then remove from the heat. Once mixture has reached room temperature, chill in the fridge until cold.
- Follow ice cream machine instructions to freeze. Alternatively, freeze mixture, stirring every hour or so until frozen.