No kidding, this might be the best thing I ever made.
For one thing, it was quite an impressive undertaking. Chris and I pitted cherries the night before. I cooked them down that morning, then made a simple custard. Then I stuck that custard in an ice bath. Later, I used a double-boiler to melt chocolate. Then I stuck it all in our (brand new!) ice cream maker. It was an involved process, but each step was really necessary to creating the balance in the final product–plus, I got to feel really accomplished when I listed all the things I did to get that perfect bowl of ice cream. So yes, the recipe took me a decent chunk of a day.
And yes, it was so very worth it.
Here’s the link to the recipe I followed: