I realized last night that if I were writing an ice cream book (rather than a parenting book) it would be done by now.
This was so good, and ridiculously easy. A little of this, a little of that, done. Perfection.
If only everything were this easy.
My mom recently bought me this ice cream maker.
We've been hand-cranking our ice cream forever with a thrift-store machine.
But the quality of ice cream we're getting out of this baby is astounding. It's lighter and creamier than what we made before. I'm a little smitten by this gadget.
So once a week we're making a new batch of ice cream. Some we make up, some we pull from my small pinterest recipe obsession and others come from books.
Because we limit eggs I picked up this book which is egg-free but completely decadent.
The recipe below is loosely based on a recipe found there for cherry-chocolate ice cream.
- Feel free to replace all of the cream and milk with coconut milk for a dairy-free variety. You may also omit the honey and add an additional 1/4 C of coconut sugar if you are vegan.
- The milk I used was raw when we started, the cream was not (because that was what I had).
Farmstead Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream
2 cups heavy cream
1 cup raw milk
1/2 cup coconut sugar
scant 1/4 cup raw honey
1 1/2 cups pitted sweet cherries, coarsely chopped
1 tsp almond extract (you could use vanilla but it just won't be the same)
5 oz high quality chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used dark chocolate.)
Heat cream, milk, and sugar over medium-low heat. Stir often. When piping hot (but not yet simmering) remove from heat.
Add honey and stir to dissolve.
Add cherries and cover.
Transfer to a mason jar and move to the fridge. (To save my fridge from doing so much work I let mine sit out for 1 hour before transferring to the fridge. You can also stand the jar in a basin of cool water and slowly add ice to the water until cold if you are in a hurry.)
When chilled add almond extract.
Transfer to your ice cream maker and freeze.
Just before it looks done, add chocolate.
12 thoughts on “Cherry chocolate chunk ice cream recipe. (egg-free, dairy-free/vegan option)”
The goat cheese and cherry in the Jeni’s book is phenomenal too, but I think we’ll be trying this one out!!
Ooh! I might need that if we adopt those goats I was talking about!
Yum! I am a BIG fan of homemade ice cream and frozen yogurt–especially stevia-sweetened frozen yogurt, because I can eat as much as I want. My parents have a modern hand-crank ice cream maker that I love–like the one above with a freezer sleeve, but you turn it by hand every 5 minutes or so.
This is the first time I’ve seen you mention the subject of your book! I’m thrilled to hear it’s a parenting book. We need more books about gentle and compassionate parenting. We have so much progress to make in that area; I always appreciate your words and perspective on parenting. The world will be better for it.
This looks so delicious. And we have the same ice cream maker 🙂 So I really have no excuse not to make it 😉
Oh my! I bought the popsicle making tools you recommended a month or so ago and now I just NEED to buy this gadget too! Coming to your site is getting expensive! tee-hee!!! And I’m loving every minute of it! Thanks for the ideas!
I have a thousand million blackberries right now. Any reason I can’t sub blackberries/juice for the cherries?
Do it! I would swap out some vanilla for the almond extract and perhaps omit the chocolate. Or not…
Mothers know best.
Me thinks you meant a “scant” 1/4 honey as opposed to a “scat”, because, ewe! 🙂
Looks super yummy though! Now I need some ice cream…
Best type-o on my blog ever. Thanks for seeing that!
Super yum! Wow, I just said that. 🙂
Ooh this sounds good! THanks for sharing!