Something different today, we going to try the Black Forest Ice Cream with Sweet Cherries Recipe. This post is a week late but I promise you it’s worth the delay.
They always say to save the best for last and I think I may have succeeded with this one. If you reading my blog on a regular basis you will know that I love cookies and I love ice cream, so this Black Forest Ice Cream recipe is just awesome!
This ice cream starts with a rich chocolate ice cream which gets a good dousing of melted chocolate mixed in, creating chocolate shards reminiscent of the outside of a Black Forest Cake. All that “chocolately” goodness gets layered with candied cherries, to create a black forest lover’s dream.
I’ve tried incorporating fresh cherries into my ice cream before. The problem is that when you put uncooked cherries into frozen things, they freeze solid and you get an unwelcome frozen chunk of cherry, that is basically un-chewable, in the middle of your ice cream. That’s why, for this recipe, I decided to candy them, this way they remain soft and chewy, even after freezing.
This recipe is just the right dessert for those living in the southern hemisphere. While traveling we visited South Africa, Cape Town in December – Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere is in the summer, so hot puddings is a no-no but ice cream works very well in the warm weather.
If you love chocolate and cherries together you must give this recipe a go before the cherry season is over!
If you don’t have an ice cream maker, no fear you can make by hand.
If you make my Black Forest Ice Cream Recipe, be sure to take a photo and tag me @onlinefoodblog on Instagram or Twitter. I would love nothing more than to see your creations!
Chocolate Ice Cream Chocolate Shards Candied Cherries I mixed some of the leftover cherry syrup equally with maple syrup and served it with crepes.
How to make Black Forest Ice Cream with sweet cherries
3 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
2 cups heavy cream
5 oz. semi-sweet (or bittersweet) chocolate, chopped
1 cup whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
5 large egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 oz. semisweet (or bittersweet) chocolate, chopped
1-pound sweet cherries, halved and pitted
1 cup sugar
1.5 cups water
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 drop pure almond extract
Chocolate Ice Cream
How to make Candied Cherries
To add to ice cream
Makes approximately: 1 liter of ice cream.
Try out our Black Forest Ice Cream with sweet cherries recipe and post your results below in the comments…
Chocolate Ice Cream
I mixed some of the leftover cherry syrup equally with maple syrup and served it with crepes.