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Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream is summer time fruity freshness and dark chocolate decadence blended into a creamy base of frozen custard. So good!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream Summer Time Fruity Freshness And Dark Chocolate Decadence Blended Into A Creamy Base Of Frozen Custard. So Good! Http://Homemadefoodjunkie.com

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream

I have a Completely cool Ice Cream Maker!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream Summer Time Fruity Freshness And Dark Chocolate Decadence Blended Into A Creamy Base Of Frozen Custard. So Good! Http://Homemadefoodjunkie.com

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream

Over a year of  making ice cream in it so far and let me tell you Cuisinart has my vote for most awesome Ice Cream Maker (I LOVE the cherry red color in my kitchen too!)! Follow the Amazon Affiliate links if you want one of these amazing machines! And Thank you for supporting Homemade Food Junkie.

 

For many many years I did NOT make ice cream. Or buy it very much. In the old days the ice cream makers were a pain. I didn’t want ice cream around because I couldn’t stay out of it. Storebought ice cream is one indulgence that ALWAYS made me gain weight. My poor family had to go without most times because their personal shopper (me) wouldn’t put it in the cart!

I haven’t made homemade ice cream in so long, I’m not sure the kids remember it happening when they were little!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream Summer Time Fruity Freshness And Dark Chocolate Decadence Blended Into A Creamy Base Of Frozen Custard. So Good! Http://Homemadefoodjunkie.com

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream

Actually I hated the whole crushed ice melting  and rock salt everywhere… and “How much rock salt?”. Rock salt that somehow managed to get INTO the ice cream and…the cranking took forever…what a mess to clean up! Many times it didn’t even work.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream Summer Time Fruity Freshness And Dark Chocolate Decadence Blended Into A Creamy Base Of Frozen Custard. So Good! Http://Homemadefoodjunkie.com

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream summer time fruity freshness and dark chocolate decadence blended into a creamy base of frozen custard.

So I quit making my own…for decades! It was just too much fuss for very inconsistent results. That’s all changed now. I love technology!

My Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker freezer bowl that Eliminates the melty dripping icy mess of the old days and produces year round frozen treats in a tidy, easy to use machine right on your kitchen counter! If you’re really into the churning by hand…this one doesn’t do that. You push a button and it does the work! 🙂 I like that!

We LOVE ice cream. Store bought ice cream is full of nasty bad additives. Making our own ice cream gives us control over the ingredients, and the nutrition. No emulsifiers to make us fat! It’s still a rare treat. Almost a healthy one now 🙂 Someday soon I’m going to make frozen yogurt. THAT is my idea of yummy health food 🙂

Today…let’s make a delicious Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice cream.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream Summer Time Fruity Freshness And Dark Chocolate Decadence Blended Into A Creamy Base Of Frozen Custard. So Good! Http://Homemadefoodjunkie.com

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream

I used the Cuisinart recipe book that came with the machine and made Strawberry Ice Cream first. It was delicious…but not creamy. I LOVE creamy ice cream that melts sinfully in your mouth and gives you brain freeze if you eat it fast. Slowly savored, ice cream can be eaten in small amounts and still enjoyed, but not gluttonously.

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream

This is how many Chocolate chips and our fresh bing cherries I used in my batch of ice cream. YUM!

Yesterday I decided I wanted to use some of my fresh Bing Cherries and make a Dark Chocolate Cherry ice cream. I found this creamy custard recipe at Bakedbyrachel.com. She had a recipe for Cherry Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream that I tried and adapted a VERY little. So I’m giving her a big shout out. Awesome results!  She used The Perfect Scoop book by David Lebowitz for her inspiration. You know this is good ice cream!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream Summer Time Fruity Freshness And Dark Chocolate Decadence Blended Into A Creamy Base Of Frozen Custard. So Good! Http://Homemadefoodjunkie.com

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream

I’m completely sold on the freezer bowl method of making frozen treats! I love homemade French Vanilla Bean ice creamice cream sandwiches , and many many other delectable frozen goodies! Look around here for more ice cream. I’ve been busy!

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream Recipe:

I have made this recipe several times. It’s a HUGE family favorite. I updated the pictures but the recipe is perfect just like it is. Enjoy!

Custard is the best method for a truly creamy ice cream. Custard uses eggs! I have plenty of free range fresh eggs around at all times to make a pretty yellow custardy ice cream. It’s a bit more work than the non custard recipes but well worth it! Have a great time playing with your ice cream machine. More frozen yummies coming soon!

Instructions for this ice cream:

  • Place in a medium sauce pan, milk, cream, sugar, salt and vanilla. Turn heat to medium and whisk until sugar is thoroughly melted. Remove from heat. set aside.
  • Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl and slowly add into the cooled (slightly warm is ok but not hot!) milk mixture.
  • Whisk the eggs into the milk mix and return the pot to the stove on medium heat.
  • Whisk constantly until the custard slightly thickens(lightly coats a spoon). Just UNDER a boil.
  • Remove from heat and whisk constantly until room temperature(quick cool over ice if desired).
  • Cover and chill until cold(refrigerate at least an hour or so to chill thoroughly)
  • chill (but do NOT freeze) the chopped chocolate and cherries.
  • Your custard is ready to churn! Start your churn and pour in the custard.
    According to your machine’s directions.

For the cuisinart: I mixed the custard about 15 minutes and then added in the chocolate and cherries. It took another 15 minutes or so to get the custard to firm up to soft ice cream stage. We froze it overnight (after experiencing some of the best soft serve Ice cream I have ever had!) In the morning It as gorgeous, creamy and so tasty! Very hard but scoop-able.

Nutrition Facts:

Number of servings: 15

221   Calories / 3/4 Cup Serving

  • Fat            24%  15 g
  • Carbs        7%   20 g
  • Protein     5%    2 g

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Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream
Yield: 15 3/4 Cups

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Chilling time for hard ice cream: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes

Dark Chocolate Cherry Custard Ice Cream is summer time fruity freshness and dark chocolate decadence blended into a creamy base of frozen custard. So good!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Whole milk
  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Cups heavy cream, I used whipping cream
  • pinch salt
  • 2 tsp.pure vanilla extract, or one vanilla bean
  • 6 egg yolks, I'm using free range from our chickens-makes the custard yellower
  • 1/2 Cup bing cherries pitted and rough chopped
  • 1/2 Cup dark chocolate chips, or a 4 0z. semi sweet dark chocolate barrouchly chopped or shaved

Instructions

  1. Place in a medium sauce pan, milk, cream, sugar, salt and vanilla. Turn heat to medium and whisk until sugar is thoroughly melted. Remove from heat. set aside.
  2. Beat the egg yolks in a medium bowl and slowly add into the cooled (slightly warm is ok but not hot!) milk mixture.
  3. Whisk the eggs into the milk mix and return the pot to the stove on medium heat.
  4. Whisk constantly until the custard slightly thickens(lightly coats a spoon). Just UNDER a boil.
  5. Remove from heat and whisk constantly until room temperature(quick cool over ice if desired).
  6. Cover and chill until cold(refrigerate at least an hour or so to chill thoroughly)
  7. chill (but do NOT freeze) the chopped chocolate and cherries.
  8. Your custard is ready to churn! Start your churn and pour in the custard.

According to your machine's directions.

  1. I mixed the custard about 15 minutes and then added in the chocolate and cherries. It took another 15 minutes or so to get the custard to firm up to soft ice cream stage. We froze it overnight (after experiencing some of the best soft serve Ice cream I have ever had!) In the morning It as gorgeous, creamy and so tasty! Very hard but scoop-able. Set on the counter 10 minutes to soften if necessary.

Notes

I mixed the custard about 15 minutes and then added in the chocolate and cherries. It took another 15 minutes or so to get the custard to firm up to soft ice cream stage. We froze it overnight (after experiencing some of the best soft serve Ice cream I have ever had!) In the morning It as gorgeous, creamy and so tasty! Very hard but scoop-able. Set on the counter 10 minutes to soften if necessary.

Nutrition Information


Amount Per Serving Calories 221

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Trish

Sunday 9th of May 2021

Can you use frozen cherries in this recipe?

Diane

Sunday 9th of May 2021

Hi Trish, That is fine as long as they are not full of ice crystals. That will affect the ice cream texture a bit. If they have ice crystal on them just run the cherries through some water in a sieve until the crystals melt off then use as fresh cherries. Enjoy!

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Alik

Friday 8th of May 2020

This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it!! You mentioned you had the best soft serve ice cream. I recently purchased the Cuisinart Soft Serve Ice Cream maker. Were you able to get the cherries and chocolate to fit through the dispense

Diane

Friday 8th of May 2020

Hi Alik, I think you have a different ice cream maker than I do. When I say soft serve I mean it's soft when first done. Then if you freeze it will harden up some.If you try to do the fresh cherries and chocolate chunks in a soft serve dispenser they will get stuck. You may have luck pulverizing the cherries in a food processor and melting the chocolate in the custard. Best of luck!

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Ashley

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

Just finished eating this, it was amazing! The custard came out perfect, so creamy. I made the custard and chopped up everything yesterday which made making this today easy peasy (my Kitchen Aid attachment definitely helped). So easy in fact, I'm not sure I will buy ice cream at a store again. I'm already dreaming up what else to try with the custard base! I have an adult dinner party coming up- thinking I might soak the cherries in a liqueur & do a chocolate fudge ribbon! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!

Diane

Wednesday 14th of June 2017

Hi Ashley, I'm delighted you loved this yummy ice cream. It's one of our favorites. I make the custard base in this recipe for lots of other ice creams so I think it will work great for a creative cook like you :) LOVE your idea of soaking the cherries in liqueur and the chocolate ribbon. Thank you so much for visiting to share your experience with us!! You made my day and helped our other readers with your fantastic ideas! Store bought ice cream is definitely a let down after this.

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