Cherry and Amaretto Ice Cream

    4 hours 35 minutes

    Fresh cherries are blended in a lightly sweet milk and cream mixture in this smooth ice cream. Amaretto liqueur adds an extra bit of cherry flavour.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 1 1/2 cups fresh cherries, pitted
    • 1 3/4 cups thickened cream, divided
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 1/2 cup caster sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 tablespoons amaretto liqueur (optional)
    • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon cornflour (optional)

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:4hours freezing  ›  Ready in:4hours35min 

    1. Heat cherries, 1 cup cream, milk, caster sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium heat until mixture starts to steam, 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking for 15 minutes more.
    2. Pour cherry mixture into a blender no more than half full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree in batches until smooth. Transfer blended mixture to a large bowl and stir in remaining cream.
    3. Chill in the fridge until completely cold, about 2 hours; stir in amaretto liqueur, lemon juice and cornflour. Pour into the container of an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.


    Take the ice cream out of the freezer for 5-10 minutes before serving, or longer, so it comes to the right scooping temperature. Scoop it with a hot, but dry, ice-cream spoon (soak it in boiling water, then wipe dry).

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    Too greasy for my liking.  -  02 Mar 2018  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)