Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream = SUMMER!

Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream = SUMMER!

"Ice cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal!" –Voltaire

Now it’s the hot part of the year that screams for home-made ice cream.  And Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream is a no-brainer for me.  It not only satisfies my ice cream addition, it takes care of my cherry addiction also while adding a little chocolate for good measure.  The ripe juicy cherries combined with the cream, cherry liqueur and chocolate means it’s packed with good flavors and is a perfect treat on a hot day.

Let’s scoop a little ice cream trivia:

·         What rock star had a flavor named after him?

     Answer:  Jerry Garcia.  As in Ben and Jerry's flavor,  Cherry Garcia!

·         Which US state once had a law that banned serving ice cream on cherry pie?

     Answer:   Kansas.

·         How many licks does it take to finish one scoop of ice cream?

Answer:  About 50 licks.

·         What President liked ice cream so much he reportedly had a bill for $200 for ice cream one summer?

Answer:  George Washington.

·         What’s one of the major ingredients in ice cream?

Answer:  Air, without it ice cream would be hard as a rock.

·         Who does one out of every five ice cream eater share their treat with?

Answer:  Their dog or cat.

·         What was the weight of the world’s largest ice cream sandwich?

Answer:   2,500 pounds!

And remember, the next time you’re in Kentucky, be sure not to carry ice cream in your back pocket!  No kidding, it’s a law there!

If you’re slightly obsessed with ice cream and cherries like I am, you must try this! 

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups pitted ripe sweet cherries (about ¾ pound)
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1¾ cups cream, divided
  • ½ cup sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons cherry liqueur or Blackberry liqueur
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, grated or chopped fine
Read the whole recipe on Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner