The Best Thing I Ever Made?

ice_creamLarge chunks of fresh, sweet, dark cherries–the really good ones that you can only find for about two weeks at this time of year.  Thin, crisp shavings of dark chocolate.  Luxurious, creamy texture.

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:

Black Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream via Sweet Pea’s Kitchen

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2 responses

  1. Good for you! I would have loved to have seen the look — and the ice cream — on Anna’s face as she dug in.

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