I hope you are still with me on Day 3 of dessert week. This chocolate cherry ice cream is the perfect way to get the party started for my friend Stephanie’s virtual baby shower. Stephanie is the talented blogger over at girl versus dough. In just a couple of weeks she will be welcoming a sweet and precious baby girl into the world and some of us decided to throw a baby shower for her to celebrate.
Everyone loves a good party, right? Well I do. I know this ice cream is not typical but who says you can’t take ice cream to a party. Stephanie could be craving ice cream and I’m just trying to help her out you know. Besides there are cherries in it so its healthy. OK, who am I kidding, the chocolate totally takes over the cherries but that is what makes this recipe fantastic.
If I were at a shower I hope and pray that someone is serving me ice cream. Give me the good stuff! Now in all reality I wish Stephanie the best in the upcoming weeks and pray for a healthy baby girl. Check out the rest of the shower goodies below from her food blogging friends.
ENJOY ~ Meagan
Chocolate cherry ice cream
Yield: 2 pints
1/4 cup chocolate flavored syrup
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cups whole milk
1 cup whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
5 ounces chocolate covered cherries
In a bowl add syrup and both sugars. Blend with a hand mixer on low for 2 minutes. Slowly add in the milk, whipping cream and vanilla. Cover with saran wrap and place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours.
Add cherries to a food processor and pulse until well chopped.
Remove ice cream mixture and place in ice cream maker for 15 minutes. Pour in the cherries and let it mix for an additional 5 minutes.
Store ice cream in air-tight freezer containers.
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